Jackie Robinson was one of the most influential baseball players of all time. This is Chadwick Boseman playing Jackie Robinson in the 2013 film “42.”
James Brown was one of the most influential musicians of all time. Only one man could have successfully portrayed him in film. This is Chadwick Boseman getting on his best foot as Mr. Brown, the hardest working man in show business, in the 2014 film “Get On Up.”
Thurgood Marshall was one of the most influential attorneys of all time. This is Chadwick Boseman playing Thurgood Marshall in the 2017 film “Marshall.”
“Black Panther” was the highest grossing Marvel movie without the word “Avengers” in the title. This is Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther in the 2018 film.
And this is Chadwick Boseman hysterically parodying his Black Panther role on Saturday Night Live that very same year.
We lost Mr. Boseman to colon cancer this weekend, ironically, at the age of 42, the number worn by the Brooklyn Dodger he portrayed in film. It is a great loss.
Thank you sincerely, Mr. Boseman, for the memories.