Anthony Mackie, who was classically trained at the Juilliard School of Drama, is a great and talented actor who is able to capture a plethora of characters.
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, and in J