Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, and More Pay Homage to Chadwick Boseman in Netflix Special

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Chadwick Boseman’s legacy is unmatched. The late actor’s life and career are being remembered in Netflix’s latest documentary, Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist, which premiered on April 17. In the special, Boseman’s costars and friends pay homage to him by exploring his commitment to his craft and looking back at his transcending performances in past films, including Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Black Panther. “I am an artist. People call me an actor,” Boseman says in a voiceover. “I wouldn’t necessarily call myself an actor. I would call myself an artist.”

Boseman died of colon cancer at age 43 in August 2020. Most recently, Marvel confirmed that the actor would not be replaced in the upcoming Black Panther 2. “Chadwick Boseman was an immensely talented actor and an inspirational individual who affected all of our lives professionally and personally,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said during Disney’s Investor Day event. “His portrayal of T’Challa the Black Panther is iconic and transcends iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel’s past.”

From Viola Davis to Denzel Washington and Taylour Paige, keep reading to see the most heartfelt quotes from Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist, which will be available to stream for a limited run of 30 days.

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