Chadwick Boseman films showing his unmatchable talent
A marvelous actor and play writer who left us too soon
An actor, producer and playwright, Chadwick Aaron Boseman was the finest actor bringing to life characters building a whole new world. Having studied direction at Howard University, Boseman became a prominent name in theater and was nominated for a Jeff Award as a playwright for Deep Azure. Owing to his impeccable artistry, Boseman’s transition to acting came with series on Persons Unknown. However, it was his breakthrough performance as baseball player Jackie Robinson in the biographical film 42, continuing with portraying a series of historical figures. But it was his superhero avatar as Black Panther in the Marvel film that was loved the most.
Boseman nailed the superhero character of Black Panther. Among the many franchises of Marvel movies, this one, in particular, is the best and most visually thrilling. The movie along with the character of Black Panther it was the excellent building of a whole new world that got the Marvel fans emotionally connected to it.
Get On Up
Boseman with his exceptional acting expertise smoothly navigates through the larger-than-life personality of James Brown. Paying attention to the minutest detail of the character and nailing every aspect of it, Boseman is electrifying as an actor and that is what keeps the audience invested.
On count, this will be Boseman’s third biopic with him stepping into the shoes of the first African-American Supreme Court Judge, Thurgood Marshall. The film doesn’t mainly focus on Marshall’s days of being the Supreme Court Judge but rather focuses on his early days as a lawyer, trying a case in Connecticut. Boseman’s performance comes across as quiet but confident with the cast being excellent in support.
Yet another biographical film done by Boseman portraying a baseball icon, Jackie Robinson, broke all barriers. The film explores the life of the sportsperson and unfolds the incredible story around him. Veteran actor Harrison Ford is surprisingly solid as is the rest of the supporting cast.
Message From The King
In this Netflix film, Boseman is seen as a man in revenge mode on a mission to find out what happened to his sister. Thought the film feels too long and is a bit too much to absorb but Boseman makes it fairly interesting with his performance.
Sadly, in 2016 Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer, which he kept private, and continued to act while supporting cancer charities until his death in 2020 from the illness. Other of his films are Da 5 Bloods, Draft Day, and his final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom that released posthumously to critical acclaim, earning him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama.