The actor was born on September 23, 1978 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father’s profession – who owns a small company specializing in roof construction and repair – has nothing to do with the profession of an actor, yet the boy has the opportunity to attend the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts first, then the North Carolina School of the Arts and finally the prestigious Juilliard School in New York, where he studied acting and graduated with honors.
Before approaching the cinema, Mackie devoted himself to the theater, alternating classical authors with more modern plays and winning an Obie Award for his performance in Carl Hancock Rux’s “Talk”.
The debut in front of the camera takes place in 2002: the film is 8 Mile with Eminem and the actor goes to the small part of a quarrelsome gang leader who calls himself Papa Doc.
Later the actor was directed by Clint Eastwood in Million Dollar Baby, a four-time Oscar-winning film that gave him the part of a boxer.
In 2014, Anthony entered the cinecomic universe with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The character entrusted to him is that of Sam Wilson alias Falcon. This is perhaps one of the best performances of the actor, who in the same year shares the set of Black or White with Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, and is the main interpreter of the psychological thriller Repentance. Finally, in 2015, Mackie returns to comics thanks to Avengers: Age of Ultron, in which, of course, he is the intrepid Falcon.
Malcolm Spellman who wrote the TV series “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” will also write the fourth chapter dedicated to the stars and stripes hero together with Dalan Musson.
At the moment the director has not yet been chosen. Who knows if the new Captain America will be able to pull Disney out of the great crisis it has been hit by starting in 2020.