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Don Cheadle needed a white co-star to get the Miles Davis movie made

It’s hard to get movies financed in Hollywood, but Don Cheadle convinced investors to pay for his new film using a simple trick. He hired a white guy. “Having a white actor in this film turned out to be a financial imperative,” Cheadle told reporters Thursday. The other clever, atypical way he got funding.

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