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In praise of Don Cheadle

From: Richard Schauer

I had been wondering if I were alone in appreciating the work of Don Cheadle. It was not that long ago when watching a film with Don Cheadle in the cast I found myself saying that this guy's not bad. Then watched him become very good in the next few years. "Talk To Me" is on my list of "to see" films. Nice review.

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