From 'Black Panther' to 'Da 5 Bloods': Chadwick Boseman's five most iconic roles

We take a look back at this mesmeric actor's legacy

By David Light

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In 2014 Boseman took on the legendary James Brown in Get On Up. To competently inhabit such a showman takes a shrewd performer and thankfully Boseman was at hand to lead where others may have faltered. His turn did not go unnoticed by the critics who almost universally sang his praises.
In 2014 Boseman took on the legendary James Brown in Get On Up. To competently inhabit such a showman takes a shrewd performer and thankfully Boseman was at hand to lead where others may have faltered. His turn did not go unnoticed by the critics who almost universally sang his praises.
Dropping on Netflix in June, Boseman is the best element of this Spike Lee Vietnam War flick. In it he plays the main group’s fallen comrade “Stormin’” Norman Earl Holloway shown in flashback sequences. Throughout the movie we learn of Norm’s incredible leadership qualities and fight for equality which prompted the platoon to bury American gold whose transportation they were employed to protect. As his fellow soldiers return to Vietnam in the present day to uncover the treasure, his words and character continuously make themselves felt.
Dropping on Netflix in June, Boseman is the best element of this Spike Lee Vietnam War flick. In it he plays the main group’s fallen comrade “Stormin’” Norman Earl Holloway shown in flashback sequences. Throughout the movie we learn of Norm’s incredible leadership qualities and fight for equality which prompted the platoon to bury American gold whose transportation they were employed to protect. As his fellow soldiers return to Vietnam in the present day to uncover the treasure, his words and character continuously make themselves felt.
There’s an argument films about baseball are more enthralling than the game itself. This is certainly the case when Boseman is involved as in 42, a movie charting the history of African American player Jackie Robinson and his integration into a then virtually entirely white sport.
There’s an argument films about baseball are more enthralling than the game itself. This is certainly the case when Boseman is involved as in 42, a movie charting the history of African American player Jackie Robinson and his integration into a then virtually entirely white sport.

Published: Sat 29 Aug 2020, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Sun 30 Aug 2020, 1:55 AM

Also producing the movie, Boseman plays a successful NYPD cop who takes the unprecedented decision to shut down all of Manhattan’s exit points – 21 bridges - in order to trap a killer on the island. It’s just as intense as it sounds. david@khaleejtimes.com
Also producing the movie, Boseman plays a successful NYPD cop who takes the unprecedented decision to shut down all of Manhattan’s exit points – 21 bridges - in order to trap a killer on the island. It’s just as intense as it sounds. david@khaleejtimes.com

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