Don Cheadle (born 29.11.1964) Don Cheadle is an American Actor and Producer known for his roles in the critically acclaimed Crash and Hotel Rwanda (winning him an Oscar nomination for best lead actor in the 2004 Academy Awards). As well as receiving critical acclaim, he received commercial success as his as role as Colonel James Rhodes in Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3.
Childhood: Don Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to mother Bettye and clinical psychologist father Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr. Throughout his childhood the family moved from city to city before finally allowing Don to graduate from the California institute of the Arts with a B.A in Acting.
Acting Career: Don Cheadle began his career starring in multiple shorts before being cast in Hamburger Hill, a realistic interpretation on one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. Cheadle continued to star in short films whilst obtaining small television roles such as: The Fresh Prince of Bellaire and a starring role on The Golden Palace, a 24 episode television show about a group of individuals running a hotel. He received his first wide spread film role, starring alongside Academy Award winner Denzel Washington in Devil in a Blue Dress. He received multiple awards for his role as Mouse Alexander including Best Supporting Actor from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association whilst being nominated for similar awards from the highly acknowledged Screen Actors Guild. Cheadle continued to act in television and feature films before working alongside an all star cast: Mark Wahlberg, John. C Reilly, Julianne Moore, Luis Guzman and Burt Reynolds in the three time Oscar Nominated Boogie Nights released in 1997. Cheadle played an 'actor' named Buck Swope and received a positive response for his role. During casting of 1998's Out of Sight Cheadle met highly acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez. Soderbergh and Cheadle developed a professional relationship which lead to Chaedle's casting in Traffic and the 'Ocean's trilogy' (Oceans 11, Oceans 12, Oceans 13) where Cheadle worked alongside previous co-star George Clooney. The trilogy was a commercial success obtaining $1,124,774,054 at the global box-office. Cheadle continued to appear in multiple television films whilst continuing his career in television, appearing in 4 episodes of the successful series ER and The Simpsons as a voice over for Brother Faith in episode, Faith Off. Cheadle appeared in three time Oscar winner and AFI Movie of the Year award winner, Crash (2004), directed by Paul Haggis, Academy Award nominated Director and Academy Award winning writer. Cheadle played Det. Graham Walters, an African-American Detective in the Los Angeles Police Department who promises his mother he will find his younger brother. Crash was also Cheadle's Producing Debut working alongside Producers: Jan Korbelin, Tom Nunan, Andre Reimer and Marina Grasic. 2004 proved to be a critically successful year for Don Cheadle, starring in Hotel Rwanda where he went back to his acting roots in order to play the true story of a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu military. The film was nominated for three Oscars including Don Cheadle for Best Actor and won the AFI audience award for best feature film. Cheadle proved to be a dog lover after being cast in 2006's The Dog Problem and DreamWorks's Hotel for Dogs in 2009 where he played Bernie alongside young, up and coming actors, Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin. Cheadle was sue to make his directorial debut adapting Elmore Leonard's Tishomingo Blues however difficulties during pre-production lead to the production being abandoned. Cheadle replaced previous co-star Terrence Howard (Crash) in Marvel's Iron Man 2, playing army Colonel and high trained agent, James Rhodes who works collaboratively with Tony Stark to obtain his own suit. Cheadle continued his role in Iron Man 3 after starring in the short film series Captain Planet. Don Cheadle Person Life Cheadle has worked hard with many charities in order to help those in Darfur and Rwanda. He was awarded the BET Humanitarian of the year award for his services in 2007. He was also awarded with the Summit Peace Award by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates with fellow co-star George Clooney on December 13th 2008.
After the formulaic thrills of The Winter Soldier and Age of Ultron, Marvel's Avengers were in danger of getting stuck in a rut, but a smart script for this surprisingly focussed thriller kicks everything into a new direction. What's surprising is that the screenwriters have managed to incorporate a wide range of characters without the film ever feeling overcrowded. Each person has a journey to travel, so the actors get a chance to invest plenty of personality into the action.
After the events of Ultron, there's a political debate about the need to oversee the Avengers' missions. Iron Man Tony (Robert Downey Jr.) thinks a special UN council is a good idea, but Captain America Steve (Chris Evans) thinks that will limit the team's ability to help people. Then Steve's best pal Bucky (Sebastian Stan) is framed for a bombing, and Black Panther T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is drawn into the fray. The Avengers are forced to take sides, with those supporting Bucky becoming outlaws. Tony recruits Spider-Man Peter (Tom Holland) to his team, while Steve drafts in Ant-Man Scott (Paul Rudd). And as they all face off against each other, none of them realise that this entire situation is being manipulated by a vengeful man named Zemo (Daniel Bruhl).
Watching this film requires the audience to suspend disbelief that these super-powered friends could be pushed to try to kill each other. That never quite makes sense, and indeed the script acknowledges this fact when one person goes down and everyone reacts emotionally. But the high-powered cast is so good at creating these intensely driven superheroes that it's not difficult to go with it.
Continue reading: Captain America: Civil War Review
The Avengers are suffering from an image crisis. As much good that they do and as many lives that they save, the superheroes also cause unlimited amounts of damage to cities and civilisation. The government wish to find an answer to this problem and they decide that all superheroes should be registered and held accountable for their actions.
Tony Stark is brought in to begin talks on behalf of The Avengers, knowing how much damage he's personally done under his superhero disguise, Stark see the government's point and decides that a register wouldn't be entirely unwelcome. Captain America on the other hand has no such wishes; The Cap sees any government intervention as something beyond reasonable requirement. In the middle of all this is Cap's old friend Bucky who could be prosecuted under the new laws. As The Avengers are forced to split into two halves, it looks like there's going to be no way for the old team to form any kind of agreement.
As their opinions deepen and rivalries are deepens, certain members of Hydra begin to tighten their control and their plans for future domination of the world are getting stronger. The Avengers must find a way to put their differences aside in order to beat the real enemy.
As a fan of jazz musician Miles Davis since his early childhood, the actor Don Cheadle seemed like a natural to play him in a film biopic.
But Cheadle went further, also directing and cowriting Miles Ahead. "From a very young age I was into Miles Davis' music," he says. "His was the music that I grew up listening to, that my parents listened to. It was something that was central in my music life always. So I really wanted to make a movie that Miles would have wanted to see. I knew that we had to find a new way of telling a story that was different from what people expected, just like Miles kept changing his music."
To do this, Cheadle set out to make a movie that was more "dynamic and creative" than a traditional biopic. Since there are already documentaries and books tracing the key moments in Davis' life, Cheadle focussed on Davis' silent period and how he came back to reclaim his music, paralleling that story with his 10-year relationship with his wife Frances Taylor Davis.
Continue reading: Miles Ahead Was A Lifelong Project For Don Cheadle
As both director and star of ‘Miles Ahead’ Don Cheadle had to do a lot of juggling, but it all just made his connection to Davis even stronger.
Miles Davis has been an inspiration to actor Don Cheadle since he was 10 years old. To Cheadle, the jazz legend was a ‘symbol of creative energy and power’ and someone who was never afraid to step out of his comfort zone. It’s a quality that the musician and actor have in common, as Cheadle took on the role of both director and star of biopic Miles Ahead.
Don Cheadle in Miles Ahead.
During the filming of Miles Ahead, Cheadle spent most of his time steeped in the role, but as the film’s director, sometimes he found himself having to break character to remind people who was in charge.
Miles Davis' music made him a household name, loved by millions around the world, yet not many people know what the real Miles was like. The story of the man behind the Jazz - sorry 'social' music. When music journalist Dave Braden turns up at Davis' house unannounced looking to speak with the musician about his new material, he's obviously shocked.
As Miles eventually warms to the Rolling Stone writer, the two find themselves on a quest neither ever thought they'd undertake. Miles realises that his new and unreleased material has been stolen - they must identify and track down the thief in order to return the demos to their rightful home.
Cheadle said of the project: "To make an entertaining, "rock and roll" movie about a multi-talented musician in a non-traditional, subversive way. To attempt to DO Miles Davis rather than simply chronicle the highlights and lowlights of his life. That process felt like Miles to me."
Captain America will be joined by Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye and a whole host of others in 'Captain America: Civil War'.
Marvel has announced the cast of Captain America: Civil War and it looks like pretty much everyone from the Avengers world will return alongside Chris Evans as Steve Rogers. The news was announced by Marvel on Thursday (7th May).
Chris Evans' Captain America will lead the Avengers team in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
Continue reading: 'Captain America: Civil War': Marvel Announces Cast & Plot Synopsis
They've fought private military corporations, Nazi splinter-groups and a Norse god. Now, The Avengers assemble once again to celebrate their success. But when a new project from Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) reveals itself to be sentient and ready to bring the world to its knees, The Avengers are ready to fight amongst themselves while the threat of Ultron (James Spader) grows his strength, and gains allegiance from Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). Meanwhile, Stark is seeing hostility from Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) while Captain America (Chris Evans) desperately tries to bring the team back together to stop the Age of Ultron.
Continue: Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer
A lot has happened since the Battle of New York. The world was attacked by Norse God, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), causing a united force of tech super-hero Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), reanimated World War Two super soldier Captain America (Chris Evans) and Loki's brother - the Norse God of thunder, Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Two years on, the Avengers have worked to defeat evil in Godly realm of Asgard, on planet Earth, and within S.H.I.E.L.D., the organisation that brought them together in the first place. Now, with Iron Man in retirement and S.H.I.E.L.D. in disarray, the world is suddenly threatened by Ultron (James Spader), a robot who seeks to destroy the Avengers now that he has been unshackled.
Continue: Avengers: Age Of Ultron - Teaser Trailer
The 49 year-old actor has turned to the crowd-funding platform Indiegogo, in order to raise $325,000 and secure the making of 'Miles Ahead,' a biopic about the Jazz legend.
Don Cheadle is willing to do anything to get a biopic about Jazz musician Miles Davis on the big-screen.
The 49 year-old actor's dream of starring in the flick is now in the hands of the fans.
Cheadle has started a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $325,000 and secure the making of 'Miles Ahead,' the film about Davis' life.
Continue reading: Don Cheadle Starts Crowd-Funding Campaign For Miles Davis Biopic
Newcomers like 'House of Cards' and 'Master of Sex' replace the old guards like 'Mad Men' and 'Homefront' in the TV noms
The nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards were revealed this week and although there were few surprises in the movie nominations; in the television categories however, it's time for change in the established order of critically-acclaimed TV. Former nomination regulars like Mad Men and Homefront are nowhere to be seen in the nominees lists, replaced instead by the new order of critically-acclaimed shows.
Master of Sex, along with House of Cards, is now the show to beat
Master of Sex and House of Cards now look like the shows to beat, with Breaking Bad making what will be its final appearance at the Golden Globes with the series ending this year. This comes just a year after Homeland achieved the impressive feat of winning Best Drama Series, Best Male Actor and Best Female Actor all in one night, although this does mark the second year in a row that the 2007-2009 winner Mad Men has not appeared in the Best Drama category.
After the formulaic thrills of The Winter Soldier and Age of Ultron, Marvel's Avengers were...
The Avengers are suffering from an image crisis. As much good that they do and...
Miles Davis' music made him a household name, loved by millions around the world, yet...
As the world of Marvel super heroes become ever more entwined, Captain America: Civil War...
They've fought private military corporations, Nazi splinter-groups and a Norse god. Now, The Avengers assemble...
The Avengers may be feeling like they are capable of anything after saving New York...
A lot has happened since the Battle of New York. The world was attacked by...
Changing the writer and director for this third Iron Man movie turns out to be...
Tony Stark may have the woman of his dreams, the technological skills of a genius...
With another deeply committed performance, Washington brings badly needed complexity to what is otherwise a...
When airplane pilot Whit makes an extraordinary landing following an engine failure which saves the...
Writer-director McDonagh brings to this film the same blend of black comedy, dark emotion and...