Don Cheadle reinvents Miles Davis’ legendary figure in this biopic that moves forward with the freedom and lyricism of the compositions by one of the most influential musicians in jazz history.
We have to understand one thing: to Don Cheadle, who acts, writes, produces and directs, Miles Davis is practically Tony Stark. His Miles Ahead is the fantasy of a music lover who saw Iron Man in Miles, whether it’s that of The Birth of Cool or the one from the 1975 Osaka concert (which opens the film). Not only does that fascination lead Cheadle to become Miles, with the hoarse coolness of a god from the Olympus that can’t afford coke; it also leads him to create a fiction of shootouts and chases from which he covers, with picturesque visual movements, real events from the jazz musician’s life (“social music,” Miles would say). Among that fiction, where Robin would be Ewan McGregor (the ‘70s become him!), Cheadle creates a loving milesploitation that’s wild, heartfelt, drunkard, and never dares to understand the giant. JMD
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He was born in the US in 1964, and studied at the California Institute of Arts. He acted in a number of films, such as Boogie Nights (1998), Traffic (2000) and Iron Man 2 (2010). He made his directorial debut with the film Tishomingo Blues.