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Chadwick Boseman: A Virtuoso Actor Who Could Do Just About Anything

Chadwick Boseman: A Virtuoso Actor Who Could Do Just About Anything

When someone 43 years old dies of cancer, it’s tragic. But when that person is Chadwick Boseman, the word tragic doesn’t fully express it. It’s beyond tragic — it’s cosmically cruel. You feel as if the shock of his loss has ripped a hole in the world. Boseman was a virtuoso actor who had the rare ability to create a character from the outside in and the inside out. In an astonishing trio of biopics, he played Jackie Robinson, James Brown, and Thurgood Marshall, and he captured what each of those men was made of — the unruliness of what they felt, the heights they were scaling, the heady and at times debilitating armor they used to shield themselves from a world tethered to injustice.

Boseman knew how to fuse with a role, etching it in three dimensions, bringing it his own truth. That’s what made him an artist,

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