Anthony Mackie, American Actor ( September 23, 1978 - )

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I would love to be a superhero.~Anthony Mackie

Love Superhero Would

The choices that we make through our lives, the people who intersect us on our path kind of change what our fated destiny is. So some of us are lucky enough for the choices that we make to keep us on our path.~Anthony Mackie

Change Path Destiny

I'm not Josh Brolin or Ryan Gosling. They're more noir than I.~Anthony Mackie

More Noir Ryan

I went to school and made good grades and went to college. So I was afforded an opportunity through my parents' hard work that most people don't have.~Anthony Mackie

Work Hard Work Parents

In New Orleans, where I'm from, the average household income, with two working parents, two kids, a dog and a little fence is $16,000 a year, so $15,000 for a movie sounds pretty good.~Anthony Mackie

Dog Parents Good

You never see girls running after engineers.~Anthony Mackie

You Engineers See

Every time I get mad, I grab my hammer and make a bookshelf or something.~Anthony Mackie

Time Mad Hammer

At Juilliard, I couldn't afford to have fun. I went to school and stayed home.~Anthony Mackie

Home School Fun

If the acting don't work out, I'll have a future in construction.~Anthony Mackie

Work Future Construction

I like movies. Movies have afforded me a modicum of luxuries. The thing about the movies is, if you're bad in a movie, you're bad forever.~Anthony Mackie

Me You Movies

I'm a firm believer in people who love what they do.~Anthony Mackie

Love People Firm

If you look at the true essence of the Black Panthers, they were more of a community protection group.~Anthony Mackie

Community Black Look

If everyone invested in the neighborhood they lived in, the United States would be a magical place.~Anthony Mackie

Place United Magical

Most of my movies are indies. The best scripts I can find are independent films. But I love big-budget movies, I love craft services!~Anthony Mackie

Love Best Movies

So I feel like success is opportunity plus preparation, so work begets work, and as long as you're prepared it's going to continue to come your way.~Anthony Mackie

Success Work Opportunity

Everybody knows when you've got a role in a Spike Lee movie, you're gonna blow up. But I happen to be the only person who's had the lead in the two Spike Lee movies nobody saw.~Anthony Mackie

You Movies Nobody

I was raised with a sense of entrepreneurship - my father owned a roofing business, and I grew up with the idea that you never want someone telling you what you can and cannot do.~Anthony Mackie

Business Father Want

Instead of becoming an engineer like my brother, I moved to New York to be an actor.~Anthony Mackie

Brother Actor New

There are a lot of limitations and stigmas that are placed on young actors, specifically young black actors.~Anthony Mackie

Black Young Limitations

I just don't understand how people can get so caught up in having their picture taken.~Anthony Mackie

People Picture Up

Money always changes the game, when you let a dollar come between you and your friends, your cohorts.~Anthony Mackie

Money Friends Changes

I got a job as soon as I graduated from school. I always wanted to bartend because I love listening to people and how awful their lives are.~Anthony Mackie

Love School Job

With all the movies I've done, I still get recognized from my episode of 'Law & Order' more than anything else. It never fails.~Anthony Mackie

Law Movies Done

The stage is my first love.~Anthony Mackie

Love Stage First

I did this movie with Spike Lee called 'Sucker Free City,' and that would have to be my favorite role by far. It was just so much fun to work with Spike and shoot in San Francisco.~Anthony Mackie

Work Fun Free

Art-school girls are very nice.~Anthony Mackie

Nice Very