ANTHONY MACKIE (Jimmy) who was classically trained at the Juilliard School of
Drama, is a great and talented young actor who is able to capture a plethora of
Mackie was discovered after receiving rave reviews while playing Tupac Shakur in
the off Broadway "Up Against the Wind". Immediately following, Mackie made an
auspicious film debut as Eminem's nemesis, Papa Doc, in Curtis Hanson's 8 Mile.
His performance caught the attention of Spike Lee, who subsequently cast Mackie
in the 2004 Toronto Film Festival Masters Program selection Sucker Free City and
She Hate Me. He also appeared in Clint Eastwood's Academy Award-winning Million
Dollar Baby, opposite Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman and Eastwood, as well as in
Jonathan Demme's The Manchurian Candidate, alongside Denzel Washington and Liev
Schreiber, and the comedy The Man, starring Samuel L. Jackson.
Mackie earned IFP Spirit and Gotham Award nominations for his performance in
Rodney Evans' Brother to Brother, which won the 2004 Special Dramatic Jury Prize
at the Sundance Film Festival and Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit
Awards. In 2005, he appeared opposite David Strathairn, Timothy Hutton and
Leelee Sobieski in Heavens Fall, based on the historic Scottsboro Boys' trials,
an independent feature that premiered at the 2006 SXSW Film Festival in Austin.
Mackie also had five features on movie screens in 2006. In addition to We Are
Marshall, he starred in Half Nelson, with Ryan Gosling, adapted from director
Ryan Fleck's Sundance-winning short Gowanus Brooklyn; in Preston Whitmore's
Crossover; in Frank E. Flowers ensemble crime drama Haven, opposite Orlando
Bloom and Bill Paxton; and in the film adaptation of Richard Price's Freedomland,
starring Samuel L. Jackson.
Intertwined throughout his film career, Mackie was seen in several theatrical
performances both on and off Broadway. Mackie made his Broadway debut as the
stuttering nephew Sylvester alongside Whoopi Goldberg in August Wilson's "Ma
Rainey's Black Bottom". Next he was seen as the lead in Regina King's modern
retelling of Chekov's "The Seagull," starred in Stephen Belber's "McReele" for
the Roundabout Theatre Company, and starred in the Pulitzer Prize winning play
"Soldier's Play" as a character made famous by Denzel Washington 20 years prior.
Most recently, Mackie was part of the production of August Wilson's 20th Century
at the esteemed Kennedy Center where they performed stage readings of all 10
plays in August Wilson's cycle. Mackie participated in three of the ten shows
and hopes to return to the stage soon.
In 2009 Mackie was seen as Sgt. JT Sanborn in Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker,
a film that not only earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination but also
earned Academy Awards for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Achievement in
Directing, Best Writing, and three other nods. 2009 also saw Mackie re-visit the
role of Tupac Shakur in Fox Searchlight's Notorious BIG biopic Notorious and he
also starred as Major William Bowman in the Dreamworks film Eagle Eye.
In 2010 Mackie returned to Broadway starring in Martin McDonough's latest
creation "A Behanding In Spokane". He also reunited with Kerry Washington in the
drama Night Catches Us which was released by Magnolia Pictures on December 3rd,
2010. In 2011 Mackie was seen in Universal Pictures The Adjustment Bureau, which
also featured Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, as well as the Disney/Dreamworks
feature Real Steel, which also starred Hugh Jackman. Mackie is also featured in
Man on a Ledge with Sam Worthington and Elizabeth Banks which was released on
January 27th, 2012; the Timur Bekmanbetov directed Abraham Lincoln: Vampire
Hunter which was released on June 20, 2012; and the feature Ten Year in which he
co-starred with Channing Tatum, Kate Mara, Rosario Dawson, and Justin Long.
Mackie is featured in crime drama Gangster Squad which also stars Sean Penn,
Josh Brolin, Emma Stone, and Ryan Gosling which was released by Warner Brothers
on January 11th, 2013. Mackie also appeared in the Michael Bay directed Pain &
Gain, starring alongside Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The film
was released by Paramount on April 26th, 2013 and opened up as the #1 film
earning over 20 million in its first weekend. In 2014 Mackie starred in Black or
White opposite Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, as well as Playing it Cool
with Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan.
Mackie is a member of the Marvel Comics family. He made his Marvel debut as Sam
Wilson/The Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film, released on
April 4th, 2014, opened #1, earning over 96 million dollars, breaking the record
for an April release. Mackie also starred alongside Scarlett Johansson, Chris
Evans, and Sebastian Stan in the second installment of the franchise. Mackies's
Falcon made an appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron as well as Ant-Man and
Captain America: Civil War, the third installment in the Captain America
franchise, which opened to rave reviews and record-box office numbers. Most
recently, he appeared as Falcon in Avengers: Infinity War. The film, released on
April 26, 2018, earned around $258.2 million in its debut weekend.
Mackie has also starred in Our Brand is Crisis opposite Sandra Bullock and
Shelter, with Jennifer Connelly, which premiered at the 2014 Toronto
International Film Festival and released nationwide on November 13, 2015.
Additionally, he starred in the holiday films Love the Coopers with a terrific
ensemble cast including Marisa Tomei, Diane Keaton and Amanda Seyfried, and
opposite Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Night Before, released on
November 20, 2015. Mackie also appeared in Triple 9 opposite Woody Harrelson and
Kate Winslet in February 2018. He was most recently seen in FOX's critically
acclaimed film The Hate U Give, based on the best-selling novel by Angie Thomas.
Mackie starred in HBO's Jay Roach-directed adaptation of the Tony Award-winning
play "All the Way." He played the role of Martin Luther King Jr. opposite Bryan
Cranston's Lyndon B. Johnson.
Up next, Mackie can soon be seen in Netflix's IO opposite Margaret Qualley.
Mackie recently wrapped production on multiple projects including: The Banker
with Samuel L. Jackson and Nicholas Hoult, Point Blank with Frank Grillo and
Marcia Gay Harden, The Woman in the Window with Julianne Moore and Amy Adams as
well as Against All Enemies with Kristen Stewart. He is currently in production
on the Netflix series "Altered Carbon."
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