Black History Month: Best African-American Film Debuts

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Anthony Mackie in 8 Mile

Mackie's career has been sort of a slow burn, but even his supporting role as Eminem's nemesis Papa Doc had us take notice. Since then, Mackie has been steadily increasing his exposure by taking interesting, if not always leading, roles in big films, earning the respect of Hollywood's biggest directors.

(Photo: Courtesy Universal Pictures)

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