Chadwick Boseman movies: Top 5 Boseman movies
Chadwick Boseman movies have always been a pleasure to watch. 2020 was a really difficult year by all means. The tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman only made it worse.
Boseman was not only a great actor but also a wonderful, kind human being. His career in Hollywood, although cut short, was already filled with monumental achievements that anyone could appreciate.
His early life as an actor comprised of TV work for shows like Law & Order, CSI: NY, ER, and Persons Unknown. Long before his heyday, Boseman showed great integrity and respect for the African American community. He was up for a role as an extra on a TV show but denied playing the part after discovering how that particular character had been written in a manner that negatively represents the African American community. It was right then when he decided he wouldn’t portray characters who displayed false and disrespectful stereotypes of his community.
Here I have gathered some of Chadwick Boseman movies. So if you are not already a Boseman fan, get ready to be one. Let’s get right into it.
Chadwick Boseman movies list
Boseman’s big break came with “42”, a biography about Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in a Major League Baseball game. This was Boseman’s first introduction to large mainstream audiences who were instantly impressed and surprised by the actor’s ability to hold his own while starring opposite another Hollywood legend like Harrison Ford.
2. Get on up
One of the Chadwick Boseman movies came in the 2014 Kevin Costner NFL movie, Draft Day. In the same year, Boseman once again won over critics in the biographical drama/music film Get On Up, where he played James Brown. This movie got him nominated for the NCAAP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Major Motion Picture.
Shortly following this, Boseman’s career skyrocketed as he was picked to become a part of one of the biggest movie franchises known to the world, the MCU. His first appearance in Captain America: Civil War was a roaring success that only furthered fans’ anticipation for Black Panther’s solo movie in 2018.
3. Black Panther
Black Panther grossed over $1.3 billion in the worldwide box office, which showed not only the African American community’s strong support to Boseman but also his appeal as a movie star that people from all parts of the world would rally behind. King T’Challa quickly became one of the most popular characters in the MCU who played a key role in Avengers: Infinity War and also left a mark with his memorable moments in the final battle sequence of Avengers: Endgame.
Angela Basset, who starred in Black Panther as King T’Challa’s mother recently shared a story on The Tonight Show. When she was filming Black Panther, she and Boseman shared the same make-up trailer and spent a lot of time working on scenes together. At the Black Panther premiere, Boseman revealed to her that they had actually met years before when he wasn’t an actor. When Angela Basset got her honorary doctorate from Howard University, it was Boseman who escorted her through the university that day. Often, young people like to tell established actors that they’d like to work together. But so rarely does that ever come to fruition, with Chadwick Boseman. It did.
4. 21 Bridges
In 2019, Boseman starred in the Russo Brothers produced “21 Bridges”. He played the lead character and starred opposite Sienna Miller. Miller recently revealed that when she was in negotiations for the role, she had asked for a number that she thought was a fair demand. But got denied that amount and still signed on for the movie. Turns out that Chadwick Boseman was also a producer of that movie. And when he heard this, he decided to pay Sienna Miller the amount she’d originally asked for by taking some money away from his own salary for the movie. When Miller thanked him, all he said was that he gave her what she deserved for the work that she did, and never mentioned it again.
5. Ma Rainey’s black bottom
It was after this that Boseman starred in two of his final films. Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Both these movies were made by Netflix and are strong award contenders. For the latter, Boseman posthumously won the Best Actor Award by the Los Angeles Film Critics Associations Awards. This is one of the Chadwick Boseman movies that is predicted that he will also get an Oscar for the same.
These were some of the Chadwick Boseman movies. There are surely some more to check out. Now let’s see what will be his last performance that we will get to see.
Chadwick Boseman upcoming series
Chadwick Boseman’s last performance will yet again be for Marvel in their “What If?” series Set to premiere on Disney+. Where Boseman voiced his character T’Challa in an alternate universe where he is taken to space as a child.
Boseman’s loss was a crushing blow. But his legacy is undeniable. And he will always be remembered for his work and talent that compared to no other.
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