Ali is a 2001 American biographical sports drama film written, produced and directed by Michael Mann. The film focuses on ten years in the life of the late boxer Muhammad Ali, played by Will Smith, from 1964–74, featuring his capture of the heavyweight title from Sonny Liston, his conversion to Islam, criticism of the Vietnam War, and banishment from boxing, his return to fight Joe Frazier in 1971, and, finally, his reclaiming the title from George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle fight of 1974. It also touches on the great social and political upheaval in the United States following the assassinations of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
The film was well-received from critics, but was a failure at the box office. Smith and Jon Voight received Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively.
Ali (, ) is a male Arabic name derived from the Arabic root ʕ-l-w, which literally means "high" or "elevated". It is a common name in Arab countries and the rest of the Muslim world. Islamic traditional use of the name goes back to the Islamic leader Ali ibn Abi Talib but the name is identical in form and meaning to the , Eli, which goes back to the High Priest Eli in the biblical Books of Samuel.
The name Ali also arises in other traditions. Among English-speakers as short for male and female names starting with "Al-", or the Old Norse man's name Áli. It can also be an English nickname, as a shortened form of Alexandra, Alison, Alice, Alistair, or Alexander.
Ali is also a Finnish male given name, derived from Aleksanteri.
ALI may refer to:
- Acer Laboratories Incorporated, a manufacturer of integrated circuits
- Acute limb ischemia, a condition caused by sudden lose of blood flow to a limb
- Acute lung injury, a lung injury caused by inflammation
- Albion (Amtrak station), Michigan, USA, Amtrak station code
- Alice International Airport, Texas, from its IATA airport code
- American Law Institute
- Annual limit on intake, a limit in radiation dosimetry
- Automatic Location Information, a database which is maintained on behalf of local governments by contracted private third parties generally the Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) for use primarily in E911 applications.
- KALI (AM), a radio station in West Covina, California
- KALI-FM, a radio station in Santa Ana, California
- WALI, FM radio station in Walterboro, South Carolina
Ali (American rapper)
Ali Jones (born July 13, 1971), better known by his stage name Ali is an American rapper and member of the hip hop group St. Lunatics.
Ali was the cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
Ali may also refer to:
- Ali (name), discusses the name and lists people of this name.
Alì is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about east of Palermo and about southwest of Messina. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 900 and an area of .
Alì borders the following municipalities: Alì Terme, Fiumedinisi, Itala.
Ali (graffiti artist)
ALI was the graffiti name of artist and musician Marc André Edmonds, also known as J. Walter Negro, “The Playin’ Brown Rapper.” As ALI, he is best known as the founder of 'Soul Artists' and originator of the cult of Zoo York. As "alter-ego" J. Walter Negro (a cynical take-off on the arch-commercialist J. Walter Thompson advertising agency), he is remembered as the lead singer/ songwriter of the proto- hip-hop-rap group 'J. Walter Negro and the Loose Jointz', who had some success with their 1981 release "Shoot the Pump".
Ali is a South Indian actor who has acted in more than 1000 films in the Telugu, Tamil and Bollywood film industries. He is a regular actor in Puri Jagannadh movies. The Academy of Global Peace conferred an honorary doctorate on Ali on 25 May 2013 at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He won 2 Filmfare Awards & 2 Nandi Awards
Ali (French rapper)
Ali, originally Daddy Ali (born in 1975 at Issy-les-Moulineaux, France) is a French rapper of Moroccan origin.
He started his music career with Booba as rap duo Lunatic and now is a solo rapper artist. For a certain time, he also used the stage name Africain Lié à l'Islam before deciding on using his mononym Ali.
After split-up of Lunatic, Ali released his album Chaos et Harmonie in 2005 collaborating with 45 Scientific. In 2015, he released album Que la paix soit sur vous.
Ali (South Korean singer)
Cho Yong-Jin , famously known as Ali (stylized as ALi), is a South Korean singer-songwriter famous for her work on Korean pop music in the early twenty-first century. Her stage name is a motif from Muhammad Ali. This is so that it can be engraved easily by the masses. Following her debut in 2009, she is primarily known for her strong vocals and her time as a contestant on the KBS program Immortal Songs 2.
Ali the Fox is a cartoon character created by Xu Han (, known as "Hans"), who graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Tsinghua University and received a master’s degree. Ali is a red fox in white pants. The company controlling the character is Beijing Dream Castle Culture Co., Ltd (S: 北京梦之城文化有限公司, T: 北京夢之城文化有限公司, P: Běijīng Mèng zhī Chéng Wénhuà Yǒuxiàngōngsī).
Ali began as an internet emoticon. He began appearing on Chinese internet sites in 2006. They included QQ, Renren, Sina Weibo, and WeChat. Ali has an animated TV series and a picture book series.
There is a film, Ali．Dream Island (S: 阿狸．梦之島, T: 阿狸．夢之島, P: Ā-lí Mèng zhī Dǎo).
Ali is the second official mixtape by Odd Future member Mike G. It was released as a free digital download on the Odd Future website. The album features production from fellow Odd Future members Tyler, The Creator, Left Brain, as well as Syd tha Kyd. Vince Staples, Earl Sweatshirt and MellowHype are also featured on the album.