FILM: ANTHONY MACKIE

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Anthony Mackie: Actor, Writer, and Producer

ANTHONY MACKIE IS HAVING A MOMENT. OR RATHER–a momentous rocketship to the top of the Hollywood food chain.

Handsome but not overwhelmingly so, Mackie has a distinguished, quirky charisma physically matched by the signature slight gap in his front teeth. You probably now know him best as the superhero, The Falcon, in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and twice in 2015 in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man.

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Anthony Mackie as The Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Mackie, however, has probably been playing at a theater near you seemingly every month for the past five years or so (Peep his IMDB resume). While I personally took note of him in two spitfire roles as rappers in 2002’s 8 Mile and 2009’s Notorious (in the latter as rap idol Tupac Shakur), Mackie really grabbed the eye of Big Hollywood in 2008’s Oscar-esteemed The Hurt Locker as . Since then, it’s been a constant case of “Oh, that guy… I know him!” at the cinemas for attendees.

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Mackie (Left) as Tupac Shakur in Notorious
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Mackie in The Hurt Locker

CASE IN POINT: Mackie is soon starring in three films coming out within the same four weeks of one another: October 30’s Sandy Bullock political comedy-drama, Our Brand is Crisis, November 13’s Christmas all-star-cast family comedy, Love the Coopers, and November 20’s Christmas bromance comedy, The Night Before.

Get on the Mackie train. The industry veteran and Juilliard alum will finally get his due soon as a household name…Only a matter of seconds now.

Anthony Mackie

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