‘Black Monday’: For Don Cheadle, Unpredictability Is Key to Career Longevity

Published on May 17, 2019

‘Black Monday’: For Don Cheadle, Unpredictability Is Key to Career Longevity

Don Cheadle most recently suited up as War Machine in “Avengers: Endgame,” and as the the self-made, self-destructive Maurice “Mo” Monroe in Showtime’s “Black Monday,” but the greatest metric of his success can be summed up in one word: No.

“I’m very fortunate right now,” Cheadle said. “I did the hustle for 33, 34 years, and now it’s a deluge. I’m in a position to turn stuff down, so that’s good.”

For the better part of the last decade, Cheadle has said yes to television, specifically Showtime, starting with “House of Lies,” which ran for five seasons and earned him four Emmy nominations, and one Golden Globe win in the Best Supporting Actor – Series category. He returned to the premium cabler this year for the delightfully ugly depiction of 1980s Wall Street as Mo, the unscrupulous founder of a renegade Wall Street firm in the year leading up to Black Monday,

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Author: Tambay Obenson