Don Cheadle

Biography

Donald Frank "Don" Cheadle, Jr. was on born November 29, 1964 in Kansas City, Missouri. He is an American film actor as well as producer. Cheadle first received widespread notice for his portrayal of Mouse Alexander in the film Devil in a Blue Dress, for which he won Best Supporting Actor awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the National Society of Film Critics and was nominated for similar awards from the Screen Actors Guild and the NAACP Image Awards.

Following soon thereafter was his performance in the title role of the 1996 HBO TV movie, Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault. He also starred in the 1997 film Volcano, directed by Mick Jackson. Cheadle continued his rise to prominence in the late 1990s and the early 2000s for his supporting roles in the Steven Soderbergh-directed films Out of Sight, Traffic, and Ocean's Eleven. In 2004, his lead role as Rwandan hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina in the genocide drama film Hotel Rwanda earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He also starred in, and was one of the producers of Crash, which won the 2005 Academy Award for Best Picture.

In 2010, Cheadle assumed the role of James Rhodes in the film Iron Man 2, replacing Terrence Howard, his Crash co-star. He also campaigns for the end of genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and co-authored a book concerning the issue titled Not On Our Watch: The Mission To End Genocide In Darfur And Beyond. In 2007, Cheadle was awarded the BET Humanitarian award of the year for his numerous humanitarian services he rendered for the cause of the people of Darfur and Rwanda. In 2010, Cheadle was named U.N. Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador.

Donald Frank "Don" Cheadle, Jr. was on born November 29, 1964 in Kansas City, Missouri. He is an American film actor as well as producer. Cheadle first received widespread notice for his portrayal of Mouse Alexander in the film Devil in a Blue Dress, for which he won Best Supporting Actor awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the National Society of Film Critics and was nominated for similar awards from the Screen Actors Guild and the NAACP Image Awards.

Following soon thereafter was his performance in the title role of the 1996 HBO TV movie, Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault. He also starred in the 1997 film Volcano, directed by Mick Jackson. Cheadle continued his rise to prominence in the late 1990s and the early 2000s for his supporting roles in the Steven Soderbergh-directed films Out of Sight, Traffic, and Ocean's Eleven. In 2004, his lead role as Rwandan hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina in the genocide drama film Hotel Rwanda earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He also starred in, and was one of the producers of Crash, which won the 2005 Academy Award for Best Picture.

In 2010, Cheadle assumed the role of James Rhodes in the film Iron Man 2, replacing Terrence Howard, his Crash co-star. He also campaigns for the end of genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and co-authored a book concerning the issue titled Not On Our Watch: The Mission To End Genocide In Darfur And Beyond. In 2007, Cheadle was awarded the BET Humanitarian award of the year for his numerous humanitarian services he rendered for the cause of the people of Darfur and Rwanda. In 2010, Cheadle was named U.N. Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 78

Birthday 1964-11-29

Place of Birth Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Captain America: Civil War as Lieutenant James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine
2016 Miles Ahead as Miles Davis
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron as Colonel James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine
2013 Iron Man 3 as Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes / Iron Patriot
2012 A Man's Story as Himself
2012 Flight as Hugh Lang
2012 House of Lies(59 episodes) as Marty Kaan
2011 The Guard as FBI agent Wendell Everett
2011 Kingdom Come as Himself
2010 Iron Man 2 as Lt. Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine
2010 Funny or Die Presents(22 episodes) as Frederick Douglass
2009 Brooklyn's Finest as Tango
2009 Hotel for Dogs as Bernie
2009 The People Speak as Himself
2008 Traitor as Samir Horn
2007 Darfur Now as himself
2007 Drunk History(0 episodes) as Frederick Douglass
2007 Talk to Me as Ralph Waldo 'Petey' Greene
2007 Ocean's Thirteen as Basher Tarr
2007 Reign Over Me as Alan Johnson
2006 The Henry Rollins Show(1 episode)
2004 Ocean's Twelve as Basher Tarr
2004 After the Sunset as Henri Mooré
2004 Hotel Rwanda as Paul Rusesabagina
2004 The Assassination of Richard Nixon as Bonny Simmons
2004 Crash as Det. Graham Waters
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 Real Time with Bill Maher(1 episode)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(2 episodes)
2003 The United States of Leland as Pearl Madison
2002 The Hire: Ticker as Passenger
2001 Ocean's Eleven as Basher Tarr (uncredited)
2001 The Bernie Mac Show(2 episodes)
2001 Things Behind the Sun as Chuck
2001 Rush Hour 2 as Kenny
2001 Swordfish as Agent J.T. Roberts
2001 Manic as Dr. David Monroe
2000 Traffic as Montel Gordon
2000 The Family Man as Cash
2000 Fail Safe as Lt. Jimmy Pierce
2000 Mission to Mars as Luke Graham
1999 The Early Show(1 episode)
1999 Independent Lens(278 episodes) as Host
1999 A Lesson Before Dying as Grant Wiggins
1998 The Rat Pack as Sammy Davis Jr.
1998 Out of Sight as Maurice Miller
1998 Bulworth as L.D.
1997 Boogie Nights as Buck Swope
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1997 Volcano as Emmit Reese
1997 Rosewood as Sylvester Carrier
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(2 episodes)
1996 Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault as Earl Manigault
1995 MADtv(2 episodes)
1995 Devil in a Blue Dress as Mouse Alexander
1994 ER(4 episodes)
1993 Lush Life as Jack
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(2 episodes)
1993 The Meteor Man as Goldilocks
1993 Punk
1992 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper(2 episodes)
1992 The Golden Palace(24 episodes) as Roland Wilson
1992 Picket Fences(1 episode) as D.A. John Littleton
1992 Roadside Prophets as Happy Days Manager
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air(1 episode) as Ice Tray
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1988 China Beach(1 episode)
1988 Colors as Rocket
1987 Hamburger Hill as Pvt. Washburn
1987 The Bronx Zoo(1 episode)
1986 Sidekicks(1 episode)
1986 L.A. Law(1 episode)
1985 Moving Violations as Juicy Burgers Worker
1982 Fame(2 episodes)
1981 Hill Street Blues(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode)
1900 Animated Tales of the World(0 episodes) as John Henry

Production

2016 Miles Ahead … Producer
2008 Crash(26 episodes) … Producer
2008 Traitor … Producer
2004 Crash … Producer

Writing

2016 Miles Ahead … Story
2016 Miles Ahead … Screenplay

Directing

2016 Miles Ahead … Director

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