The hit film also starred Eminem and drew on his real-life music career. Mackie played a rapper named Papa Doc.
After starring in “8 Mile,” Mackie appeared on shows like “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and films like “Million Dollar Baby” and “Brother to Brother.”
Mackie’s part as a soldier named JT Sanborn in 2008’s “The Hurt Locker” (which starred future MCU costar Jeremy Renner), was considered to be his breakout role that led to wider recognition.
He also played Tupac Shakur in “Notorious” and appeared in a 2011 romantic comedy called “What’s Your Number?” with Marvel costar Chris Evans.
The actor made his debut as Sam Wilson/Falcon in 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” He met Steve Rogers/Captain America in Washington, DC during early morning jogs — which spawned their signature phrase “On your left.”
He reprised the role for “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Ant-Man,” “Captain America: Civil War,” and “Avengers: Infinity War.” His character vanished in “Infinity War” due to Thanos’ snap, but he returned in “Avengers: Endgame.”
“TFATWS” explores the theme of legacy, and who — if anyone — should take up the mantle of Captain America now that Evans’ super-soldier has retired.
He played a teen named Justin Capshaw, a sniper with a complicated family history.
Stan was introduced to fans as Steve Rogers’ childhood best friend in 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger.” He served in WWII, was captured by Hydra, and then experimented on. Bucky was believed to be dead after he fell from a train during a fight.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” saw him return as a brainwashed assassin, who was rescued by Hydra, given a new metal arm to replace the severed limb, and trained to be the “new face of Hydra.”
In “Captain America: Civil War,” he was the subject of further brainwashing by villain Helmut/Baron Zemo.