"Be willing to fall flat on your face and be in an unknown place. If you're doing that, you're probably growing" - Don Cheadle
Actors like Don Cheadle are often the types of careers aspiring artists want to have. He has transitioned seamlessly from TV roles on shows like Picket Fences and House of Cards to films like Hotel Rwanda and Iron Man. He has dabbled a bit in theatre and taken on a producer role on films like Crash and Talk to Me. For that up-and-coming young entertainer, the 49-year-old actor offered a bit of advice during NPR’s Wisdom Watch segment recently. Cheadle said, “You know, people come up to me and they ask me what can they do to get started all ... Read more
Don Cheadle is an actor’s actor. He comes in quietly, does consistently excellent work and then retreats back to his private life. His next project is one that he’s wanted to do for years, Miles Ahead, about the life of musician Miles Davis. Cheadle is writing, starring and directing the film. The 49-year-old actor spoke with NPR News on the Tell Me More show about his success and why he became an actor. Cheadle said, “I was told by relatives – you know, aunts and uncles that – you know, I remember going home for a funeral of one of ... Read more
Without spoiling much, Ben Kingsley absolutely steals the show in Iron Man 3. He plays the Mandarin, a terrorist who controls the television airwaves in order to broadcast his vicious acts.
Being that Marvel Comics -- which is now owned by Disney -- has created an ongoing connected universe of franchises with its Avengers movies, it's become clear now that once you sign up to play a Marvel character your character will potentially pop up in other films.
Though most of the interview is focused on wristwatches (!), Don Cheadle has a few clever things to say about acting in films like Robert Zemeckis' Flight and TV's House of Lies in his recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Robert Zemeckis‘ Flight open this weekend and I’m looking forward to it. I love Zemeckis and glad that he’s back in the live action world. Not that his animated films were bad, they just weren’t for me. Flight stars Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, John Goodman and Melissa Leo. It has Washington as Whip Whitaker (how great is that name?), a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to ... Read more
In Theaters: November 2, 2012
In this interview, TV comedy actors Don Cheadle, Ed Helms, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ty Burrell, Max Greenfield & Johnny Galecki talk about their careers, acting and more.
Here is the 'Making the Movie: The Making of Movie: The Movie' featuring backstage 'interviews' with some of the cast.
Though Don Cheadle still appears regularly in movies -- like last summer's blockbuster Iron Man 2 and the critically acclaimed Brooklyn's Finest -- his pace has seemed to slow somewhat as his attention has turned to other causes.