Don Cheadle – I don’t like movies that are trying to preach and trying to tell you how to feel: Birthday Special

Don Cheadle born on 29th November 1964 to Bettye Cheadle (née North), a teacher, and Donald Frank Cheadle Sr., a clinical psychologist in  Kansas City, Missouri. Don 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 The Ocean’s Trilogy (2001–2007).

Cheadle extended his global recognition with his role as the superhero war machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, replacing Terrence Howard. He appeared in Iron Man 2 (2010), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Captain Marvel (2019) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Cheadle has two children with his long-term partner, actress and Rosewood co-star Bridgid Coulter.

Don Cheadle quotes:

“I understand what’s it like to work all week and on Friday night just want to go and leave your brain at the door, buy some popcorn and be thrilled by something.”

“So often when Black men have to play roles on TV, we’re either the noble savage or we’re completely a savage, and there’s no nuance.”

“We’re always trailing, as far as the amount of roles that are written for us and the films that are being made that have black characters in them. I don’t know if that’s going to change.”

“I want to see somebody go to jail over the financial crisis and not just black, brown and poor whites over humbles and minor drug beef.”

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