Martin Luther King, Jr.
Played by Anthony Mackie
Anthony Mackie is a two-time Independent Spirit Award nominee, receiving a Best Supporting Actor nomination for the Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker and a Best Actor nomination for Brother to Brother. Mackie also shared a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast for The Hurt Locker.
Discovered after receiving rave reviews while playing Tupac Shakur in the off-Broadway show, Up Against The Wind, he made his film debut in Curtis Hanson’s 8 Mile, which was quickly followed by two Spike Lee films: Sucker Free City and She Hate Me. Other films include Our Brand Is Crisis, Love The Coopers, Shelter, The Night Before and Triple 9, in addition to Ant Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Captain America series, The Fifth Estate, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, The Adjustment Bureau, Notorious, Gangster Squad, Million Dollar Baby and The Manchurian Candidate, among others. His theatrical credits include Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Seagull, McReele, A Soldier’s Play and Talk, for which he won an Obie Award.