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Donald Frank "Don" Cheadle, Jr.
(/ˈdəl/; born November 29, 1964)[1] is an American actor and producer. Cheadle had an early role in Picket Fences and followed it with performances in Devil in a Blue Dress, Rosewood and Boogie Nights. He then started a collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh that resulted in the movies Out of Sight, Traffic and Ocean's Eleven. Other Cheadle films include The Rat Pack, Things Behind the Sun, Academy Award for Best Picture winner Crash, Swordfish, Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Thirteen, Reign Over Me, Talk to Me, Traitor, Iron Man 2 & Iron Man 3.

In 2004, his lead role as Rwandan hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina in the genocide drama film Hotel Rwanda, which was set during the Rwandan Genocide earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. 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. Along with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, David Pressman, and Jerry Weintraub, Cheadle co-founded the Not On Our Watch Project, an organization focusing global attention and resources to stop and prevent mass atrocities. In 2010, Cheadle was named U.N. Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador. He stars as Marty Kaan on the Showtime sitcom House of Lies, for which he most recently won a Golden Globe Award in 2013.

FilmographyEdit

Filmography
Year Title Role Notes
1984 3 Days Angel
1985 Moving Violations Juicy Burgers Worker
1986 Punk
1987 Hamburger Hill Pvt. Washburn
1988 Colors Rocket
1992 Roadside Prophets Happy Days Manager
1993 The Meteor Man Goldilocks
Lush Life Jack (TV movie)
1995 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Rooster
Devil in a Blue Dress Mouse Alexander Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor

National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

1996 Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault Earl "The Goat" Manigault (TV movie)

Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

1997 Volcano Emmit Reese
Rosewood Sylvester Carrier Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Boogie Nights Buck Swope Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast

Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

1998 Out of Sight Maurice Miller
The Rat Pack Sammy Davis Jr. Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film

Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Bulworth L.D. Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
1999 A Lesson Before Dying Grant Wiggins (TV movie)

Black Reel Award for Network/Cable – Best Actor Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film

2000 Traffic Montel Gordon Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor

Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Mission to Mars Luke Graham
Fail Safe Lt. Jimmy Pierce (TV movie)
The Family Man Cash
2001 Rush Hour 2 Kenny Uncredited
Things Behind the Sun Chuck Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male

Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Manic Dr. David Monroe
Swordfish Agent J.T. Roberts
Ticker Passenger
Ocean's Eleven Basher Tarr
2003 Abby Singer Himself
The United States of Leland Pearl Madison
2004 Ocean's Twelve Basher Tarr Nominated—BET Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Theatrical Film

Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

After the Sunset Henri Mooré
The Assassination of Richard Nixon Bonny Simmons
"Unchained Memories" – Readings From The Slave Narratives Film received two Emmy nominations and won the Christopher Award
Hotel Rwanda Paul Rusesabagina Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actor Nominated—Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble Nominated—Black Reel Award for Best Actor Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor also for Crash Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

2005 Crash Det. Graham Waters Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated—Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nominated—Black Reel Award for Best Actor Nominated—Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor also for Hotel Rwanda Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

2006 The Dog Problem Dr. Nourmand
King Leopold's Ghost Narrator
2007 Reign Over Me Alan Johnson
Talk to Me Petey Greene African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor

Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Ocean's Thirteen Basher Tarr
Darfur Now Himself
2008 Traitor Samir Horn Nominated—Black Reel Award for Best Actor

Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

2009 Hotel for Dogs Bernie
The People Speak Himself Documentary
2010 Brooklyn's Finest Clarence 'Tango' Butler
Iron Man 2 Lt Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes/War Machine (replaced Terrence Howard)
2011 The Guard FBI Agent Wendell Everett
2012 Flight Hugh Lang Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
2013 Iron Man 3 Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes/War Machine/ Iron Patriot
Producer
Year Film Role Notes
2004 Crash Producer Academy Award for Best Picture

Black Movie Award for Outstanding Motion Picture Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Film

2007 Talk to Me Executive producer
Darfur Now Producer
2008 Traitor Producer
Crash Producer 2 Episodes (2008)
Television
Year Series Role Notes
1982 Fame Henry Lee 2 episodes
1986 L.A. Law Julian Tatoon Episode "Gibbon Take"
Sidekicks Gang Leader Episode "The Last Electric Knight"
1987 Hill Street Blues Darius Milton Episode "Days of Swine and Roses"
The Bronx Zoo Carver Episode "Small Victories"
1988 Night Court Jack Episode "Jung and the Restless"
Hooperman Himself Episode "High Noon"
1989 Booker Himself Episode "The Pump"
1990 China Beach Angel Episode "Warriors"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Ice Tray (Episode 5, "Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy")
1992–1993 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Bennie (2 episodes)
The Golden Palace Roland Wilson (23 episodes)
1993–1995 Picket Fences D.A. John Littleton (38 episodes)

Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (1995, 1996)

2000 The Simpsons Brother Faith Episode: "Faith Off"
2002 The Bernie Mac Show Cousin D (2 episodes) – "Sweet Home Chicago: Parts 1 & 2"
ER Paul Nathan (4 episodes)

Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

2003 MADtv Perry Episode #9.3

Greys Anatomy

2011- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Lloyd Prescott
House of Lies Marty Kaan Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (2012)

Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (2012) Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (2013)

Video games
  • Iron Man 2[18] video game (2010), Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes/War Machine
Theatre
Internet

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Gates, Jr., Henry Louis (January 2009). In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past (Biography). Crown. p. 353. ISBN 978-0-307-38240-5.
  3. ^ "It's Evening in America". Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 155.
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  9. ^ Getty Images (October 26, 2009). "Don Cheadle, 'Boondocks' creator Aaron McGruder team on NBC comedy; Brad Pitt takes a tumble; and more: The Morning After". Cleveland.com. Retrieved July 28, 2010.
  10. ^ "Credits". The People Speak. Retrieved July 28, 2010.
  11. ^ Borys Kit (October 14, 2008). "Don Cheadle joins 'Iron Man 2'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 14, 2008.[dead link]
  12. ^ "Actor Don Cheadle named goodwill ambassador for UN". Washington Post. Associated Press. June 6, 2010. Retrieved June 6, 2010.[dead link]
  13. ^ Star-Studded Event At 2007 World Series Of Poker To Raise Awareness For Darfur Survivor. Don Cheadle and Annie Duke Organize "Ante Up for Africa"[dead link]
  14. ^ "2nd ANNUAL ANTE UP FOR AFRICA POKER TOURNAMENT AT THE WSOP RAISES PUBLIC AWARENESS AND FUNDS TO HELP END THE CRISIS IN DARFUR". Ante Up for Africa. Archived from the original on February 17, 2008. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
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  16. ^ "BET AWARDS '07: HUMANITARIAN AWARD". Retrieved 2012-11-04.
  17. ^ "African American Lives 2 . Profiles . Don Cheadle". PBS. Retrieved 2013-03-29.
  18. ^ "Iron Man 2: The Video Game Gets Talented". Sega.com. Retrieved July 28, 2010.
  19. ^ "Don Cheadle Is CAPTAIN PLANET in New Funny or Die Spoof | Collider | Page 112368". Collider. Retrieved 2013-03-29.

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