Don Cheadle

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Quotes (17)

  • Don Cheadle: We cannot stand here in a free society, proclaiming that we care about human life, and do nothing in the face of this.

  • Don Cheadle : A lot of actors had reservations about the material and about Paul - not his personality or talent, but, with a first- time filmmaker, there was not a lot of margin for error. But I trusted his vision.

  • Don Cheadle: We believe that it really celebrates the definition of what an ensemble is all about. I mean there's 74 of us.

  • Don Cheadle: It's a film that doesn't end when the credits roll. It's a discussion that we've heard out in the world many, many times, and it's great that it's just started a dialogue about things that people, on the surface, seem not to want to talk about.

  • Don Cheadle: It's shocking to see the kind of devastation that occurred there and to know it's still going on, ... I am working with Timberland -- a company I respect and whose pursuit of social justice I admire -- to inspire others to help bring a halt to these atrocities.

  • Don Cheadle: What we are seeing are tsunamis of violence, ... and we will continue to see these unless people step up, unless people step forward and demand from their leadership, demand from the international community that this not stand.

  • Don Cheadle: The problems are very nuanced and complex and are things that we are in dire need of leadership from our government if we are going to see any change.

  • Don Cheadle: Don't talk to me unless you speak American. It's all the things you don't say that's below the surface and how it can bubble up.

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Trivia (14)

  • Don's theatrical credits include Blood Knot, Cymbeline, Hamlet, Bodies, Rest and Motion, The Dining Room, The Grapes of Wrath, Leon, Lena and Lenz, Liquid Skin, Oh Hell, Our Town, and 'Tis a Pity She's a Whore.

  • Don is 5' 8½" tall.

  • In 1996, 1998, 2001, 2005 and 2006, Don was nominated for SAG Awards. In 1996, he was nominated for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role" for Devil in a Blue Dress. In 1998, he was nominated for "Outstanding Performance by a Cast" for Boogie Night. In 2001, he was nominated for "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture" for Traffic. In 2005, he was nominated for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role" and "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture" for Hotel Rwanda. In 2006, Don was nominated for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role" and "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture" for Crash. He won for "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture" for both Crash and Traffic.

  • Don, along with George Clooney, was honored with the 2008 Men of Peace Award at the 8th annual Nobel Peace summit in Rome for their contribution in raising awareness on the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region in Sudan.

  • Don graduated at the California Institute of the Arts.

  • In 1989, Don appeared in Angela Winbush's clip for her single "It's the real thing".

  • Don has two daughters, Imani and Ayana.

  • Don got his first big break starring as the hotel clerk on the short-lived Golden Girls spin-off The Golden Palace alongside Cheech Marin.

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