Timeline of Chadwick Boseman
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Chadwick Aaron Boseman was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina, the son of Carolyn (Mattress) and Leroy Boseman, both African-American. Cr.
Boseman graduated from T. L. Hanna High School.
Boseman attended college at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing.
He worked as the drama instructor in the Schomburg Junior Scholars Program, housed at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem between 2002 and 2009.
Boseman was cast in his first television role, an episode of Third Watch, and began playing Reggie Montgomery in the daytime soap opera All My Children.
Boseman moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. This year he had a recurring role on the television series Lincoln Heights as Nathaniel Ray Taylor, an army veteran with PTSD who was later revealed to be the son of the main character before re-enlisting. He also appeared in his first feature film, The Express: The Ernie Davis Story, as running back Floyd Little.
He landed his first regular role in the 2010 television series Persons Unknown as the Marine Graham McNair. The show received mediocre reviews that felt the characters were all archetypes with little development
Boseman's breakthrough role came in 2013 with the film 42, in which he portrayed the lead role of baseball legend Jackie Robinson. To replicate Robinson's mannerisms, Boseman trained for five months with professional baseball coaches who "would tape [his] practices every few weeks, and they would basically split-screen [his technique] with [Robinson's]" to allow him to compare.
Boseman's second short film as director, Heaven, premiered at the HollyShorts Film Festival.
Boseman starred in another sporting film, Draft Day, as fictional football player Vontae Mack.
He take the role of James Brown in Get on Up. As Brown, Boseman did some singing and all of his own dancing. Co-star Dan Aykroyd, who had known Brown, praised Boseman's performance, saying that it was neither replication nor impression and that he "did not have to squint sitting across from [Boseman] to imagine that [he] was talking to [Brown]"
Boseman began dating singer Taylor Simone Ledward in 2015. The two reportedly got engaged by October 2019, and they later married in secret, as revealed by Boseman's family in a statement announcing his death.
Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer. He never spoke publicly about his cancer diagnosis. During treatment, involving multiple surgeries and chemotherapy, he continued to work and completed production for several films, including Marshall, Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey, and others.
He starred as Thoth, a deity from Egyptian mythology, in Gods of Egypt. Boseman's own casting was criticized for falling under the "Magical Negro" stereotype.
Boseman began portraying the Marvel Comics character T'Challa / Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Captain America: Civil War was his first film in a five-picture deal with Marvel Entertainment. Boseman's performance in Civil War was highly praised, though critics acknowledged the character's inclusion was largely to set up his upcoming headlining movie.
Boseman portrayed Thurgood Marshall in the biographical film Marshall. The film opened to an average critical reception, though Boseman's performance was praised.
Boseman returned as the Black Panther in the Black Panther movie, which focused on the character and his home country of Wakanda in Africa. The film opened to great anticipation, becoming one of the highest-grossing films. The role earned Boseman a spot on the 2018 Time 100 as one of the world's most influential people It is seen as a landmark in being the first mega-budget movie to have a predominantly black cast and director, as well as the first superhero film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Robert Daniels wrote for Vulture that "his performance [as T'Challa] wouldn't just be a demonstration of craft [...] It'd become a piece of history. He'd face a slew of pressures, because a Black epic, even a period piece, is forever expected to be important, representative of the past, present, and future." He told BBC Culture that "through his acting, [Boseman] wrote, rewrote, and reclaimed black history".
Boseman returned to the role later in Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: Endgame, the highest-grossing film of all time.
He starred in 21 Bridges, an American action thriller film directed by Brian Kirk, as an NYPD detective who shuts down the eponymous twenty-one bridges of Manhattan to find two suspected cop killers. While the film received mixed reviews, the cast was praised.
Da 5 Bloods Reception of his character was mostly positive.
Boseman died at his home as a result of complications related to colon cancer, with his wife and family by his side.
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Time included Boseman on their list of the 10 Best Movie Performances of 2020, for both Da 5 Bloods and Ma Rainey.
Golden Globes Awards Winner - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom". Posthumously.
Screen Actors Guild Awards Winner - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" Posthumously.
Academy Awards Nominee - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom". Posthumously.
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