Don Cheadle is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. He first became well-known for playing the district attorney on the television series “Picket Fences”. Since then he has appeared in films including “The Family Man”, “Boogie Nights”, and “Out of Sight”.
In 2005, Cheadle was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Paul Rusesabagina in “Hotel Rwanda”, a story about a Hutu hotel manager in Rwanda who sheltered hundreds of Tutsis and other refugees from murderous militias during the Rwandan genocide in mid-1994. He also starred in, and was one of the producers of “Crash”, which won the 2005 Academy Award for Best Picture.