“[Anthony] can be genial. He can be menacing. He can be sexy. He can do all of these things at the same time. I think he’s a very good actor, but I just don’t think that he’s had the film roles that he deserves. His success is limited by the imagination of the film industry. With really good actors, especially actors of color, the opportunities are fewer. Who will be brave enough to put him in a leading role instead of putting him in a supporting role?” Boston Globe film critic and Pulitzer Prize winner Wesley Morris on Mackie (UPTOWN magazine).
What he said.
Did you even know he was in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter? ‘Cause he is. He was barely in any of the trailers so I wouldn’t blame you for not knowing. He was barely seen in the trailers for The Hurt Locker either. And his role in The Adjustment Bureau was larger than any if the trailers would lead you to believe. He was probably the best part of that movie in my opinion. This guy needs to be huge, but he just isn’t, and I think his lack of visibility is a big part of the problem.
Hollywood, help a brother out!