Fight The Power! Don Cheadle Talks About His Super Hero Role In “Iron Man 3” And What He’s Got Coming Up!

May 5, 2013  |  

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From Essence

“I had a great time in this movie being outside of the suit and getting to really be a part of the action as a regular guy,” says Don Cheadle on starring in the colossal blockbuster, Iron Man 3. Cheadle spoke with about playing an action hero, his experience filming the movie and who his real-life superheroes are.

How he prepared for his role as War Machine:

I bought a cape and tried to fight a human size tuna can. [Laughs] No, I really just read the comic, got involved with the script and really tried to make him what he was in the second movie but even more beefed up.

His real life superheroes:

The people around me and my parents. Especially my dad, knowing what it takes as a father myself to raise a family.

What other projects he’s working on this year:

I’m going to take the rest of 2013 off. I’m doing a lot of things with my production company, developing shows, movies and plays. I won’t be going back to work until August when House of Lies starts up again.

Now who told Don he could take the rest of the year off? Did he get permission from his fans? Just kidding…good for him! You can check the rest of the interview out (and he’s a really funny guy) over on

Have you checked out Iron Man 3 yet?

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