Anthony Dwane Mackie is an American actor. Mackie made his acting debut starring in the semi-biographical drama film 8 Mile. He was later nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor for his performance in the LGBT drama Brother to Brother, and in the same year, appeared in psychological thriller The Manchurian Candidate and the sports film Million Dollar Baby. Mackie starred in Half Nelson; in 2008, Mackie both appeared in the action thriller Eagle Eye, and was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Hurt Locker. He portrayed Tupac Shakur in Notorious, and later starred in Night Catches Us, and The Adjustment Bureau and Real Steel.