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Jason Mitchell (actor)

Jason Mitchell (born January 5, 1987) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying rapper Eazy-E in the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton. In 2017, he starred in the blockbuster Kong: Skull Island, as well as acclaimed dramas Detroit and Mudbound.

Jason Mitchell
Jason Mitchell by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Mitchell in 2016
Born (1987-01-05) January 5, 1987 (age 31)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
Years active2011–present

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CareerEdit

Mitchell had roles in the films Contraband and Broken City, both of which starred Mark Wahlberg. In 2015, Mitchell played Compton rapper Eazy-E in the biopic Straight Outta Compton,[1][2] with his performance being met with significant praise by critics.[3] In 2016, he appeared in Keanu, which starred Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, and in 2017 starred as a Vietnam War officer in the monster movie, Kong: Skull Island.

For his work as a World War II veteran in Mudbound, Mitchell received critical acclaim.[4]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Texas Killing Fields 7-Eleven Cashier
2012 Contraband Walter
Dragon Eyes J-Dog
2013 Broken City Cast Friend #1
2015 Straight Outta Compton Eazy-E African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Hamptons International Film Festival Award for Breakthrough Performer
African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated – Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer[5]
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2016 Keanu Bud
Vincent N Roxxy Cordell
Barry PJ
2017 Mudbound Ronsel Jackson Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor
Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble
Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award
Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Performance
Hollywood Film Award for Breakout Ensemble
Nominated – Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated – Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Kong: Skull Island Glenn Mills
The Disaster Artist Nate
Detroit Carl Cooper
2018 Tyrel Tyler
Superfly Eddie
2019 Zola Post-production

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Major Crimes Twizz Episode: "Snitch"
2017 Freedom Fighters: The Ray John Trujillo / Black Condor (voice) Web series
2018–present The Chi Brandon Johnson 10 episodes
2018 Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams Lenny Episode: "Kill All Others"
2018 Forever Andre Episode: "Andre and Sarah"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NWA Biopic Casts Its Dr. Dre, Eazy-E". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "NWA Biopic Casts Its Dr. Dre, Eazy-E (Sources)". billboard.com. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
  3. ^ "What does Eazy-E's daughter think of New Orleans actor Jason Mitchell's portrayal of her father in 'Straight Outta Compton'?". NOLA. 17 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Sundance: 'Mudbound' Premieres to Rapturous Standing Ovation and Oscar Buzz". Variety. January 21, 2017. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  5. ^ John Nugent. "Jameson Empire Awards 2016: Star Wars and Mad Max lead the nominations". Empire.

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