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ANTHONY MACKIE is an American television, feature film and Broadway actor. He was first discovered playing the role of Tupac Shakur in the off-Broadway production "Up Against the Wind," 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 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.

Adding to his movie screen credits, Mackie appeared in We Are Marshall, Half Nelson, with Ryan Gosling, the drama Night Catches Us opposite Kerry Washington, The Adjustment Bureau, which also featured Matt Damon and Emily Blunt and Real Steel, which also starred Hugh Jackman. Most recently, Anthony is featured in the crime drama Gangster Squad where he shared the screen with Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone, and Ryan Gosling, in addition to Pain & Gain, starring alongside Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson which opened up as the #1 film earning over 20 million in its first weekend. Mackie was also recently featured in the thriller Runner, Runner where he stars alongside Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, and Gemma Arterton.

Mackie has also held roles in several theatrical performances both on and off-Broadway, including his performance in "Drowning Crow," "McReele," "A Soldier's Play" and his Broadway debut as the stuttering nephew, Sylvester, alongside Whoopi Goldberg in August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." In 2010, Mackie returned to Broadway starring in Martin McDonough's latest creation "A Behanding in Spokane."

Mackie earned IFP Spirit and Gotham Award nominations for his performance in and 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 2009 Mackie was seen as Sgt. JT Sanborn in Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker, a film that not only earned Anthony an Independent Spirit Award nomination but also earned Academy Awards for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Writing, and 3 other nods. He has also earned an Obie Award for his role in Carl Hancock Rux's Talk. Mackie will soon join the Marvel Comics family playing Sam Wilson/The Falcon in the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier set to be released on April 4th, 2014. Mackie is a graduate of the Julliard School's Drama Division.


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