“I also believe that you are what you have to defend, and if you're a black man that's always going to be the bar against which you are judged, whether you want to align yourself with those themes or not. You can think of yourself as a colourless person, but nobody else is gonna.”
In the new millennium, don's star only grew BRIGHTER, and now he he could focus energy on roles that could tell more effective stories of The Black Experience & more Positive Black Characters. Notable film & television appearances include:
"Traffic" 2000 - "er" (TV Series) 2002 - "Crash" 2004 - "Hotel Rwanda" 2004 - "Ocean's Twelve" 2004 - "Talk To Me" 2007 - "Brooklyn's Finest" 2009 - "Iron Man 2" 2010 - "Flight" 2012 - "Iron Man 3" 2013
Cheadle would win Oscars for his roles in "Crash" & "Hotel Rwanda," and be nominated for several others. He continues to shine as Writer/Actor/Executive Producer on the Showtime Series "House Of Lies," and is set to appear in the Highly Anticipated upcoming Films "Avengers: Age of Ultron" & The Miles Davis biopic "Miles Ahead."
Don Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964 to a a school teacher & clinical psychologist; and has been honored for his work to bring attention to the crises in Rwanda & Darfur.
“I've been doing this since I was 10 years old, inhabiting different people and playing different roles. Thirty years later, there's still the same sort of excitement I get from it. It's still fun to inhabit different characters and play different things, so it's all in that panoply of acting.”