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  • Don Cheadle

    Born on November 29, 1964 in Kansas City, Missouri

awards & nominations

House of Lies (2012)

Don Cheadle as "Marty Kaan"

Charming, fast-talking consultant Marty Kaan and his team of MBA-toting colleagues charm smug, unsuspecting corporate fat cats into closing big deals while spending a fortune for the services of Kaan and his team. Kaan is not above using any means (or anybody) necessary to get what he wants. Members of Kaan's team include razor-sharp Ivy League alum Jeannie van der Hooven, lackadaisical womanizer Clyde Oberholt and math geek Doug Guggenheim, who isn't very successful with the ladies. Marty's ex-wife, Monica Talbot, is a consultant with a rival firm and, unsurprisingly, is his professional nemesis. Marty lives with his father, a retired psychoanalyst, and his young son, Roscoe.

Emmy (Primetime) (2014) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2014) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2013) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2013) Won Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (2012) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Crash (2004)

Don Cheadle as "Graham"

Writer-director Paul Haggis interweaves several connected stories about race, class, family and gender in Los Angeles in the aftermath of 9/11. Characters include a district attorney (Brendan Fraser) and his casually prejudiced wife (Sandra Bullock), dating police detectives Graham (Don Cheadle) and Ria (Jennifer Esposito), a victimized Middle Eastern store owner and a wealthy African-American couple (Terrence Dashon Howard, Thandie Newton) humiliated by a racist traffic cop (Matt Dillon).

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005) Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Don Cheadle as "Paul Rusesabagina"

Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), a Hutu, manages the Hôtel des Mille Collines and lives a happy life with his Tutsi wife (Sophie Okonedo) and their three children. But when Hutu military forces initiate a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Tutsi minority, Paul is compelled to allow refugees to take shelter in his hotel. As the U.N. pulls out, Paul must struggle alone to protect the Tutsi refugees in the face of the escalating violence later known as the Rwandan genocide.

Academy Award (2004) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (2004) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Traffic (2000)

Don Cheadle as "Montel Gordon"

A contemporary thriller set in the world of drug trafficking. Traffic evokes the high stakes and high risks of the drug trade, as seen through a series of interrelated stories, some of which are highly personal and some of which are filled with intrigue and danger.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

Don Cheadle as "Raymond 'Mouse' Alexander"

In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins (Denzel Washington) is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright (Tom Sizemore), a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman named Daphne Monet (Jennifer Beals), 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.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

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