Jesse Owens

Interview: Stephan James Portrays Olympian Jesse Owens in ‘Race’

Stephan James as Jesse Owens in Race

CHICAGO – In the history of America, there are moments when champions rose above their societal status and circumstance. And so it came to pass that African American Jesse Owens – during one of most difficult times in America for blacks – won medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, representing America and striking a blow against Adolf Hitler, four years before WWII. Owen’s story is told in the new film, “Race,” and he is portrayed by actor Stephan James.

Exclusive Portrait: ‘Race’ Star Stephan James as Jesse Owens

Stephan James as Jesse Owens in Race

CHICAGO – HollywoodChicago.com brings you our exclusive red-carpet portrait of Stephan James as the legendary Olympian Jesse Owens from the Chicago premiere of “Race” on Feb. 9, 2016. We also photographed Jesse Owens’ real-life daughters Gloria Owens Hemphill and Marlene Owens Rankin.

Red-Carpet Video Interview: ‘Race’ Star Stephan James as Jesse Owens

CHICAGO – HollywoodChicago.com brings you our red-carpet interview with Stephan James as the legendary Olympian Jesse Owens from the Chicago premiere of “Race”. We also speak with Jesse Owens’ real-life daughters Gloria Owens Hemphill and Marlene Owens Rankin.

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