Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. is professionally known as Don Cheadle. He is an American actor, author, director, producer, and writer. Cheadle began work from Hamburger Hill in 1987, followed by the gangster role of “Rocket” in the film Colors in 1988.
Don Cheadle rose to fame in his career in the 1990s with roles in Devil in a Blue Dress, Rosewood, and Boogie Nights. He collaborated with director Steven Soderbergh in three films. They were Out of Sight, Traffic, and The Ocean’s Trilogy. Don is the greatest actor of his generation, he has done all from comedy to action to dramas.
Don 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. From the years, 2012 to 2016, Don starred as Marty Kaan on the Showtime comedy series House of Lies. For his Television performance, he won a Golden Globe Award in 2013.
Cheadle starred as Maurice Monroe in the Showtime series Black Monday. His biggest commercial hit was playing the superhero war Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he replaced Terrence Howard. Don was cast iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel, and Avengers: Endgame.
Today Cheadle’s ten best roles will be counted and listed according to IMDb.
The Guard (7.3)
The Guard is a 2011 Irish buddy cop comedy film.
The movie is written and directed by John Michael McDonagh. It stars Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, and Liam Cunningham in lead roles. Don Cheadle starred as FBI Agent Wendell Everett.
The Guard received acclaim and was a mega success. Cheadle was praised for his performance. And Gleeson received a Golden Globe Award nomination. The Guard is the most successful independent Irish film of all time in terms of Irish box-office receipts. This one beat The Wind that Shakes the Barley of 2006.
McDonagh was nominated for a BAFTA Award for his writing achievement on The Guard.
Reign Over Me (7.4)
Reign Over Me is a 2007 American buddy drama film.
The film is written and directed by Mike Binder. The producer of the film is his brother Jack Binder. Reign Over Me stars Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland, Saffron Burrows, and Mike Binder.
Don Cheadle plays Dr. Alan Johnson and Adam Sandler stars as Dr. Charlie Fineman. Reign Over Me was distributed by Columbia Pictures. The movie centers around the fall of Twin Towers that went down in 2001. Charlie Fineman lost everything important in his life. Their fate brings Charlie and his former college roommate Alan Johnson together in a dramatic tale.
Traffic is a 2000 American crime drama film.
The movie is directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Stephen Gaghan. Traffic talks about the illegal drug trade from many perspectives: users, enforcers, politicians, and traffickers.
Traffic has an international ensemble cast, that includes Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Douglas, Erika Christensen, Luis Guzmán, Dennis Quaid, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jacob Vargas, Tomas Milian, Topher Grace, James Brolin, Steven Bauer, and Benjamin Bratt. Traffic has both English and Spanish-language dialogue.
Ocean’s Eleven (7.7)
Ocean’s Eleven is a 2001 American heist film.
The film is directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Ted Griffin. It marks another collaboration between Soderbergh and Cheadle.
This is the first installment of the Ocean’s franchise. Ocean’s Eleven features an ensemble cast. The cast includes George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Andy García, Bernie Mac and Julia Roberts.
Ocean’s Eleven traces the tale of Danny Ocean (Clooney) and Rusty Ryan (Pitt). He plans a theft of $150 million from casino owner Terry Benedict (García). He is the lover of Ocean’s ex-wife Tess (Roberts).
Oceans was a massive success at the box office and with critics. Ocean’s was the fifth highest-grossing film of 2001, with a worldwide gain of $450 million.
Crash is a 2004 American drama film.
The film is directed and co-written by Paul Haggis. Crash features the depiction of racial and social tensions in Los Angeles.
This project was self-described by the director Haggis as a “passion piece.” The movie was inspired by a real-life incident in which his Haggis’ was carjacked in 1991 outside a video store on Wilshire Boulevard.
Crash features an ensemble cast that includes the likes of Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Thandie Newton, Michael Peña, and Ryan Phillippe. Crash got a polarized response for its depiction and portrayal of race relations.
Captain America: Civil War (7.8)
Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film.
Civil War the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Overall, it is the 13th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Civil War was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
It stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America. The ensemble cast is lead by Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Daniel Brühl.
Don Cheadle stars as James “Rhodey” Rhodes / War Machine.
Boogie Nights (7.9)
Boogie Nights is a 1997 American period drama film.
The film is written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Boogie Nights is set in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. The story focuses on a young nightclub dishwasher who becomes a popular star of pornographic films. Don Cheadle stars as Buck Swope.
Boogie Nights talks about the rise in the Golden Age of Porn of the 1970s and its fall during the excesses of the 1980s. The film is an expansion of Anderson’s mockumentary short film The Dirk Diggler Story.
The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, William H. Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Heather Graham.
Hotel Rwanda (8.1)
Hotel Rwanda is a 2004 drama film.
The film is directed by Terry George. Hotel Rwanda is an adaptation from a screenplay co-written by George and Keir Pearson. It stars Don Cheadle and Sophie Okonedo as hotelier Paul Rusesabagina and his wife Tatiana.
Hotel Rwanda talks of the Rwandan genocide, which occurred during the spring of 1994. Hotel Rwanda has detailed the Rusesabagina’s efforts to save the lives of his family along with a thousand other refugees by giving them shelter in the besieged Hôtel des Mille Collines.
Hotel Rwanda explores genocide, political corruption, and the repercussions of violence as its main themes. Don Cheadle stars as Paul Rusesabagina. In the Rwandan Genocide, an estimated 800,000 people, mainly Tutsi, were killed by Hutu extremists.
Avengers: Endgame (8.4)
Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 American superhero film.
The film is produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Endgame is the direct sequel to Avengers: Infinity War and the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Endgame was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
The film features an ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin. It is the last of the franchise. In Endgame, the surviving members of the Avengers who are left form allies to attempt to change the damage caused by Thanos in the Infinity War.
Don Cheadle stars as James “Rhodey” Rhodes / War Machine. Cheadle talked about Rhodes’s belonging as an Avenger as “not so much straddling one foot in the military.” Cheadle said that now he is more on the side of The Avengers than he was ever before. The cast is lead by Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man and Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America.
Avengers: Infinity War (8.5)
Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film.
It is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers. It is the sequel to The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron and is the 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Infinity War was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The film features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, etc.
The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy combine to stop Thanos from collecting the six all-powerful Infinity Stones to kill half of all life in the universe.