Q&A With Actor Don Cheadle
When I have the house to myself I…it involves nudity. Okay, I beat the dog.
Comedy is…hard. With drama, there’s always these big emotional swings that you can count on if they’re done well. Comedy? What’s funny six months ago may be passé when you come out.
My favorite meal is…whatever my wife cooks. I eat everything.
Therapy is…actually a sign of strength. We need to check in a lot of times. Especially as parents, and people in committed relationships. Sometimes you need help.
Having a shrink for a dad was…ﬁne. I imagine there was a lot more talking it out in my family than there was in other families. It was always really important that you got to express yourself—respectfully. You had to check your tone.
Art is…indeﬁnable, but important.
Money is…unfortunate, but necessary.
The Wall Street movement is…actually all over the country, isn’t it? I think it started across the great waters [Europe] before here and then the Arab Spring. All over the world there’s a feeling that the people are saying, “F*#k that,” and trying to take it back.
The Oscars are…boring.
Genius is…a feeling in the right proportion.
iPhone or BlackBerry…BlackBerry.
Boxers or briefs…I wear a combination boxer brief.
My personal style is…I don’t have a uniform. Dressing up is all right, but you should always wear clothes that allow you to squat, kick, and jack a fence.
I’m listening to…Miles always. Black Milk. A lot of old-school hip-hop. Coltrane.
A day of bliss is…get up in the morning. Kiss my wife. My daughter would drive me to her school. I would whip Sam Jackson’s ass on the golf course (has never happened). Have a great lunch. Practice the trumpet. Get in some writing. Pick my kids up. Have dinner. Watch a movie.
Freedom is…not free.
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