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ANTHONY MACKIE (Nate Ruffin) 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.

He will next play Olympic track-and-field legend Jesse Owens in a biopic to shoot next summer.

Classically trained at the Juilliard School of Drama, 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 recent 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.

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