Movie star Don Cheadle worked with some unsavoury characters on his first big film, COLORS - real-life criminals were coerced to join the cast of the Los Angeles gang warfare film by police. The HOTEL RWANDA star played ROCKET, opposite Sean Penn and Robert Duvall, in the cult 1988 film, and he is still amazed by the way real gang leaders were cast in the movie. He recalls, "It was kinda dirty actually, the way that they got them into the movie because the cops just picked up the guy... and they said, 'You've got some warrants outstanding and we can either throw you in jail of you can do this movie.' "That's a casting couch right there. So he had to go and get all his homies (friends) to do the movie, which really cut into his drug dealing, so he was not cool with that."