Don Cheadle Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


24th January 2016

Quote: "This should be a career-defining moment for Chris Rock. I mean, there is no one better poised, in my opinion, or equipped to go in on this s**t. And I hope when he does, he skewers everybody. The people who are complaining about it, the people who were passed up, the people that weren't passed up, the whole idea of being passed up for this award and what it means, racism, the lack of diversity - all of it." Don Cheadle offers up his full support to Oscars host Chris Rock in light of the lack of diversity among the awards' top nominees and Academy officials' historic move to implement sweeping changes to voting and membership rules.


4th December 2014

Quote: "I'm actually moving towards that. I'm eating less meat. I'm tapering it off." Actor Don Cheadle is slowly working towards becoming a vegetarian.


6th April 2014

Quote: "In 2008, he was inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame... and his nephew was asked, 'Are you guys ever gonna do a movie about his life?' And he said, 'Yeah, and Don Cheadle is gonna play him,' which I hadn't heard before. So I started getting in touch with the family... and we started reaching toward one another." Actor Don Cheadle on the genesis of his new Miles Davis biopic, which he stars in and directs.


4th April 2014

Quote: "I haven't seen the baby, but I did see her get very big - and she was hanging around the craft service (on set food) table a lot." Don Cheadle still hasn't seen House of Lies co-star Kristen Bell's baby girl. The actress gave birth to daughter Lincoln in March, 2013.


15th August 2013

Fact: Actor Don Cheadle joined Cedric The Entertainer to tee off at the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo, California on Monday (12Aug13) as part of the comedian's inaugural Celebrity Golf Classic. The charity sporting event raised funds for a variety of youth foundations, including The Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo.


10th May 2013

Quote: "They've finally stopped attacking me because of the (English) dialect in Ocean's Eleven and Twelve... According to them, I had a piece of s**t accent... They got really mad about it. It was really upsetting." Don Cheadle is relieved Brits have started forgiving him for the accent he attempted on the big screen.


10th May 2013

Quote: "There was a letter that showed up, it was a memo about no eye contact and you had to say 'Sir' and if you drank in front of him you had to have your finger out... It had Sexy Beast letterhead on the top of it... I would say that maybe it was intended as a joke, but everyone took it very seriously." Don Cheadle on working with prankster Sir Ben Kingsley in Iron Man 3.


25th March 2013

Quote: "We usually go to the casino and play poker... We go and have a meal somewhere and we gotta change... and I play poker, I play (Texas) Hold 'Em... I've won 30k ($30,000) in a game before." Actor Don Cheadle on how he celebrates or commiserates after a Los Angeles awards show.


12th February 2013

Quote: "This is the story that we put out there... but really we had to do something because she was getting so big! Every day at the craft service table, it's like, 'Stop yourself. Have you looked in the mirror?'" Don Cheadle jokes about his House of Lies co-star, mum-to-be Kristen Bell.


12th February 2013

Fact: Actor Don Cheadle recently shot a hole-in-one at a pro-am golf tournament in New Zealand.


5th April 2012

Tweet: "Doing a Sesame Street segment today. Blue And Red muppets. Now That's 'fair and balanced!'" Iron Man 2 star Don Cheadle films a clip for the educational children's TV show.


7th March 2012

Quote: "It was at a press junket and it was one of, like, the 11,000th interview I had to do and I was drunk by then, let's face it... It was sort of an irreverent moment and they said, 'So what's the next project you wanna work on?' and I said, 'I wanna do the Conrad Murray story and I wanna do it in drag... They went with it." Don Cheadle insists he was joking when he talked about portraying Michael Jackson's jailed physician Dr. Conrad Murray.


4th May 2011

Quote: "We don't know what's gonna shake it as a result of this and I think everyone just needs to take a minute and be mindful of the events." Don Cheadle advocates reflection, not celebration following the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.


7th June 2010

Fact: Actor Don Cheadle was sworn in as the United Nations' latest goodwill ambassador for environmental issue at the weekend (05Jun10) during a ceremony in Rwanda.


12th May 2010

Quote: "I can't think of anything worse than sitting there and having all your clips on a loop: 'And now, Golden Palace'. There are things that I don't want to ever know that I've been in... If I see it coming on the horizon, I'm gonna sabotage my career." Movie star Don Cheadle has no interest in celebrating his career at a gala even with his peers.


11th May 2010

Quote: "It's a group of drug addicts who watch films and they pick their favourite actors... I know him and he's full of himself. There's, like, two Matt Damons in there... and they're both just full of themselves." Don Cheadle jokes about pal Matt Damon's recent American Cinematheque honour.


9th March 2010

Quote: "I would love to win (the World Series of Poker)... I'd rather have that than the Oscar." Don Cheadle has his sights set on a poker prize.


4th March 2009

Quote: "Don Cheadle and I play poker all the time at each other's houses. I would say I have a better poker face than him. He doesn't have many tells (signs), but we're actors! We pride ourselves on not giving it away." ER actor Mekhi Phifer admits his day job helps him win at gambling.


1st September 2008

Fact: Funnyman Steve Martin gets an executive producer credit on Don Cheadle's new thriller TRAITOR because he came up with the plot idea on the set of comedy Bringing Down The House.


3rd July 2008

Fact: Hollywood stars including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle gathered at the Rio Pavilion in Las Vegas on Wednesday (02Jul08) for a poker tournament benefitting victims of the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan. They handed out a $5,000 (GBP2,500) entrance fee to play in the no-limit Texas Hold'em tournament.


24th February 2008

Quote: "I'm usually drunk by the first half of it." Don Cheadle on why he's a big fan of the Film Independent Spirit Awards.


31st January 2008

Quote: "Once, my son opened a magazine and said, 'Dad, that's you!' It was a picture of Don Cheadle. I was like, 'That's great. You're colour-blind,' I guess he thinks, 'Dad's in magazines.'" Caucasian actor Steve Zahn was surprised his young son mistook him for African-American Cheadle.


21st July 2007

Quote: "We have a pact that he doesn't pull pranks on me and I don't burn down his house." Actor Don Cheadle made sure his OCEAN'S THIRTEEN castmate and renowned prankster George Clooney behaved onset.


17th July 2007

Quote: "People have no compunction about just coming up to me on the street and saying, 'What the f**k was up with Ocean's 12?' I'm like, 'Really, you had to cross four lanes of traffic to say that to me?" Movie fans often critique American actor Don Cheadle on his British accent in the heist franchise.


5th June 2007

Quote: "The worst thing is to get that shot and not know what to do with it because you really don't have anything but a desire to be famous. That ain't gonna get you there. And if it does, that's worse. Because if that's all you have. We've seen those meteoric rises, and then you're down the other side." Actor Don Cheadle warns wannabes to aspire to something more than just fame.


21st March 2007

Quote: "I know what you're thinking: 'I never knew DAVE's son got so big - and Jewish." Funnyman Adam Sandler on stepping in to host The Late Show With David Letterman last night (20MAR07) after Letterman fell ill. Sandler's first interview was with his dog MATZOBALL. He then chatted with his REIGN OVER ME co-star Don Cheadle and duetted with him on an impromptu version of Diana Ross and Lionel Richie's ENDLESS LOVE ballad.


21st March 2007

Fact: Don Cheadle recently tore his Achilles heel in a basketball game with rappers Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube.


2nd November 2006

Quote: "I read Hotel Rwanda and couldn't figure it out... I didn't know if people wanted to come to the movies and see it. Don Cheadle did a great job." Samuel L Jackson on turning down the lead in Hotel Rwanda.


8th December 2005

Fact: <p>R+B star Mario is planning to make it big at the movies after signing on to star alongside Hilary Swank and Don Cheadle in new movie FREEDOM RIDERS. </p>


9th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I know that (US President GEORGE W) BUSH saw three movies last year on his own accord. Hotel Rwanda was two of them - he saw it twice." Don Cheadle feels </p> <p>sure his harrowing 2004 movie made an impact on his president. </p>


11th October 2005

Fact: <p>Jack Nicholson hosted the inaugural JACK NICHOLSON/RUDY DURAN Celebrity Golf Classic in California at the weekend (09OCT05). The movie legend's star pals like Dennis Hopper and Don Cheadle joined him on the links and helped to raise over $600,000 (GBP333,300) for children's charities. </p>


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