August 27, 2008 |
"Traitor" asks a question that can be answered only by that cruel mistress, the marketplace: How much moral ambiguity and narrative intricacy will an audience handle in the realm of a terrorism-themed contemporary thriller? Enough, I hope, to respond to "Traitor." It tells a good, snakelike story, slithering in some unpredictable directions. All along the way, Don Cheadle, who plays the mysterious operative creating and running an espionage maze of his own design, reaffirms his excellence.
September 30, 1995 |
Judging by the promotional poster for "Devil in a Blue Dress," director Carl Franklin's adaptation of Walter Mosley's novel of 1990, it's hard to imagine anyone upstaging Denzel Washington, who stars in the film. As reluctant gumshoe Easy Rawlins, he looks ridiculously handsome in his short fedora. Nonetheless, when actor Don Cheadle is on screen, Washington gets a run for the money.
May 24, 1998 |
Starvation, sleeplessness, a mouthful of cotton balls and a bellyful of gin: Method actors have employed all of these well-worn tricks to goad themselves into character. Nevertheless, as a gang kingpin with a lousy conscience and a chronically upset stomach in Warren Beatty's political satire "Bulworth," Don Cheadle may lay claim as the only performer ever to ingest mass quantities of antacids. "The first few days, I was shooting real Rolaids," Cheadle admits.
July 8, 2007 |
TARAJI P. HENSON nearly steals the new film "Talk to Me," which opens Friday, with her no-holds-barred turn as Vernell, the former stripper girlfriend of Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene Jr. (Don Cheadle), an ex-con who was a popular, albeit controversial DJ, TV personality and activist in Washington, D.C., in the late 1960s and 1970s. The 36-year-old actress recalls the moment she became one with the sassy Vernell. "We got to Toronto, where we filmed the movie," Henson relates. "We had a camera test.
May 4, 2008 |
Don CHEADLE has become adept at showing the duality of man. Consider: The same guy who serves as a tenacious political activist to end the civilian slaughters in Darfur can also be seen in Jimmy Kimmel's comic video in which the late-night TV host declares his love for Ben Affleck. This summer, Cheadle will star in "Traitor," in which he plays former U.S.
October 25, 2013 |
As this year's death-obsessed Emmy Awards broadcast took time to mention, Nov. 22 will mark 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The remembrance traveled from Walter Cronkite's announcement of the president's death to a Carrie Underwood cover of the Beatles' "Yesterday" to commemorate the band's 1964 debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" - "two emotionally charged events, forever linked in our memories," said segment narrator Don Cheadle, who was born after both of them.