Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Don Cheadle: From Hotel Rwanda to House of Lies

BY: GURU JAY


From Hotel Rwanda to House of Lies, Don Cheadle has come a long way. Great actors come along in not so great times. And Don defines greatness.

You see Cheadle can play anyone, and he does it all too well. Moreover, he is instantly recognizable whether at the Waldorf Astoria or up in Harlem at the Cotton Club. Everybody likes Don Cheadle.

He readjusts his mirrors when the time is right. Plus, there is never a dull moment with the movie star in the driver's seat. I'm also interested in seeing Don Cheadle take his director's chair to the next level.

The chemistry between Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell is amazing. Maybe, I'll write a blog about Bell pretty soon. Didn't he bring the best out of her? Cheadle brings out the best in people because he is the best. That's why actors enjoy working with him. They strive for greatness together.

You see he has fans all over the world. Cheadle's starred in blockbusters and critically acclaimed films alike. It is incredible watching him perform with Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man and Captain America. What is more, he easily plays good cop/ bad cop. The Brooklyn's Finest actor has finely tuned his instrument. Who can deny Don Cheadle's talented abilities?

I feel Don Cheadle is elite because of his dedication. How else do you explain why House of Lies ran 5 successful seasons on Showtime? Without commitment at the top, nothing really happens.

Here's the truth about House of Lies. The show could have gone on forever. Cheadle's that much of an asset to any cast. Whatever the situation you put him in, he continually rises to the occasion.

Does he disappoint sometimes? Sure. I think Traitor was a blunder on his part. Still, you can't succeed without learning from failure.

I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!