Don Cheadle Lets It Rip In Jet
Don Cheadle is Jet’s most recent cover story and he had a few notable quotes in the article. The one that intrigued me most however was his comment on what it takes to win an Oscar:
On His Resemblance To Conrade Murray:
“(Conrad Murray) is actually my passion project. You hit it! I want to play Conrad Murray, but I want to do him in drag and somewhat mentally disabled because that’s what will get me my Oscar. Oh wait, for Black people you have to be like a prostitute or a gangster. I’ll do him as a prostitute and I’ll definitely get that Oscar!”
Daaamn! I can’t say I disagree with him here. It’s unfortunate, but it does seem like that is the trend in Hollywood. Granted people have won without doing that, but the only black actors winning in the lead categories fit his description. What do you guys think—is he being bitter or does he have a valid point?