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Don Cheadle

Born: November 29, 1964, Kansas City, Missouri - USA

Donald Frank “Don” Cheadle, Jr. is an American film actor as well as producer.

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 continued his rise to prominence in the late 1990s and the early 2000s for his supporting roles in the Steven Soderbergh-directed films “Out of Sight”, “Traffic”, and “Ocean's Eleven”.

In 2004, his lead role as Rwandan hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina in the genocide drama film “Hotel Rwanda” earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He also starred in, and was one of the producers of “Crash”, which won the 2005 Academy Award for Best Picture.

In 2010, Cheadle assumed the role of James Rhodes in the film “Iron Man 2”, replacing Terrence Howard, his Crash co-star. 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.

In 2007, Cheadle was awarded the BET Humanitarian award of the year for his numerous humanitarian services he rendered for the cause of the people of Darfur and Rwanda. In 2010, Cheadle was named U.N. Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador.


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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

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As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

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Captain America: Civil War (2016)

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Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

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When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

77 2015 142
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Miles Ahead (2015)

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Miles Ahead, inspired by events in his life, is a wildly entertaining, impressionistic, no-holds-barred portrait of one of 20th-century music’s creative geniuses, Miles Davis.

64 2015 110
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Iron Man 3 (2013)

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The second film from the Le Boum series about a young French teenage girl who after moving to a new city falls in love with a boy and is thinking of having sex with him because her girlfriends have already done it.

73 2013 130
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Flight (2012)

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Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober -- but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation.

73 2012 138
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House of Lies (2012)

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Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, and bedrooms of the power elite, corruption is business as usual and everyone's out for themselves first. Nothing is sacred in this scathing, irreverent satire of corporate America today.

74 2012 30
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The Guard (2011)

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An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is teamed up with an uptight FBI agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.

73 2011 96
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Iron Man 2 (2010)

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With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, along with Pepper Potts, and James \Rhodey\ Rhodes at his side, must forge new alliances - and confront powerful enemies.

70 2010 124
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Funny or Die Presents (2010)

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Funny or Die Presents is a half-hour sketch comedy show that spawned from the comedy website Funny or Die, created by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay. It premiered on HBO on February 19, 2010. It is also currently being broadcast in the UK on Sky Atlantic.

0 2010 30
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Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

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Brooklyns Finest takes place within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects in the NYPDs sixty-fifth precinct. Three policemen struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and wrong.

67 2009 133
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Hotel for Dogs (2009)

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Placed in a foster home that doesn't allow pets, 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog. Soon other strays arrive, and the hotel becomes a haven for every orphaned canine in town. But the kids have to do some quick thinking to keep the cops off their tails.

54 2009 100
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Traitor (2008)

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| 114 Min

When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.

70 2008 114
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Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

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Thirteen is the new twelve in the third terrific chapter of Oscar® winners George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh's criminal caper series. With a stellar cast of criminal cohorts, it doesn't matter if it's eleven, twelve or thirteen - it all adds up to fun. So...are you in or are you out?

69 2007 122
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Reign Over Me (2007)

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A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.

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Talk to Me (2007)

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The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph \Petey\ Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.

74 2007 118
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Ocean's Twelve (2004)

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The rules: Don't hurt anybody. Don't steal from anyone who doesn't deserve it. And play the game like you've got nothing to lose. Are you in or out? George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and DonCheadle return as the coolest gang of hustlers ever. This time their targets are Paris, Rome and Amsterdam, and Danny’s ex-wife, Tess (Roberts), joins the team, adding one to make it Ocean's Twelve.

64 2004 125
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After the Sunset (2004)

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Two master thieves (Brosnan and Hayek) are finally retiring after one last succesful mission. Residing in their own tropical paradise, their old nemesis, FBI Agent Stan P. Lloyd shows up to make sure they really are retired. Docked in the port is an ocean liner called the \Diamond Cruise\ and Stan is convinced that theyre not really retired at all, and that this is the next set up.

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Crash (2004)

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| 112 Min

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

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Hotel Rwanda (2004)

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| 121 Min

Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.

82 2004 121
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The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)

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It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t give him any money to start anew. He tries to find someone to blame for his misfortunes and comes up with the President of the United States who he plans to murder.

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The United States of Leland (2003)

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A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to write about Leland's case. Meanwhile, others affected by the murder, including Becky and her sister, Julie, must contend with their own problems.

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Ocean's Eleven (2001)

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Less than 24 hours after being paroled, charismatic Danny Ocean (Clooney) handpicks a top-notch team of smooth operators to pocket $150 million - in one night! The mark: ruthless entrepreneur Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia). Benedict controls three of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas ... and Ocean?s sexy ex-wife (Roberts). In any other place, they'd be bad guys, but Ocean and his crew stick to the rules: Don't hurt anybody. Don't steal from anyone who doesn't deserve it. And play the game like you've got nothing to lose. Are you in or out?

78 2001 116
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Swordfish (2001)

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Gabriel Shear is a man who is desperately trying to access information that is locked inside a complicated computer system that contains mountains of government secrets - and money.

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Rush Hour 2 (2001)

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While vacationing together in Hong Kong, fast-talking Los Angeles Police Department detective Carter and Hong Kong Police inspector Lee investigate when a bomb explodes in the American embassy, killing two secret agents on the trail of a ring of smugglers.

66 2001 90
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Things Behind the Sun (2001)

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A young music journalist's dark memories are awakened when he goes to interview a female rock singer, and both are forced to confront troubling secrets from their pasts.

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Traffic (2000)

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An exploration of the United States of Americas war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their comfortable suburban home. In Mexico, a flawed, but noble policeman agrees to testify against a powerful general in league with a cartel, and in San Diego, a drug kingpins sheltered trophy wife must learn her husbands ruthless business after he is arrested, endangering her luxurious lifestyle.

76 2000 148
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The Family Man (2000)

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Cutthroat investment banker Jack Campbell, who eschews emotional ties, is transported into the prosaic life he might have had if hed wed his college sweetheart. Instead of a Ferrari, Campbell drives a malfunctioning minivan in the suburbs and is saddled with two screaming kids -- but he learns to love every minute of it.

67 2000 125
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Mission to Mars (2000)

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When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.

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Out of Sight (1998)

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When career criminal Jack Foley (Academy Award®-winner George Clooney) escapes from prison with his partner (Ving Rhames), the two soon find the US marshals hot on their trail. What Foley doesn't expect is to fall in love with one of them! Karen Sisco (Jennifer Lopez), the tough, no-nonsense cop, is similarly thrown to find herself developing feelings for the bank robber she's chasing, but with their distinct views of the law how can the unlikely couple make a connection, let alone reconcile their professions? Oscar®-winning director Steven Soderbergh crafts a sharp and funny love story with an award-winning cast, including Oscar®-nominees Albert Brooks, Catherine Keener, Samuel L. Jackson, and Don Cheadle, and Michael Keaton.

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Bulworth (1998)

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A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.

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Volcano (1997)

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An earthquake shatters a peaceful Los Angeles morning and opens a fissure deep into the earth, causing lava to start bubbling up. As a volcano begins forming in the La Brea Tar Pits, the director of the city's emergency management service, Mike Roark, working with geologist Amy Barnes, must then use every resource in the city to try and stop the volcano from consuming Los Angeles.

54 1997 104
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Boogie Nights (1997)

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Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, \Dirk Diggler\. Now, when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, Adams dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality.

79 1997 155
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Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

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In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright, a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman named Daphne Monet, who he suspects is hiding out in one of the city's black jazz clubs. Strapped for money and facing house payments, Easy takes the job, but soon finds himself in over his head.

67 1995 102
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Colors (1988)

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A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of Los Angeles, where the gang culture is enforced by the colors the members wear.

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Hamburger Hill (1987)

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The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that s all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their country, their fellow soldiers and their lives. War is hell, but this is worse. Hamburger Hill tells it the way it was, the way it really was. It s a raw, gritty and totally unrelenting dramatic depiction of one of the fiercest battles of America s bloodiest war. This happened. Hamburger Hill - war at its worst, men at their best.

67 1987 112



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