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.
Actor Don Cheadle opens up about starring in Kendrick Lamar's 'DNA' video.
Don Cheadle has opened up about his latest onscreen role as Kendrick Lamar's interrogator on his video for 'DNA'. It seems learning all those lyrics was super-daunting, and he didn't even realise the rapper had made a reference to one of his films until a few days after.
Don Cheadle at 'The Promise' premiere
The 'House of Lies' star played a cop interrogating Kendrick for the new video for 'DNA' - from his new album 'Damn' - and in it he had to rap the majority of the song. He says he only had two days to prepare for the video, which included learning most of the lyrics because they weren't going to have a teleprompter.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
The jazz biopic will also be Miles' directorial debut.
Don Cheadle is set to play jazz legend Miles Davis in an upcoming film focussing on the trumpeter's "silent period" alongside Ewan McGregor and Zoe Saldana. Though Cheadle has stressed that the movie will not be a biopic in the strictest biographical sense, Kill the Trumpet Player will focus on "a few dangerous days in the life of Miles Davis, as he bursts out of his silent period and conspires with a Rolling Stone writer (McGregor) to steal back his music," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Don Cheadle Will Act And Direct In An Upcoming Miles Davis Movie.
As well as taking on the complex lead role, Cheadle will also direct the piece and has been planning the film for several years. "It's not a biopic, per se. It's a gangster pic. It's a movie Miles Davis would have wanted to star in," he told the Wall Street Journal, adding "Without throwing history away, we're trying to shuffle it and make it more cubist."
Don Cheadle will star and make his directorial debut in 'Kill The Trumpeter', a biopic about jazz musician Miles Davis.
Don Cheadle has desired to play Jazz musician Miles Davis in a biopic for a lengthy period of time now.
The 48 year-old finally gets his wish!
Cheadle first announced he wanted to play the role over seven years ago and finally thanks to BiFrost Pictures the project has the green light.
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Changing the writer and director for this third Iron Man movie turns out to be the best thing that could have happened, because Shane Black is a much more focussed filmmaker, and he gives this franchise a badly needed kick. We know that he and Downey work well together (see Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), but we could never have anticipated how Black would bring clarity to Downey's comical riffs. He also makes the action scenes much more human, and therefore a lot more thrilling.
The story takes place in the overall Marvel chronology. Wealthy arms manufacturer Tony Stark (Downey) is feeling badly shaken by his experience working with the Avengers to fight off an alien invasion. So he dives into his work and neglects his relationship with Pepper (Paltrow), who also runs his company. Then two faces from the past reappear: bio-scientist Maya (Hall) is an old colleague of Tony's, while technical genius Aldrich (Pearce) has a past with Pepper. And both seem somehow connected to a wave of nasty bombings that is terrorising America, masterminded by a menacing man who calls himself the Mandarin (Kingsley). And the Mandarin's next target is Tony.
Intriguingly, the script keeps Tony out of the Iron Man suit for much of the film's running time, which makes his character feel much more grounded than ever before. It also makes the action set pieces even more spectacular, since they're not mere robot-vs-robot animated battles. So even if the dialog is peppered with technical gibberish, at least it has a personal dimension. Which not only deepens Tony and Pepper as characters, but makes the surrounding people more interesting. These include Tony's old pal (Cheadle), two self-healing goons (Dale and Szostak) and a pre-teen (Simpkins) who helps Tony. And with his constantly surprising character, Kingsley very nearly steals the show.
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