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Old School Tuesday: Don Cheadle, '80s R&B dancer

I love a great old school discovery, such as Tupac Shakur being a dancer for Digital Underground. Or the fact that Timothy Hutton was the lead actor in "Taps," you know the early 1980s military movie that also included Tom Cruise and Sean Penn. Or that Matt Damon had a small part in "Mystic Pizza" way back in 1988.

But these are some of the more well-known old school discoveries out there. How about this one I happened upon while watching "Soul School" on VH1 Soul last night? Wait for it . . . wait for it . . . OK, here goes: Don Cheadle, a highly regarded actor who has been nominated for awards 44 times including Best Actor in 2004 for "Hotel Rwanda," was a backup dancer in the 1989 video "It's a Real Thing" by Angela Winbush.

Oh, it's true. And it's fantastic. Enjoy the video below here on Old School Tuesday.

 

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