Don Cheadle (born November 29, 1964 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA) is an American Oscar nominated actor. He has appeared in the films Out of Sight (1998), Traffic (1999) the Ocean's Eleven franchise, Hotel Rwanda (2004), Crash (2004) and the Iron Man film franchise.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early life[edit | edit source]
Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Donald Frank Cheadle Sr. and Bettye North. He has a sister, Cindy, and a brother, Colin. He attended Hartley Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska. Cheadle graduated in 1982 from East High School in Denver, Colorado.
Career[edit | edit source]
Cheadle began his career with a series of television roles in the 1980s. He made his major motion picture debut with a role as Private Johnny Washburn in the war film Hamburger Hill (1987). He played Rocket in the crime drama Colors (1988).
He played Mouse Alexander in the crime drama Devil in a Blue Dress (1995).
He played Rooster in the crime drama Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995).
He had the title role in the HBO television movie Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996).
He starred in the Steven Soderbergh crime drama Out of Sight (1998) as crime boss Maurice Miller. The film marked the start of a longstanding collaboration with Soderbergh. Cheadle appeared in Soderbergh's crime drama Traffic (2000) as DEA Agent Montel Gordon. Cheadle appeared uncredited as cockney explosives expert Basher Tarr in Soderbergh's remake of the film Ocean's Eleven (2001). Cheadle reprised the role in the films sequels Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007).
He played psychiatrist Dr. David Monroe in the independent drama film Manic (2001).
He starred in the Terry George drama Hotel Rwanda (2004) as humanitarian hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina. The film was set during the Rwandan Genocide and earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Also in 2004 he played Detective Graham Waters in the best picture Oscar winning drama film Crash (2004).
Filmography[edit | edit source]
Film[edit | edit source]
|1985||Moving Violations||Juicy Burgers Worker|
|1987||Hamburger Hill||Pvt. Washburn|
|1992||Roadside Prophets||Happy Days Manager|
|1993||The Meteor Man||Goldilocks|
|1995||Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead||Rooster|
|1995||Devil in a Blue Dress||Mouse Alexander|
|1996||Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault|
|1997||Boogie Nights||Buck Swope|
|1998||Out of Sight||Maurice Miller|
|1998||The Rat Pack||Sammy Davis Jr.|
|2000||Mission to Mars||Luke Graham|
|2000||The Family Man||Cash|
|2001||Rush Hour 2||Kenny||Uncredited Cameo|
|2001||Things Behind the Sun||Chuck|
|2001||Manic||Dr. David Monroe|
|2001||Swordfish||Agent J.T. Roberts|
|2001||Ocean's Eleven||Basher Tarr||Uncredited Cameo|
|2003||The United States of Leland||Pearl Madison|
|2004||Ocean's Twelve||Basher Tarr|
|2004||After the Sunset||Henri Mooré|
|2004||The Assassination of Richard Nixon||Bonny Simmons|
|2004||Unchained Memories: Readings From The Slave Narratives|
|2004||Hotel Rwanda||Paul Rusesabagina|
|2005||Crash||Det. Graham Waters|
|2006||The Dog Problem||Dr. Nourmand|
|2006||King Leopold's Ghost||Narrator|
|2007||Reign Over Me||Alan Johnson|
|2007||Talk to Me||Petey Greene|
|2007||Ocean's Thirteen||Basher Tarr|
|2009||Hotel for Dogs||Bernie|
|2009||The People Speak||Himself||Documentary|
|2010||Brooklyn's Finest||Clarence 'Tango' Butler|
|2010||Iron Man 2||James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine|
|2011||The Guard||FBI Agent Wendell Everett|
|2013||Iron Man 3||James "Rhodey" Rhodes / Iron Patriot|
|2015||Avengers: Age of Ultron||James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine|
|2015||Miles Ahead||Miles Davis||Also director, writer and producer|
|2016||Captain America: Civil War||James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine|
|2016||Kevin Hart: What Now?||Himself|
|Avengers: Infinity War||James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine|
|2019||Captain Marvel||James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine|
|2019||Avengers: Endgame||James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine||Post-production|
|TBA||Prince of Darkness||Jeremiah Hamilton||Also producer|
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- Don Cheadle on Wikipedia