Cheadle plays Paul Rusesabagina, a manager of a hotel who attempts to rescue citizens from the Rwandan Genocide. Based on real life events, this 2004 American historical drama film is directed by Terry George. It was adapted from a screenplay written by both George and Keir Pearson. Rusesabagina on Cheadle’s portryal of him:
His performance is perfect. He did it properly, sometimes in the Hollywood way, but just perfect.