Photo of Don Cheadle Don Cheadle

Born Nov. 29, 1964, in Kansas City, Mo., Don Cheadle moved frequently as a child. He earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from CalArts, made his TV debut on the series "Fame" and landed his first feature film role in 1987's Hamburger Hill. Cheadle's breakthrough performance in Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) won him several critics' awards.

Through Volcano, Rosewood, Bulworth, The Rat Pack (as Sammy Davis Jr.), Traffic and Ocean's Eleven, Cheadle's fan base grew. One of those fans was British director Terry George, who insisted on Cheadle -- against Hollywood pressure to cast a "bigger" name -- to play Paul Rusesabagina in Hotel Rwanda (2004), the true story of a heroic hotel manager who saved hundreds during the 1994 Tutsi massacre.

For this starring debut, Cheadle earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. In 2004, he also reprised his role as Basher Tarr in the sequel Ocean's Twelve.

Don Cheadle in Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

2016 PG-13

The most explosive clash to ever rock the Marvel Cinematic Universe ignites a firestorm of conflict in the game-changing epic, Captain America: Civil War. In the wake of collateral damage, government pressure to rein in the Avengers drives a deep wedge between Captain America and Iron Man, causing a catastrophic rift that turns the two friends into bitter enemies. Against a backdrop of divided loyalties, their fellow Avengers must deal with the fallout.

  • Don Cheadle in Avengers: Age of Ultron Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Don Cheadle in Iron Man 2 Iron Man 2
  • Don Cheadle in Iron Man 3 Iron Man 3
  • Don Cheadle in Flight Flight
  • Don Cheadle in Hotel Rwanda Hotel Rwanda
  • Don Cheadle in Ocean's Eleven Ocean's Eleven
  • Don Cheadle in Crash Crash
  • Don Cheadle in Ocean's Thirteen Ocean's Thirteen
  • Don Cheadle in Miles Ahead Miles Ahead
  • Don Cheadle in Boogie Nights Boogie Nights
  • Don Cheadle in Ocean's Twelve Ocean's Twelve
  • Don Cheadle in Rush Hour 2 Rush Hour 2
  • Don Cheadle in Hamburger Hill Hamburger Hill
  • Don Cheadle in Colors Colors
  • Don Cheadle in The Dog Problem The Dog Problem
  • Don Cheadle in Hotel for Dogs Hotel for Dogs
  • Don Cheadle in Fail Safe Fail Safe
  • Don Cheadle in After the Sunset After the Sunset
  • Don Cheadle in Mission to Mars Mission to Mars
  • Don Cheadle in Swordfish Swordfish
  • Don Cheadle in A Lesson Before Dying A Lesson Before Dying
  • Don Cheadle in Traitor Traitor
  • Don Cheadle in Picket Fences Picket Fences
  • Don Cheadle in Traffic Traffic
  • Don Cheadle in The Family Man The Family Man
  • Don Cheadle in The Guard The Guard
  • Don Cheadle in Bulworth Bulworth
  • Don Cheadle in Talk to Me Talk to Me
  • Don Cheadle in The People Speak The People Speak
  • Don Cheadle in Brooklyn's Finest Brooklyn's Finest
  • Don Cheadle in Rebound: The Legend of Earl Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat...
  • Don Cheadle in Volcano Volcano
  • Don Cheadle in The Rat Pack The Rat Pack
  • Don Cheadle in The Assassination of Richard Nixon The Assassination of Richard Nixon
  • Don Cheadle in Reign Over Me Reign Over Me
  • Don Cheadle in Darfur Now Darfur Now
  • Don Cheadle in House of Lies House of Lies
  • Don Cheadle in Manic Manic
  • Don Cheadle in Things Behind the Sun Things Behind the Sun
  • Don Cheadle in The Topdog Diaries The Topdog Diaries
  • Don Cheadle in America Beyond the Color Line America Beyond the Color Line
  • Don Cheadle in African American Lives African American Lives
  • Don Cheadle in Adjust Your Color: Truth of Petey Greene Adjust Your Color: Truth of Petey Greene
  • Don Cheadle in I Ain't Scared of You: Bernie Mac I Ain't Scared of You: Bernie Mac