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Ten fun facts about Don Cheadle


1. Don Cheadle Nominated for Oscar for "Hotel Rwanda"

Don Cheadle's performance in the 2004 genocide drama film Hotel Rwanda earned him a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor. In the film, Cheadle plays the role of Paul Rusesabagina, a Rwandan hotel manager who is caught in the middle of the Rwandan Genocide. His performance was praised for its realism and emotional depth, and his nomination for the Academy Award was a testament to the power of his performance.

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2. UN Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador

In 2010, Don Cheadle was appointed as a United Nations Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador, a role in which he works to raise awareness of environmental issues and promote sustainable development. As part of his role, Cheadle has traveled to countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo to meet with local communities and discuss the importance of protecting the environment. He has also spoken at the United Nations General Assembly and the World Economic Forum, and has been involved in campaigns such as the Global Environment Facility's 'Investing in Our Future' initiative.

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3. Actor who has won numerous awards for his work

Don Cheadle is an acclaimed actor who has won numerous awards for his work. Most recently, he won a Golden Globe Award in 2013 for his portrayal of Marty Kaan on the Showtime sitcom House of Lies. His performance on the show has been widely praised, and his win at the Golden Globes is a testament to his talent and dedication to his craft.

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4. From Hamburger Hill to Hollywood's Most Respected Actor

In 1987, Don Cheadle made his big-screen debut in the Vietnam War drama, Hamburger Hill. The film, which was based on the true story of the Battle of Hamburger Hill, was a critical and commercial success, and Cheadle's performance was praised by critics. His role in the film helped to launch his career, and he has since gone on to become one of the most respected and acclaimed actors in Hollywood.

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5. Activist and Actor Pushes for End to Darfur Genocide

Don Cheadle is an actor and activist who is passionate about ending the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. He has been actively campaigning for the cause since 2007, and has even traveled to the region to meet with refugees and learn more about the situation. He has also spoken out about the issue in interviews and at events, and has even been honored for his work in the area. Cheadle is a strong advocate for the people of Darfur, and his efforts have helped to bring attention to the ongoing crisis.

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6. Don Cheadle Releases Book on Darfur Genocide

Don Cheadle, the acclaimed actor, is also an author. He co-authored a book titled Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond, which focuses on the issue of genocide in Darfur. The book was published in 2007 and is a call to action for people to take a stand against genocide. Cheadle's book has been praised for its detailed and comprehensive look at the issue, and has been credited with raising awareness of the genocide in Darfur.

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7. Don Cheadle Joins Not on Our Watch Project

Don Cheadle, an acclaimed actor, is also a philanthropist. Along with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, David Pressman, and Jerry Weintraub, Cheadle co-founded the Not on Our Watch Project, a humanitarian organization dedicated to preventing and stopping mass atrocities around the world. The organization has been successful in raising global awareness and resources to help those in need. Cheadle's involvement in the project is a testament to his commitment to making a difference in the world.

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8. Don Cheadle, 1989

In 1989, Don Cheadle made an appearance in the music video for Angela Winbush's No. 2 hit single “It's the Real Thing”. He was seen wearing an orange jumpsuit and performing dance moves while working at a car wash. The video was a huge success, reaching the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and becoming one of the most popular songs of the year.

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9. Don Cheadle's breakout role was in the 1995 film Devil in a Blue Dress

Don Cheadle's breakout role was in the 1995 film Devil in a Blue Dress, where he played the character of Mouse Alexander. His performance was so impressive that he won Best Supporting Actor awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the National Society of Film Critics, and was also nominated for similar awards from the Screen Actors Guild and the NAACP Image Awards. This was the role that put Don Cheadle on the map and launched his successful acting career.

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10. Humanitarian Award Winner

In 2007, Don Cheadle was honored with the BET Humanitarian Award of the Year for his tireless efforts to help those affected by the conflict in Darfur and Rwanda. His humanitarian services included raising awareness of the crisis, advocating for the protection of civilians, and fundraising for relief efforts. Cheadle's commitment to helping those in need has been an inspiration to many, and his award is a testament to his dedication to making a difference in the world.

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