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Anthony Mackie

Anthony Mackie

Birthday: 23 September 1978, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Height: 179 cm

Anthony Mackie is an American actor. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Martha (Gordon) and Willie Mackie, Sr., who owned a business, Mackie Roofing. Anthony has been featured in feature films, ...Show More

Anthony Mackie
If everyone invested in the neighborhood they lived in, the United States would be a magical place. If everyone invested in the neighborhood they lived in, the United States would be a magical place.
I'm a firm believer in people who love what they do. I'm a firm believer in people who love what they do.
The choices that we make through our lives, the people who intersect us on our path kind of change w Show more The choices that we make through our lives, the people who intersect us on our path kind of change what our fated destiny is. So some of us are lucky enough for the choices that we make to keep us on our path. Hide
"I've never seen anything like it before. It's like the old days of James Cagney, when women would j Show more "I've never seen anything like it before. It's like the old days of James Cagney, when women would just swoon." (on the effect that Matthew McConaughey, his co-star in We Are Marshall (2006), has on women) Hide
I did this movie with Spike Lee called Sucker Free City (2004), and that would have to be my favouri Show more I did this movie with Spike Lee called Sucker Free City (2004), and that would have to be my favourite role by far. It was just so much fun to work with Spike and shoot in San Francisco. Hide
The great thing about it is, in Hollywood, certain people are very good at keeping their lives and w Show more The great thing about it is, in Hollywood, certain people are very good at keeping their lives and who they are very private. I've never met anybody as down to earth and cool in Hollywood than Matt Damon. Hide
At Juilliard, I couldn't afford to have fun. I went to school and stayed home. At Juilliard, I couldn't afford to have fun. I went to school and stayed home.
There was this rapper from New Orleans, Mystikal, who when I hear his music, I hear myself. Whenever Show more There was this rapper from New Orleans, Mystikal, who when I hear his music, I hear myself. Whenever I wanna get hyped, I put on Mystikal. Hide
Most of my movies are indies. The best scripts I can find are independent films. But I love big-budg Show more Most of my movies are indies. The best scripts I can find are independent films. But I love big-budget movies, I love craft services! Hide
Every time I get mad, I grab my hammer and make a bookshelf or something. Every time I get mad, I grab my hammer and make a bookshelf or something.
Money always changes the game, when you let a dollar come between you and your friends, your cohorts Show more Money always changes the game, when you let a dollar come between you and your friends, your cohorts. Hide
"I was flabbergasted. Everybody knows when you've got a role in a Spike Lee movie, you're gonna blow Show more "I was flabbergasted. Everybody knows when you've got a role in a Spike Lee movie, you're gonna blow up. But I happen to be the only person who's had the lead in the two Spike Lee movies nobody saw. It was a humbling experience, but Spike taught me more about how to fall on my face in this business than anybody else." (on the attention he didn't garner after being in Sucker Free City (2004) and She Hate Me (2004)) Hide
I would love to be a superhero. I would love to be a superhero.
[on making "Triple 9"] We had some local actors and some people from the streets. Some of them were Show more [on making "Triple 9"] We had some local actors and some people from the streets. Some of them were from rival gangs, but nobody wanted to mess up the opportunity of being in a movie, so nothing happened. But we came close. It helped put us in the mind of being a cop and thinking about how easy things can explode in your face. Hide
I got a job as soon as I graduated from school. I always wanted to bartend because I love listening Show more I got a job as soon as I graduated from school. I always wanted to bartend because I love listening to people and how awful their lives are. Hide
With all the movies I've done, I still get recognized from my episode of 'Law & Order' more than any Show more With all the movies I've done, I still get recognized from my episode of 'Law & Order' more than anything else. It never fails. Hide
I like movies. Movies have afforded me a modicum of luxuries. The thing about the movies is, if you' Show more I like movies. Movies have afforded me a modicum of luxuries. The thing about the movies is, if you're bad in a movie, you're bad forever. Hide
I enjoy where I am and I don't have a problem with being Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci, Don Cheadle, Show more I enjoy where I am and I don't have a problem with being Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci, Don Cheadle, or Jeffrey Wright. They're not the lead of every movie they're in, but every time you see them they're really good. Hide
The stage is my first love. The stage is my first love.
Everybody knows when you've got a role in a Spike Lee movie, you're gonna blow up. But I happen to b Show more Everybody knows when you've got a role in a Spike Lee movie, you're gonna blow up. But I happen to be the only person who's had the lead in the two Spike Lee movies nobody saw. Hide
There are a lot of limitations and stigmas that are placed on young actors, specifically young black Show more There are a lot of limitations and stigmas that are placed on young actors, specifically young black actors. Hide
I'm not Josh Brolin or Ryan Gosling. They're more noir than I. I'm not Josh Brolin or Ryan Gosling. They're more noir than I.
In New Orleans, where I'm from, the average household income, with two working parents, two kids, a Show more In New Orleans, where I'm from, the average household income, with two working parents, two kids, a dog and a little fence is $16,000 a year, so $15,000 for a movie sounds pretty good. Hide
If you look at the true essence of the Black Panthers, they were more of a community protection grou Show more If you look at the true essence of the Black Panthers, they were more of a community protection group. Hide
I just don't understand how people can get so caught up in having their picture taken. I just don't understand how people can get so caught up in having their picture taken.
Instead of becoming an engineer like my brother, I moved to New York to be an actor. Instead of becoming an engineer like my brother, I moved to New York to be an actor.
Do you want to be an actor, or do you want to be a celebrity? I made that decision when I went to Ju Show more Do you want to be an actor, or do you want to be a celebrity? I made that decision when I went to Juilliard. I wanted to be an actor. So, if I get the opportunity to be an actor and do some cool, fun and interesting projects, I'm going to do that. Hide
I went to school and made good grades and went to college. So I was afforded an opportunity through Show more I went to school and made good grades and went to college. So I was afforded an opportunity through my parents' hard work that most people don't have. Hide
If the acting don't work out, I'll have a future in construction. If the acting don't work out, I'll have a future in construction.
So I feel like success is opportunity plus preparation, so work begets work, and as long as you're p Show more So I feel like success is opportunity plus preparation, so work begets work, and as long as you're prepared it's going to continue to come your way. Hide
Art-school girls are very nice. Art-school girls are very nice.
"You never see girls running after engineers."(on why he chose acting over a career as an engineer) "You never see girls running after engineers."(on why he chose acting over a career as an engineer)
Acting is the only medium were people think they can just stand up and do it because they can say li Show more Acting is the only medium were people think they can just stand up and do it because they can say lines, but that is not so much the case. You have to study styles and techniques. Hide
I was raised with a sense of entrepreneurship - my father owned a roofing business, and I grew up wi Show more I was raised with a sense of entrepreneurship - my father owned a roofing business, and I grew up with the idea that you never want someone telling you what you can and cannot do. Hide
If you want to buy a good movie, you'll buy a good movie. If you don't want to buy a good movie, you Show more If you want to buy a good movie, you'll buy a good movie. If you don't want to buy a good movie, you'll buy a 'Twilight' movie. Hide
Anthony Mackie's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (84)
Anthony Mackie Anthony Mackie'S roles
Sam Wilson
Sam Wilson

Adrian Doorbal
Adrian Doorbal

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tommy
Tommy

Tom Piper
Tom Piper

Sam Wilson, Falcon
Sam Wilson, Falcon

Sergeant JT Sanborn
Sergeant JT Sanborn

Shawrelle Berry
Shawrelle Berry

Finn
Finn

Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur

Mike Ackerman
Mike Ackerman

Kris
Kris

Major William Bowman
Major William Bowman

Officer Coleman Harris
Officer Coleman Harris

Agent Shavers
Agent Shavers

Will Johnson
Will Johnson

Nate Ruffin
Nate Ruffin

Frank
Frank

Harry Mitchell
Harry Mitchell

Papa Doc
Papa Doc

Sam Coulson
Sam Coulson

King
King

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