Nelson Mandela, one of the most respected world leaders, has fought to break down racial discrimination throughout his life and has always emphasized the concept of "freedom". Nelson Mandela, who served twenty-seven years in prison for his case, did not harbor hatred or enmity against the persecution, which made him a world-wide leader. Mandela, the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, is South Africa's first elected political president. In the study, Nelson Mandela was examined in terms of the characteristics and behaviors that made him a leader. The reason why Mandela was examined in the research was that he was accepted as a leader not only in South Africa but also all over the world. "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" includes Mandela's autobiography. In the study "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom", the leadership characteristics of Mandela were examined thematically. Here, the details of the film Mandela's from clothing to emotions, verbal ability, movements and behaviors are examined in terms of leadership characteristics.