Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. (/ˈtʃiːdəl/; born November 29, 1964) is an American actor. 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 Hotel Rwanda (2004). From 2012 to 2016, he starred as Marty Kaan on the Showtime comedy series House of Lies; he won a Golden Globe Award in 2013 for the role.
Cheadle extended his global recognition with his role of War Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Iron Man 2 (2010), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Cheadle in 2011
Donald Frank Cheadle Jr.
November 29, 1964
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, film producer, director, writer, author|
|Partner(s)||Bridgid Coulter (1992–present)|
|Parent(s)||Donald Frank Cheadle Sr.|
Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Bettye (née North), a teacher, and Donald Frank Cheadle Sr., a clinical psychologist. He has a sister, Cindy, and a brother, Colin. His family moved from city to city throughout his childhood. He attended Hartley Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska, from 1970 to 1974. Cheadle graduated in 1982 from East High School in Denver, Colorado. During high school, he played saxophone in the jazz band, sang in the choirs and was active in the theatre department, performing in musicals, plays, and mime shows under the direction of Catherine Davis.
Cheadle became eligible for his Screen Actors Guild (SAG) card when he appeared as a burger joint employee in the 1985 comedy Moving Violations. He then appeared in Hamburger Hill in 1987, and played the role of Jack in the April 1, 1988 "Jung and the Restless" episode of Night Court. Although his character was 16 years old, Cheadle was 23 at the time.
Cheadle then played the role of Rocket in the 1988 movie Colors. In 1989, he appeared in a video for Angela Winbush's No. 2 hit single "It's the Real Thing", performing dance moves in an orange jump suit, working at a car wash. In 1990, he appeared in an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air titled "Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy", playing Will Smith's friend and Hilary's first love interest, Ice Tray. In 1992, he played a supporting role in The Golden Girls spin-off The Golden Palace. Cheadle subsequently played district attorney John Littleton on three seasons of Picket Fences.
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's television credits include Emmy-nominated performances in the movies The Rat Pack, A Lesson Before Dying, Things Behind the Sun and in a guest appearance on ER. The last of these spanned four episodes during the show's ninth season, in which he portrayed Paul Nathan, a medical student struggling to cope with Parkinson's disease. He has made appearances in films including Rosewood, The Family Man, Boogie Nights, Out of Sight, Traffic, and Ocean's Eleven. These last three were directed by Steven Soderbergh. He made a cameo appearance in the film Abby Singer. In 2005, Cheadle was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Paul Rusesabagina in the film Hotel Rwanda. He also starred in and co-produced Crash, which won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Picture. For his performance in Crash, Cheadle was nominated for the BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Supporting Actor. He played the main character in the movie Traitor.
In March 2007, Cheadle starred with comedian Adam Sandler in Mike Binder's Reign Over Me, a comedy-drama about a man who has slipped away from reality after his wife and three daughters died. After playing for 38 days, the film became a box office flop earning a domestic gross of only 22.2 million. Cheadle later starred in the 2009 DreamWorks Pictures film Hotel for Dogs. Cheadle was to make his directorial debut with the adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Tishomingo Blues, but in July 2007 he stated, "'Tishomingo' is dead..."
Cheadle appeared in NFL commercials promoting the Super Bowl from 2002 to 2005. He so regularly appeared for the NFL in its Super Bowl advertising that in 2006, in a drive to get fans to submit their own advertising ideas, the NFL sought his permission to reference his previous commercials to portray themselves as having no new ideas: "he quickly signed off on the idea and found it funny." Abe Sutton (along with Etan Bednarsh), one of the finalists in this NFL contest, played on this commercial by proposing an ad where every player on a football team is Don Cheadle.
In 2009, Cheadle and Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder worked on a potential comedy show on NBC. The "project revolve[d] around mismatched brothers who reunite to open a private security company." Cheadle and McGruder were slated to serve as executive producers, while McGruder was expected to write the script.
Also in 2009, Cheadle performed in The People Speak, a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States.
In 2010, Cheadle assumed the role of War Machine / James Rhodes in Iron Man 2 (2010), replacing Terrence Howard. Cheadle reprised this role in Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Cheadle spent ten years writing and producing the film Miles Ahead (2016) based on the life of jazz musician Miles Davis. Cheadle also directed and starred in the film. Locations for the movie were found in Cincinnati.
Cheadle has campaigned to end the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Cheadle and John Prendergast co-authored a book about this issue entitled Not On Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond. 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. Cheadle was awarded the BET Humanitarian award of the year in 2007 for his humanitarian work for the people of Darfur and Rwanda.
On December 13, 2007, Cheadle and fellow actor George Clooney were presented with the Summit Peace Award by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in Rome for their work to stop the genocide and relieve the suffering of the people of Darfur.
Cheadle has worked with the United Nations on climate change concerns. He and Harrison Ford created a documentary event series entitled Years of Living Dangerously that provided first-hand reports on those affected by, and seeking solutions to climate change. He is also on the Advisory Board of Citizens Climate Lobby.
In 2010, Cheadle was named U.N. Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador. Also in 2010, he and Prendergast published their second book: The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa's Worst Human Rights Crimes.
In 2008, Cheadle's family history was profiled on the PBS series African American Lives 2. A DNA test revealed that Cheadle is of Cameroonian descent. Another DNA test revealed that among his African ancestry, one-third comes from the region from Senegal to Liberia, just over one-quarter comes from the Congo-Angola region, and the rest comes from western Nigeria and Benin.
Cheadle has two children with his long-term partner, actress and Rosewood co-star Bridgid Coulter.
|1985||Moving Violations||Juicy Burgers Worker|
|1987||Hamburger Hill||Pvt. Washburn|
|1992||Roadside Prophets||Happy Days Manager|
|1993||The Meteor Man||Goldilocks|
|1995||Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead||Rooster|
|1995||Devil in a Blue Dress||Mouse Alexander|
|1996||Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault||Earl Manigault|
|1997||Boogie Nights||Buck Swope|
|1998||Out of Sight||Maurice Miller|
|1998||The Rat Pack||Sammy Davis Jr.|
|2000||Mission to Mars||Luke Graham|
|2000||The Family Man||Cash|
|2001||Rush Hour 2||Kenny||Uncredited cameo|
|2001||Things Behind the Sun||Chuck|
|2001||Manic||Dr. David Monroe|
|2001||Swordfish||Agent J.T. Roberts|
|2001||Ocean's Eleven||Basher Tarr||Uncredited cameo|
|2003||The United States of Leland||Pearl Madison|
|2004||Ocean's Twelve||Basher Tarr|
|2004||After the Sunset||Henri Mooré|
|2004||The Assassination of Richard Nixon||Bonny Simmons|
|2004||Unchained Memories: Readings From The Slave Narratives|
|2004||Hotel Rwanda||Paul Rusesabagina|
|2005||Crash||Det. Graham Waters|
|2006||The Dog Problem||Dr. Nourmand|
|2006||King Leopold's Ghost||Narrator|
|2007||Reign Over Me||Alan Johnson|
|2007||Talk to Me||Petey Greene|
|2007||Ocean's Thirteen||Basher Tarr|
|2009||Hotel for Dogs||Bernie|
|2009||The People Speak||Himself||Documentary|
|2010||Brooklyn's Finest||Clarence 'Tango' Butler|
|2010||Iron Man 2||James "Rhodey" Rhodes /
|2011||The Guard||FBI Agent Wendell Everett|
|2013||Iron Man 3||James "Rhodey" Rhodes /
|2015||Avengers: Age of Ultron||James "Rhodey" Rhodes /
|2015||Miles Ahead||Miles Davis||Also director, writer and producer|
|2016||Captain America: Civil War||James "Rhodey" Rhodes /
|2016||Kevin Hart: What Now?||Himself|
|2018||Avengers: Infinity War||James "Rhodey" Rhodes /
|2019||Avengers: Endgame||James "Rhodey" Rhodes /
|TBA||Prince of Darkness||Jeremiah Hamilton||Also producer|
|1986||Fame||Henry Lee||2 episodes|
|1986||L.A. Law||Julian Tatoon||Episode: "Gibbon Take"|
|1986||Sidekicks||Cholo (Gang Leader)||Episode: "The Last Electric Knight"|
|1987||Hill Street Blues||Darius Milton||Episode: "Days of Swine and Roses"|
|1987||The Bronx Zoo||Carver||Episode: "Small Victories"|
|1988||Night Court||Jack||Episode: "Jung and the Restless"|
|1988||Hooperman||Himself||Episode: "High Noon"|
|1989||Booker||Himself||Episode: "The Pump"|
|1990||China Beach||Angel||Episode: "Warriors"|
|1990||The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Ice Tray||Episode: "Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy"|
|1992–1993||Hangin' with Mr. Cooper||Bennie||2 episodes|
|1992–1993||The Golden Palace||Roland Wilson||24 episodes|
|1993||Lush Life||Jack||TV movie|
|1993–1995||Picket Fences||D.A. John Littleton||38 episodes|
|1996||Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault||Earl "The Goat" Manigault||TV movie|
|1999||A Lesson Before Dying||Grant Wiggins||TV movie|
|2000||The Simpsons||Brother Faith||Episode: "Faith Off"|
|2000||Fail Safe||Lt. Jimmy Pierce||TV movie|
|2002||The Bernie Mac Show||Cousin D||2 episodes|
|2002||ER||Paul Nathan||4 episodes|
|2012–2016||House of Lies||Marty Kaan||Lead role; 58 episodes|
|2012||30 Rock||Himself||Episode: "Unwindulax"|
|2014, 2016||Years of Living Dangerously||Himself||Episode: "Dry Season"|
|2014–present||Thursday Night Football||Narrator||Intro only|
Episode: "The Shadow War"
|2019||Black Monday||Maurice Monroe|
|2019||Saturday Night Live||Himself (host)||Episode: "Don Cheadle/Gary Clark Jr."|
|2007||Talk to Me||Executive producer|
|2014||St. Vincent||Executive producer|
|TBA||Prince of Darkness||Producer|
|2010||Iron Man 2||Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine|
|2016||Lego Marvel's Avengers||Audio archive footage|
|2010||Drunk History||Frederick Douglass||Volume 5|
|2011||Don Cheadle is Captain Planet||Captain Planet|
|2012||Captain Planet 2|
|2012||Captain Planet 3|
|2012||Captain Planet 4|
|1995||Devil in a Blue Dress||Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominated|
|Picket Fences||Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|1997||Boogie Nights||Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Nominated|
|1998||The Rat Pack||Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Won|
|Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie||Nominated|
|1999||A Lesson Before Dying||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie||Nominated|
|Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film||Won|
|2000||Traffic||Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Won|
|2001||Things Behind the Sun||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie||Nominated|
|2002||ER||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2004||Hotel Rwanda||Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama||Won|
|Academy Award for Best Actor||Nominated|
|Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama||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||Nominated|
|Crash||BAFTA Award for Best Film as producer||Nominated|
|2005||Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Won|
|BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominated|
|2007||Talk to Me||Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy||Nominated|
|2012||House of Lies||Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy||Won|
|Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy||Nominated|
|2014||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy||Nominated|
|2015||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|2017||Miles Ahead (soundtrack)||Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media||Won|
The BET Award for Best Actor is awarded to actors from both television and film. Some nominees have been nominated based on their performances in multiple bodies of work within the eligibility period. Denzel Washington holds the record for most wins in this category with three.Black Monday (TV series)
Black Monday is an American comedy television series created by Jordan Cahan and David Caspe that premiered on January 20, 2019, on Showtime. The series stars Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall, and Paul Scheer and it follows the employees of second-tier Wall Street trading firm The Jammer Group in the year leading up to "Black Monday", the day when international stock markets crashed in 1987.Boogie Nights
Boogie Nights is a 1997 American drama film written, produced and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It is set in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley and focuses on a young nightclub dishwasher who becomes a popular star of pornographic films, chronicling his rise in the Golden Age of Porn of the 1970s through to his fall during the excesses of the 1980s. The film is an expansion of Anderson's mockumentary short film The Dirk Diggler Story (1988), and stars Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, William H. Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heather Graham.
The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 1997 and was released on October 10, 1997, garnering critical acclaim. It was also nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Original Screenplay for Anderson, Best Supporting Actress for Moore and Best Supporting Actor for Reynolds. The film's soundtrack has also received acclaim.Bulworth
Bulworth is a 1998 American political satire comedy film co-written, co-produced, directed by, and starring Warren Beatty. It co-stars Halle Berry, Oliver Platt, Don Cheadle, Paul Sorvino, Jack Warden, and Isaiah Washington. The film follows the title character, California Senator Jay Billington Bulworth (Beatty), as he runs for re-election while trying to avoid a hired assassin.Crash (2004 film)
Crash is a 2004 American drama film produced, directed, and co-written by Paul Haggis. The film features racial and social tensions in Los Angeles. A self-described "passion piece" for Haggis, Crash was inspired by a real-life incident, in which his Porsche was carjacked in 1991 outside a video store on Wilshire Boulevard.Several characters' stories interweave during two days in Los Angeles: a black detective estranged from his mother; his criminal younger brother and gang associate; the white district attorney and his irritated, pampered wife; a racist white police officer who disgusts his more idealistic younger partner; an African-American Hollywood director whose wife must deal with the racist officer; a Persian-immigrant father who is wary of others; and a hard-working Hispanic locksmith family man.
The film deals with racism in a rather impartial approach; rather than separating the characters into victims and offenders, victims of racism are often shown to be prejudiced themselves in different contexts and situations; racist remarks and actions are often shown to stem from ignorance and misconception rather than malice.
The film features an ensemble cast, including Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Michael Peña, and Ryan Phillippe. Matt Dillon was particularly praised for his performance and received Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. Additionally, the cast won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The film received six Academy Award nominations, and won three for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing at the 78th Academy Awards. It was also nominated for nine BAFTA awards, and won two, for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Thandie Newton.DNA (Kendrick Lamar song)
"DNA" (stylized as "DNA.") is a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar from his fourth studio album Damn. Despite not being released as a single, the song received support at rhythmic radio after its official music video was released. The second track on the album (thirteenth on the Collector's Edition of Damn), it was written by Lamar, while the production was handled by Mike Will Made It.The song's music video was released on April 18, 2017, and features American actor Don Cheadle.Hotel Rwanda
Hotel Rwanda is a 2004 British–Italian–South African historical drama film directed by Terry George. It was adapted from a screenplay co-written by George and Keir Pearson, and stars Don Cheadle and Sophie Okonedo as hotelier Paul Rusesabagina and his wife Tatiana. Based on the Rwandan genocide, which occurred during the spring of 1994, the film documents Rusesabagina's acts to save the lives of his family and more than a thousand other refugees by providing them with shelter in the besieged Hôtel des Mille Collines. Hotel Rwanda explores genocide, political corruption, and the repercussions of violence.The film was a co-production between United Artists and Lions Gate Films, and was commercially distributed by United Artists theatrically and by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for home media. As an independent film, it had an initial limited release in theatres.
The film was nominated for multiple awards, including Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Original Screenplay. The film also won a number of awards including those from the Berlin and Toronto International Film Festivals.
On 11 January 2005, the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released by the Commotion label. It features songs written by several recording artists including Wyclef Jean and Deborah Cox. The film score was composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams, Andrea Guerra, and the Afro Celt Sound System.
Hotel Rwanda premiered in theatres in limited release in the United States on 22 December 2004 and in wide release on 4 February 2005, grossing more than $23 million in domestic ticket sales. It earned an additional $10 million in business through international release to top out at a combined total near $34 million in gross revenue. The film was technically considered a moderate financial success after its theatrical run and was met with positive critical reviews before its initial screening in cinemas. The Blu-ray Disc edition of the film, featuring special documentaries along with selected scenes and audio commentary, was released in the United States on 10 May 2011.House of Lies
House of Lies is an American comedy television series created by Matthew Carnahan. The show, which premiered on Showtime on January 8, 2012, is based on the book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time, written by Martin Kihn, a former consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. It follows a group of management consultants who stop at nothing to get business deals done. On May 17, 2016, Showtime canceled the series after five seasons, with the series finale airing June 12, 2016.Miles Ahead (film)
Miles Ahead is a 2015 American music film directed by Don Cheadle in his feature directorial debut, which Cheadle co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Stephen J. Rivele, and Christopher Wilkinson, which interprets the life and compositions of jazz musician Miles Davis. The film stars Cheadle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and Ewan McGregor, and closed the New York Film Festival on October 11, 2015. The film takes its title from Davis's 1957 album.
Cheadle took a free-form approach to the film's narrative. Skipping around in time, it depicts Davis' attempts to get his career back on track following a period of inactivity and drug addiction in the 1970s, fictional adventures with a journalist (played by McGregor) who wants to profile him, and his troubled marriage to a former dancer (Corinealdi). The film's score covers, in non-linear fashion, Davis' actual recordings throughout his career, beginning with Agharta (1975) before jumping back and forth in scenes featuring Kind of Blue (1959), Someday My Prince Will Come (1961), Bitches Brew (1970), and We Want Miles (1981), among others.Miles Ahead received mostly positive reviews from critics. Reviewers generally praised Cheadle's direction and performance, although some were critical of the plot. The film has grossed over $5 million.NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
This page lists the winners and nominees for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. It was known as the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series until 2000. Currently Steve Harvey and Bernie Mac hold the record for most wins in this category with four each.NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
This page lists the winners and nominees for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. The award was introduced in 1970 and was awarded sporadically until its permanent feature from 1995 onwards. There are several performances by actors that won or were nominated for Academy Awards, they are listed alongside a symbol. Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington currently hold the record for most wins in this category, with four each.Not on Our Watch (organization)
Not on Our Watch is a nongovernmental, international relief and humanitarian aid organization based in the United States. The organization was established by Don Cheadle, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, David Pressman, and Jerry Weintraub in 2008, to bring global attention to human rights violations in Darfur and beyond, while providing resources to assist in putting an end to mass atrocities around the world. The organization has its roots in the book, Not On Our Watch, written by Don Cheadle and human rights activist John Prendergast, who is also a board member and serves as the organization's Strategic Advisor.Reign Over Me
Reign Over Me is a 2007 American buddy drama film written and directed by Mike Binder, and produced by his brother Jack Binder. The film stars Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland, Saffron Burrows and Mike Binder.
Distributed by Columbia Pictures, the film was released on March 23, 2007, and was released to DVD and Blu-ray on October 9, 2007.Swordfish (film)
Swordfish is a 2001 American action crime thriller film directed by Dominic Sena and starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Vinnie Jones and Sam Shepard. The film centers on Stanley Jobson, an ex-con and computer hacker who is targeted for recruitment into a bank robbery conspiracy because of his formidable hacking skills. The film was a slight box office success but was negatively received by critics upon release.Talk to Me (2007 film)
Talk to Me is a 2007 biographical film directed by Kasi Lemmons and starring Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Taraji P. Henson, Cedric the Entertainer, and Mike Epps. It is about Washington, D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist, and Dewey Hughes, his friend and manager. The film spans the time period May 1966 to January 1984, ending with the late Greene's memorial service.
The film premiered as the opening night film of the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival, on June 22, 2007. It opened in North America in a limited release on July 13, 2007 and nationwide on August 3, 2007. The film was shot in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and Washington, DC.The Rat Pack (film)
The Rat Pack is a 1998 HBO television film about the Rat Pack. The movie stars Ray Liotta as Frank Sinatra, Joe Mantegna as Dean Martin, Don Cheadle as Sammy Davis, Jr., and Angus Macfadyen as Peter Lawford.
Despite his membership in the Pack, Joey Bishop (played by Bobby Slayton) is given minimal screen time, while John F. Kennedy (played by William L. Petersen), depicted as an on-and-off friend of Sinatra's, is given a more central role.
Also featured in supporting roles are Željko Ivanek as Bobby Kennedy, Veronica Cartwright as Rocky Cooper (wife of Gary Cooper), Deborah Kara Unger as Ava Gardner, Megan Dodds as May Britt, Dan O'Herlihy as Joe Kennedy, Robert Miranda as Sam Giancana, John Diehl as Joe DiMaggio and Barbara Niven as Marilyn Monroe.
Don Cheadle won a Golden Globe for his performance as Sammy Davis, Jr.
The Rat Pack won three Emmy awards and earned several more nominations, including acting ones for Cheadle and Mantegna.Tishomingo Blues (novel)
Tishomingo Blues is a 2002 novel by Elmore Leonard, set in Mississippi, about two fledgling allies, the local Dixie Mafia, and a high-stakes Civil War re-enactment.
Leonard says that Tishomingo Blues is, of the books he has written, his favorite.FilmFour planned to make a movie adaptation of the novel, with actor Don Cheadle directing (and possibly starring), but in 2007 Cheadle described the project as "dead".The title comes from the famous Spencer Williams song "Tishomingo Blues" (1917).Traitor (film)
Traitor is a 2008 American spy thriller film, based on an idea by Steve Martin who is also an executive producer. It is written and directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff. In the film, a Sudanese-American former US soldier (Don Cheadle) with a background in explosives is the prime suspect in a search by an FBI Special Agent (Guy Pearce), for the bomb-maker in a string of global terror explosions aimed at civilians.War Machine in other media
James Rhodes is a Marvel Comics character that has appeared in comics featuring or related to Iron Man since 1979. The character has appeared in other media adaptations of Iron Man both as a non-costumed character and as War Machine.
Most of the character's appearances have been in animation, but in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the character is played successively by Terrence Howard and Don Cheadle.