Mark Lester, the British child star who played the lead in 1968's Oliver!, is also the godfather to Michael Jackson's children. The two met more than 30 years ago. Beyond sharing a childhood in the spotlight, the connection ran deeper — Oliver! was Jackson's favorite movie growing up.
As chance would have it, we're playing Oliver! (one of Our Favorite Movies) Sunday at 12 PM ET / 9 AM PT. This musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale won numerous awards, including five Oscars. Posted 06.28.09 by reelz