American actor, director and screenwriter Chadwick Boseman would be 44 today, November 29, 2020.
Boseman became not only one of the best actors of his generation, but also a representational icon for the black community – primarily playing the iconic King T’Challa in the famous and Oscar nominated “ Black Panther ”.
Sadly, the actor and producer died on August 28 from complications from the colon cancer he had been battling for four years.
Either way, her legacy remains more alive than ever and reflects the importance of telling stories with strong characters for those who don’t usually see themselves outside the stereotypes on TV and in the movies. And, to honor him, we’ve separated a simple list of Boseman’s top ten roles.
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Check out our choices below:
42 – THE STORY OF A LEGEND (2013)
Throughout his brief career, Boseman has played a number of historical figures – such as professional baseball player Jackie Robinson in ’42 – The Story of a Legend ‘. The film deals with racial integration in the United States and pays tribute to the actor for his competent performance.
GET ON UP: THE JAMES BROWN STORY (2014)
A year after living as a sports star, Chadwick returned to the forefront by playing musical icon James Brown in “Get On Up”. Acting alongside names like Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, international critics praise for their memorable performance and vocal skills.
The drama “The Big Choice” brought Boseman back into the sports world as Vontae Mack. Despite mixed reviews at the time of his release, the actor has once again been recognized for his incredible presence and vital, genuine surrender.
KING: A STORY OF VENGEANCE (2016)
“ King ” may have slipped you off the radar, but he certainly deserved a spot on our list. The action thriller movie directed by Fabrice Du Welz tells the story of a Cape Town man named Jacob King (Boseman), who travels to Los Angeles to find his younger sister and ultimately avenge her murder.
The legal drama “Marshall” brought Chadwick back into the cinematic realm and set him up as Thurgood Marshall, the first black judge of the United States Supreme Court who rose to prominence for a series of cases. famous. Here, the star has plunged headlong into a complex figure full of controversy and chilling performances.
“Black Panther” is, without a doubt, the production that put Boseman on top of the world. The film became the first of its superhero genre to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, in addition to winning a series of awards. Boseman played T’Challa, the newly crowned King of Wakanda who came face to face with Killmonger’s revolutionary ideology and made it his mission to prevent his nation from being revealed to the world.
The actor returned as T’Challa in several productions, including ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, released shortly after ‘Black Panther’. Boseman is in the spotlight of the penultimate chapter of the Infinity Saga, having fought one of the greatest battles in movie history and, once again, winning the hearts of fans.
Despite the short time spent at the scene, Boseman caused widespread unrest for the last time as T’Challa by being the first to return from the “world of the dead” in “Avengers: Endgame.” In 2019, the actor was already a global phenomenon, adored by virtually everyone – a fact that is confirmed by the eruption of emotions audiences had when they saw him on the big screen again.
CRIME WITHOUT EXIT (2019)
“Crime Without Exit” may have received a mixed reception from the pundits, but that doesn’t erase Boseman’s incredible performance in the action thriller. Here, he plays a NYPD detective who literally closes 21 Manhattan bridges to find two murder suspects.
Boseman said goodbye to us this year – but before being applauded one last time. In ‘Detachment Blood’, the actor may not have been one of the protagonists, but he was the driving force behind each of the war veterans who made their way through the Vietnam jungle to save their bodies. companion. As young Norman Earl Holloway, Chadwick shows that he doesn’t need a lot of time to delight audiences – and to define every twist in the narrative.
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