Don Cheadle: 8 Movie And TV Roles You May Have Forgotten About

If there was ever a time when you knew Don Cheadle by his face, but not his name, I would hope that seeing him show up in Iron Man 2 as War Machine put an end to that. Yet, as any other Marvel movie star can surely relate to, the actor would spend a good deal of his career’s infancy as merely a face we couldn’t quite put a name to.

Luckily, the 56-year-old from Kansas City, Missouri, has become one of the most acclaimed stars of both the big and small screen, thanks to playing criminal technician Basher Tarr in Ocean’s Eleven and its sequels, the lead of two financial dramas (formerly House of Lies, and, currently, Black Monday) on Showtime, and his Academy Award-nominated performance in Hotel Rwanda as a real-life savior to many African refugees. Not to mention, his most popular role to date, the MCU’s James “Rhodey” Rhodes, is getting his own Disney+ exclusive series called Armor Wars and he is reportedly playing the villain in LeBron James’ long-awaited sequel to Space Jam.