Anthony Dwane Mackie is an actor who played Papa Doc in 8 Mile. He has appeared in a number of films, television shows, He appeared in Eminem's film debut, 8 Mile, in 2002, and received his second nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards for his role in The Hurt Locker.
Mackie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and attended the Drama Division of the Juilliard School. He is the son of a carpenter who runs a roofing company and his brother is a Tulane University engineering professor.
Experience in 8 Mile
See Also: Papa Doc
Anthony Mackie recalls a story on behind making the film 8 Mile, in which he collaborated with Detroit rapper Eminem, about the ultimate battle between B-Rabbit (Eminem) and Papa Doc. Mackie admits that everything Eminem said was true, but he didn't think the rapper was being too personal with him.
He realized [Eminem] was going to embarrass him on stage by revealing personal information about him. Mackie admits that everything Eminem said was true, but he didn't think the rapper was being too personal with him. The show's director had no desire to add more battles to the script.
Mackie played the main antagonist, Papa Doc, in 8 Mile. He starred in Spike Lee's She Hates Me and appeared in The Million Dollar Baby, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. In the 2009 film Notorious, Mackie played the late American rapper, Tupac Shakur. Brother to Brother, a 2003 independent film, was his first starring role in a feature film. For the second season of Netflix's science-fiction series Altered Carbon, Mackie was cast as Takeshi Kovacs. Outside the Wire, a science fiction film starring and produced by Mackie, will be released by Netflix on January 15, 2021.
- 8 Mile is Anthony Mackie's film debut.