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Monday, February 12, 2007

IndieSeen Favorite: Anthony Mackie

Anthony Mackie has been in a bunch of films. He's an underrated actor with an impressive resume. He's the guy where you've seen his face, but you don't particularly know his name. Youve probably seen him in a role or two before , but just cant seem to place him. Well we're here to let you know who this talented actor is, and why NYIndieSeen Digs him!

Anthony Mackie attend Julliard School here in NYC and before that had plans to become an engineer. He actually had a small role starting out in Curtis Hanson's
8 Mile. He had bit roles in other films and TV, but his first leading man role was in the indie hit Brother To Brother. The Rodney Evans film won the Special Jury Prize and the Grand Jury Prize in the Dramatic category at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. It won at several other film festivals including the New York Lesbian Gay Film Festival.

Mackie afterwards got a chance to work with Spike Lee in She Hate Me. Staying humble and sticking to his indie roots, he went on to work on a film that has been nominated for several Independent Spirit Awards, the film Half Nelson is currently the talk of the town. It seems that Mackie chooses to play strong yet flawed characters in his films. In We Are Marshall he played Nate Ruffin, the surviving team captain who keeps the the essence of high school football afloat after all of his team dies in a tragic plane crash.

If you look him up on IMDB, he's working on alot of projects, including a film directed by Boy's Don't Cry filmmaker Kimberly Peirce.

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