CalArts Entertainment Group: Don Cheadle

CalArts Entertainment Group: Don Cheadle

Presented by the CalArts Entertainment Group

7:00 PM: Talk

8:30 PM: Networking Reception

Don Cheadle (BFA Acting ’86) has continued to challenge audiences with compelling performances in film and television, earning him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in Hotel Rwanda, a Best Supporting Actor Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics for Devil in a Blue Dress and a Best Supporting Actor BAFTA nomination for Crash.

In addition to his acting, Cheadle has been committed to international humanitarian causes, co-founding Not On Our Watch to end genocide in Darfur. In 2007, he received a Summit Peace Award by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and a BET Humanitarian Award for his work in Darfur and Rwanda. In 2010, he was named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations. He has been a supporter of the International Rescue Committee relief organization and the Enough Project, working to end crimes against humanity.

At this intersection of art and politics, Cheadle has explored both narrative and documentary storytelling to engage audiences in critical social discourse—from the ravages of the Vietnam War in Hamburger Hill, to racial injustice in A Lesson Before Dying and Rosewood, to genocide in Darfur Now. Currently, he is appearing in Showtime’s House of Lies and developing a new project he has co-written.

The CalArts Entertainment Group/CEG is a new alumni professional networking program providing local entertainment professionals with access to industry leaders and peers.

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TUE 5/8
7:00 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff