The 41-year-old American actor, Chadwick Boseman, is GQ’s International Man of the Year! He took home the award at the GQ Men of the Year Awards at the Tate Modern in London. The award recognizes men and woman across sport, politics, entertainment and of course, style.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) September 6, 2018
Chadwick graduated from Howard University in Washington, DC with a bachelor of fine arts in directing, and incidentally was funded by Denzel Washington to study a summer term abroad at Oxford. He secured his first TV role in a 2003 episode of Third Watch before landing small roles in Law & Order, CSI: NY, and ER. While best known now for his role as Marvel’s Black Panther, Chadwick rose to fame for his portrayals of real-life historical figures.
In 2013, he landed his first starring role in 42, in which he portrayed baseball pioneer and star, Jackie Robinson. The next year he was cast as the Godfather of Soul, James Brown in Get on Up. The Black Panther star made it a three-peat of cultural figures when he landed the role of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, in the 2017 biopic.
He landed the role of T’Challa / Black Panther for 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, before his solo outing in 2018 cemented his legacy as Marvel’s first leading black superhero. He ironically became part of the movie that broke Black Panther‘s own records when he returned a few months later for Avengers: Infinity War, and he is already slated to be back for next year’s sequel.
Boseman’s Avengers: Infinity War co-star Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, presented him with the award at the ceremony. Boseman thanked Hemsworth and GQ in a subsequent Instagram post.
Chadwick Boseman will next appear as Black Panther in Avengers 4, which premieres on May 3rd, 2019.
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