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Don Cheadle

Actor / Film Director / Film Producer / Writer / Screenwriter | * 11/29/1964 (54) | Kansas City, Missouri, USA
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Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. (born November 29, 1964) is an American actor, author, director, producer and writer. Following early roles in Hamburger Hill (1987), and as the gangster "Rocket" in the film Colors (1988), Cheadle built his career in the 1990s with roles in Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), Rosewood (1997) and Boogie Nights (1997). His collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh resulted in the films Out of Sight (1998), Traffic (2000) and Ocean's Eleven (2001). Cheadle was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his lead role as Rwandan hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina in the historical genocide drama film ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Action

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Awards & Nominations for Don Cheadle

Academy Award for Best Actor

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Movies with Don Cheadle as Actor(63)

as James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine (uncredited)2019 Captain Marvel
as James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine2019 Avengers: Endgame
as James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine2018 Avengers: Infinity War
as Rival Agent2016 Kevin Hart: What Now?
as James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine2016 Captain America: Civil War
as Miles Davis2015 Miles Ahead
as James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron
as James "Rhodey" Rhodes / Iron Patriot2013 Iron Man 3
as himself2013 Iron Man 3 Unmasked
as Hugh Lang2012 Flight
as FBI agent Wendell Everett2011 The Guard
as himself2011 A Man's Story
as himself2011 Kingdom Come
as Captain Planet2011 Don Cheadle Is Captain Planet
as James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine2010 Iron Man 2
as Bernie2009 Hotel for Dogs
as Tango2009 Brooklyn's Finest
as himself2009 The People Speak
as Samir Horn2008 Traitor
as Ralph Waldo 'Petey' Greene2007 Talk to Me
as Basher Tarr2007 Ocean's Thirteen
as Alan Johnson2007 Reign Over Me
as himself2007 Darfur Now
as Narrator2006 King Leopold's Ghost
as Basher Tarr2004 Ocean's Twelve
as Det. Graham Waters2004 Crash
as Paul Rusesabagina2004 Hotel Rwanda
as Henri Mooré2004 After the Sunset
as himself2003 Abby Singer
as Pearl Madison2003 The United States of Leland
as Passenger2002 Ticker
as Dr. David Monroe2001 Manic
as Basher Tarr (uncredited)2001 Ocean's Eleven
as Agent J.T. Roberts2001 Swordfish
as Kenny2001 Rush Hour 2
as Luke Graham2000 Mission to Mars
as Cash2000 The Family Man
as Montel Gordon2000 Traffic
as Lt. Jimmy Pierce2000 Fail Safe
as Grant Wiggins1999 A Lesson Before Dying
as L.D.1998 Bulworth
as Sammy Davis Jr.1998 The Rat Pack
as Maurice Miller1998 Out of Sight
as Buck Swope1997 Boogie Nights
as Emmit Reese1997 Volcano
as Sylvester Carrier1997 Rosewood
as Mouse Alexander1995 Devil in a Blue Dress
as Jack1993 Lush Life
1993 Punk
as Goldilocks1993 The Meteor Man
as Happy Days Manager1992 Roadside Prophets
as Rocket1988 Colors
as Pvt. Washburn1987 Hamburger Hill
as Juicy Burgers Worker1985 Moving Violations

TV Shows/Series with Don Cheadle as Actor(34)

as Rod “The Jammer” Jaminski2019 Black Monday
as Himself - Illustrious Guest2019 Desus & Mero
as Donald Duck (voice)2017 DuckTales
as himself2016 Chelsea
as Marty Kaan2012 House of Lies
as Frederick Douglass2010 Funny or Die Presents
as Host1999 Independent Lens
as himself1997 The View
1995 MADtv
1994 ER
as D.A. John Littleton1992 Picket Fences
as Roland Wilson1992 The Golden Palace
1982 Fame
as Himself - Host1975 Saturday Night Live

Movies with Don Cheadle as Crew(5)

Directing/Director2015 Miles Ahead
Production/Producer2015 Miles Ahead
Writing/Writer2015 Miles Ahead
Production/Producer2008 Traitor
Production/Producer2004 Crash

TV Shows/Series with Don Cheadle as Crew(2)

Production/Executive Producer2019 Black Monday
Production/Producer2008 Crash

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Donald Frank Cheadle
Born: Sunday, 11/29 1964 (November) in Kansas City (current age: 54 years + 268 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Educated at: East High School, California Institute of the Arts
Other names for Don Cheadle (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Дон Чидл"
"دون شيدل"
"唐·钱德尔"
"ドン・チードル"
"돈 치들"
"Donald Frank "Don" Cheadle, Jr."
"Ντον Τσιντλ"
Don Cheadle frequently works together with these people:
Stan Lee (21x, Crew)
Seth Rogen (13x, Actor)
Harry Shearer (13x, Actor)
Martin Short (13x, Actor)
Alec Baldwin (12x, Actor)
Ben Stiller (12x, Actor)
Chris Rock (11x, Actor)
Jay Leno (11x, Actor)
Anne Hathaway (10x, Actress)
Jon Favreau (10x, Actor)
Steven Soderbergh (10x, Crew)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (10x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:682, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 08/22/2019