Tag: Anthony Mackie

Paul Bettany’s ‘Shelter’ Starring Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie

Connelly’s Hannah is the one who goes through the most change here. She doesn’t know “how to be in the world at all,” she says.

Anthony Mackie on Landing ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Role: “When I heard I got the role I broke down in tears”

As an increasing number of Oscar winners — including Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Redford, and Russell Crowe, just to name a few — turn toward supporting roles in superhero films, it’s important to note that there are younger actors who are also in supporting roles and are hoping that the visibility of roles in superhero movies will launch their careers to the next level. One such actor is Anthony Mackie, who plays superhero The Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Speaking with The Washington Post, Mackie spoke about his persistence in his acting career, why starring as the Falcon ... Read more

Anthony Mackie on Playing The Falcon in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’: “I feel like to be in a Marvel franchise can only help me in my career and help me as an actor”

I don’t think many superhero movie fans will be disappointed when they pack theaters to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier this weekend. Part of that is because the movie features the debut Captain America’s sidekick of sorts, Sam Wilson AKA The Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie. Mackie’s Falcon is a great addition to the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe, and based on his interview with New York magazine it’s probably fair to say that he’s just as excited about joining the film series as any fan in the movie audience. Mackie reveals the one of the reasons he ended up ... Read more

Anthony Mackie Contacted Marvel “Once a month, for three years” to Get Cast as a Superhero

Who doesn’t want to be in a Marvel Comics movie?  Because of the interlocking nature of the Avengers universe, by appearing in one film you never know if your character will end up popping up in other films (look at Clark Gregg, for example — from a bit part in Iron Man to starring in a TV series!). Anthony Mackie has that opportunity because he’ll be starring in Captain America: The Winter Soldier as The Falcon, one of Captain America’s most trusted allies.  In an interview with MTV about the role, Mackie admits he has wanted to star in a ... Read more

Anthony Mackie on Bulking Up to Play The Falcon in ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’

Anthony Mackie will soon join the growing pantheon of actors who have played superheroes. The actor, best known for his roles in The Hurt Locker and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will appear as Falcon in the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The person most excited for Mackie to portray Marvel’s first black superhero? His brother.

Anthony Mackie say’s TV is a “job” and how, if he could, he’d “only do theater”

Anthony Mackie, best known for his dramatic roles in Half Nelson and The Hurt Locker, is currently starring in the new actioner, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, as Lincoln’s childhood friend, William H. Johnson.

Anthony Mackie: “I always like taking those characters that could be made one-dimensional or boring, and bringing them fully into the life of the person”

In his latest film, Man on a Ledge, Mackie plays police officer Mike Ackerman, who shares a past with star Sam Worthington's character Nick Cassidy, the titular man on the ledge.