Chadwick Boseman is an American actor born in 1976 in Anderson, SC and passed away last week from colon cancer at the age of 44. Boseman has battled the cancer for a few years now but kept it secret from the media. It came as a shock to many fans as he has been working all along. Most people identify him with his most recent character Black Panther, but Boseman has played many great rolls in his short career. Boseman did some TV work including Third Watch, Law & Order, and All My Children.
He landed his first roll in a feature film playing Denver Bronco and Syracuse University all time great Floyd Little, who set many NCAA and NFL records at the half back position. Boseman also played James Brown in the film Get on Up which is a biographical musical drama about the life of James Brown the Godfather of soul. Brown’s career lasted 50 years and included singing dancing, movies, and TV. Boseman also played the great Jackie Robinson in the 2013 film 42. I loved Boseman in this movie. Even though the Brooklyn Dodgers have long moved out to LA, I’ve always been a Brooklyn fan. The story alone for Robinson and the struggles he went through as the first African American to play MLB is extraordinary.
Boseman did an outstanding job bringing the trials and tribulation of the times to life and I thought this was his best performance in any of his rolls. Boseman is best know for Black Panther and as a whole, the Marvel franchise is awesome and so many great actors and actresses have brought the Marvel characters to life. I don’t think Boseman had enough time or movies to bring the Black Panther fully into the spotlight. He did a great job but other main characters have been developed over many movies. Boseman has left his impression on the world as so many people young and old know him as Black Panther. It is sad he will not be here to further create the Black Panther character and be a part of the Marvel franchise. Boseman will be missed but never forgotten. RIP Chadwick Boseman.
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