'Lies' pays off for Cheadle with Globe nomination
Posted December 13, 2012
Don Cheadle hopes his acting nomination for House of Lies will attract more viewers when the Showtime comedy returns for its second season Jan. 13.
"It would be nice to get more eyes there and maybe more attention would mean more nominations for the rest of the guys on the show, because it excels in all facets of the game," he says.
"When you get singled out, it's great, but I know that it's the result of everybody rolling up their sleeves and getting in there. But mostly it's me," he jokes.
Cheadle, who is in the movie Flight and does a lot of film work, says he chooses projects based on the quality, not the medium. "When this show came along, it was a no-brainer. Great cast, great character," he says of his character, management consultant Marty Kaan.
He says many talented people have gravitated to cable television.
"A lot of the writers went to cable. Movies, after a fashion, have become sort of a place for sequels and big tent-pole, action movies and comedies of a certain stripe, and a lot of things that were being done in movies were no longer being done. And those writers who wanted to tell stories and create dynamics had to go to cable to get it done."
That's not to say he's not up for an action movie. He will appear in the upcoming Iron Man sequel, after appearing in the second installment.
"That was a lot of fun to do," he says. There was "a lot more action, actually being involved in a lot more of the action, which is the reason to do those big, fun movies."
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