Although black history month finished two days ago, today we will still be celebrating a black artist who has touched many people. Chadwick Boseman was an American actor who portrayed Black Panther in the Marvel universe.
He was born in South Carolina in 1976. He wrote his first play as a junior in high school and attended Howard university where he studied directing. He appeared in many stage productions, including many Shakespeare plays, TV shows, including the soap opera, All My Children, and movies.
In this column I will discuss his top 3 highest grossing films, Black Panther, Da Five Bloods, and Marshalls.
In 2018 Boseman starred in his most famous role, Black Panther. This movie told the story about T’Challa, who became the king of Wakanda after the death of his father. To keep his people safe he must use his powers as Black Panther to protect them during a civil war. This movie made Chadwick a household name in Hollywood due to his powerful performance.
In 2020 he acted as Storman in the movie, Da 5 Bloods, which in fact was the last movie he had performed in his lifetime. The story was about four retired soldiers that participated in the Vietnamese war, returning back to the country in order to find their lost squad leader. With his and the others outstanding acting the movie has received many awards.
Lastly in Marshall, a film released in 2017, Boseman played the role of Thurgood Marshall. In this film Marshall, whom Boseman played, was one of the first American black supreme court justices. The film focuses on one of the first cases Marshall has had, State of Connecticut v. Joseph Spell. Once again with his acting and the criticism the film holds, the movie received many positive reflections, and awards.
Being born and growing up in a racist time was not easy, especially to people like Boseman.
However he made sure to help others as much as he could. Donating huge amounts of money to hospitals who help children with cancer and giving hope, help covid-19, and giving black children gain opportunities made Boseman the light in many people's hearts as he helped them a lot.
Sadly, on August 28, 2020, Chadwick Boseman has officially died from colon cancer. Although he died people still appreciate and honor him for his help to the society, and the positivity he left and iconic movies he acted will be always there.
Hope you all got to know Chadwick Boseman more as a fabulous person than Black Panther after today's discussion!
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