What’s Love Got to Do with It is a 1993 American biographical film directed by Brian Gibson, based on the life of American-born singer Tina Turner. The film stars Angela Bassett as Tina Turner and Laurence Fishburne as Ike Turner.
The screenplay was adapted by Kate Lanier from the book I, Tina co-written by Turner with Kurt Loder. Both Ike and Tina assigned rights to Lanier for their lives to be dramatized in the film. The film’s soundtrack featured the hit song “I Don’t Wanna Fight”, which went to number one in seven countries.
In the United States, the film grossed almost $40 million and around $20 million in rentals. In the United Kingdom, it grossed nearly £10 million.
Angela Bassett won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture. Laurence Fishburne was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Bassett was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role. The film won an American Choreography Award for one of its dance sequences.
Here below is a set of amazing photos that shows portraits of Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett in What’s Love Got to Do With It in 1993.