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  • FIRST GUEST FROM SUCH FILMS AS "THE HURT LOCKER," "DETROIT,"

  • AND AS FALCON IN "THE AVENGERS."

  • HIS NEW FILM IS "THE BANKER."

  • PLOOZ PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO "THE LATE SHOW," ANTHONY MACKIE.

  • ♪ ♪ ♪ ( APPLAUSE )

  • ♪ ♪ ♪ ( APPLAUSE )

  • >> OH, BOY!

  • >> Stephen: NOW, I GOT A QUESTION--

  • >> I LOVE YOU, BUT I DON'T TRUST YOU.

  • >> Stephen: DITTO, MY FRIEND.

  • >> I DON'T WANT THE SARS-- I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S CALLED.

  • I DON'T EVEN DRINK BUDWEISER NO MORE.

  • WHATEVER IT IS, I DON'T WANT IT.

  • >> Stephen: I WANT TO POINT SOMETHING OUT: YOU AND JON ARE

  • WEARING THE SAME SUIT TONIGHT.

  • >> HEY, HEY!

  • I AIN'T TRYING TO SAY NOTHING.

  • WE BOTH FROM THE SAME CITY.

  • WE GOT THAT SWAG.

  • I AIN'T TRYING TO SAY NOTHING.

  • WE SHOWED UP IN DIFFERENT CARS.

  • HE DIDN'T EVEN CALL ME.

  • IT'S CRAZY.

  • WE JUST KNEW WHAT TIME IT WAS.

  • >> Stephen: LAST NIGHT WAS THE PREMIERE OF THE NEW FILM "THE

  • BANKER", WHICH I UNDERSTAND YOU'RE ALSO A PRODUCER OF.

  • >> YEAH, YEAH YEAH, I PRODUCED IT WITH A GREAT GROUP OF PEOPLE

  • AND WAS ABLE TO GET A GREAT CAST INVOLVED.

  • >> Stephen: THE PREMIERE WAS HELD AT THE NATIONAL CIVIL

  • RIGHTS MUSEUM IN MEMPHIS?

  • >> YES.

  • >> Stephen: TELL ME ABOUT THAT NIGHT.

  • >> IT WAS REVOLUTIONARY, MAN.

  • IT WAS MIND BLOWING.

  • I HAD NEVER HAD THE EXPERIENCE OF GOTH LORRAINE HOTEL WHERE

  • DR. KING WAS ASSASSINATED.

  • AND WE HAD THE PREMIERE THERE.

  • AND THEY BROUGHT US THROUGH THIS-- IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE BN,

  • THEY BROUGHT US THROUGH THIS AMAZING MUSEUM, JUST GOING

  • THROUGH CIVIL RIGHTS THROUGH AMERICAN HISTORY.

  • AND THEN AT THE END WE GOT TO GO TO THE ROOM WHERE DR. KING WAS,

  • WHERE HE STEPPED OUT ON TO THE BALCONY AND WAS ASSASSINATED.

  • I WAS JUST MOVED TO TEARS.

  • I LITERALLY WAS-- I WASN'T ABLE TO FATHOM THE IDEA OF STANDING

  • ON THE STEPS WHERE THIS MAN WAS KILLED.

  • >> Stephen: THAT MUST HAVE BEEN AN EXTRAORDINARY FEELING.

  • >> IT WAS, IT WAS.

  • AND THIS MOVIE KIND OF-- IT PLAYS ALONG THE SAME TIMES THAT

  • THAT HAPPENED.

  • I MEAN, THE 60s-- I FEEL LIKE THE 60s WAS THE DECADE WHERE

  • AMERICA WENT FROM BEING A TEENAGER TO AN ADULT.

  • YOU KNOW,, WE LOST SOME MONUMENTAL FIGURES IN THE 60s,

  • DR. KING BEING ONE OF THEM.

  • AND TO BE AT THAT HOTEL WAS AMAZING.

  • THERE'S NOTHING LIKE IT ON EARTH.

  • >> Stephen: YOU WERE WITH YOUR COSTAR LAST NIGHT RIGHT HERE.

  • SAMUEL JACKSON RIGHT THERE.

  • >> I LOOK FLOSSIE THERE, TOO.

  • SEE WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?

  • >> Stephen: YEAH, YOU'RE LOOKING GOOD.

  • >> HEY, YOU SEE THAT?

  • THAT'S CALLED WORK, BABY.

  • THAT'S CALLED WORK RIGHT THERE.

  • THAT'S CALLED WORK.

  • >> Stephen: BUT I WANT TO POINT OUT IN EVERY PHOTO TAKEN

  • OF HIM, SAMUEL JACKSON LOOKS LIKE HE'S HAVING A BETTER TIME

  • THAN ANYBODY ELSE.

  • PEOPLE KNOW YOU OF COURSE FROM "THE AVENGERS" TOGETHER.

  • BUT GUWAY BACK.

  • TELL ME WHO IS GOING ON-- WHAT IS THIS RIGHT HERE?

  • >> THAT WAS A MOVIE DIWITH SAM BACK IN THE DAY CALLED "THE

  • MAN."

  • THAT WAS MY FIRST TIME WORKING WITH HIM.

  • >> Stephen: THIS IS 15 YEARS AGO.

  • >> 15.

  • MY ROLE WAS SO SMALL.

  • MY CHARACTER'S NAME WAS BOOTY.

  • AND THE DIRECTOR WAS LIKE-- MY CHARACTER DIDN'T HAVE A NAME.

  • HE WAS LIKE, WHAT, DO YOU WANT TO CALL HIM?"

  • I WAS LIKE, BOOTY."

  • THAT'S ME AS BOOTY AS A LOCAL LITTLE STREET HUSTLER, AND SAM

  • PICKED ME UP TO GET SOME INFORMATION.

  • >> Stephen: AND GETTING FREAKED OUT.

  • >> YES, I WAS A SNITCH.

  • YES.

  • I WAS A STREET SNITCH.

  • >> Stephen: WE HAVE A CLIP HERE FROM THE MOVIE.

  • YOU CAN EXPLAIN WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?

  • >> WELL, THIS IS THE CLIP WHERE THE GUY I PLAY, BERNARD GATOR,

  • IS A YOUNG MAN TRYING TO MAKE HIS WAY IN L.A. AND WANTS TO

  • BECOME A REAL ESTATE TITOON.

  • SO HE BUYS THIS BUILDING AND HE'S IN THE PROCESS OF FIXING IT

  • UP, AND THE POLICE COME AND THEY DON'T BELIEVE A BLACK MAN IN

  • LOS ANGELES COULD BUY AND OWN PROPERTY SO THEY GIVE HIM THE

  • HUFT BELL WHO OWNS THE PROPERTY.

  • >> Stephen: JIM.

  • >> YES, OFFICERS, IS THERE A PROBLEM.

  • >>> WE RECEIVED A COMPLAINT ABOUT YOU.

  • MR. COOPER IN PART 2ADOESN'T LIKE YOU WORKING IN A BUILDING?

  • >> WHY NOT.

  • >> SHE SAID YOU'RE IMPERSONATING THE OWNER OF THE BUILDING.

  • >> NO, HE OWNS THE BUILDING.

  • >> I'M NOT TALKING TO YOU.

  • >> I DO OWN THE BUILDING, OFFICER.

  • ALL THE PAPERWORK IS FILED DOWNTOWN, BUT I KEEP A COPY WITH

  • ME JUST TO BE SAFE.

  • >> THIS ACTUALLY LOOKS REAL.

  • >> YEAH, I GUESS SO.

  • TRY TO BE MORE RESPECTFUL TO YOUR TENANTS.

  • >> YES, SIR, OFFICER.

  • SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

  • >> Stephen: NOW, THIS IS BASED--

  • ( APPLAUSE ) CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, BUT

  • THIS IS BASED ON A TRUE STORY.

  • >> IT IS.

  • BERNARD GARRETT, HE AND JOE AT ONE POINT OWNED THE LARGEST

  • COMMERCIAL BUILDING IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES.

  • IT WAS THE BANK BUILDING, THE BANKER BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN L.A.

  • THEY BOUGHT IT.

  • AND THERE'S PICTURES WITH THEM WITH LYNDON B. JOHNSON, WITH

  • EVERYONE, BECAUSE THEY AT ONE TIME WERE SOME OF THE WEALTHIEST

  • PEOPLE IN L.A. IN THE 60s.

  • >> Stephen: NOW, AT THE END OF LAST YEAR'S "AVENGERS: END

  • GAME," CAPTAIN AMERICA-- SPOILER ALERT-- CAPTAIN AMERICA HANDED

  • HIS SHIELD OVER TO YOUR CHARACTER.

  • >> UH-HUH.

  • >> Stephen: YOU KNOW, FALCON, SAM WILSON.

  • >> YES.

  • >> Stephen: AND YOU'RE CURRENTLY-- AND THIS IS VERY

  • EXCITING TO PEOPLE OUT THERE-- YOU'RE CURRENTLY WORKING ON

  • "FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER."

  • WHAT YOU CAN TELL BUS THIS PHOTOGRAPH RIGHT HERE?

  • WHAT'S GOING ON?

  • >> WE STARTED SHOOTING A FEW MONTHS AGO.

  • WE'RE ALMOST DONE.

  • AND THE SHIELD IS IN GOOD HANDS.

  • >> Stephen: OKAY.

  • ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) I HOPE SO.

  • BECAUSE IT'S RIGHT UP THERE.

  • JIM, CAN WE HAVE A SHOT OF THAT?

  • IT'S RIGHT UP THERE.

  • THE SHIELD IS RIGHT UP UP THERE.

  • YOU KNOW THAT, RIGHT?

  • >> Stephen: ON DECK.

  • >> Stephen: "QT AND SO IT BEGINS, WELCOME BACK, GUYS.

  • HOOIVE THE FALCON OF WINTER SOLDIER.

  • LEG DAY SAVES LIVES.

  • WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

  • >> A LOT OF PEOPLE GO TO THE GYM AND DON'T WORK LEGS.

  • YOU SEE DUDES JACKED UP HERE AND THEY WEAR SWEAT SWEATPANTS.

  • THIS SUMMER WE'RE GOING TO DO "HOT BOYS SUMMER" HOT SHORTS

  • SUMMER BECAUSE WE WANT EVERYBODY TO SEE THE LEGS AND LET THEM

  • KNOW WE'RE DOING IT RIGHT.

  • IF YOU GO BACK, DUDES USED TO WEAR LITTLE SHORTS BECAUSE THEY

  • WANT YOU TO SEE THE LEGS.

  • TO ALL MY GUYS OUT THERE, LET'S BRING THE SHORT-SHORTS BACK.

  • LET THE LADIES SEE THE LEGS.

  • ( APPLAUSE ) YOU GOT SOME HOT SHORTS?

  • >> >> Stephen: I'M WEARING THEM

  • RIGHT NOW.

  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU-- I'M A FAN OF CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE

  • PREVIOUS DEPICTION.

  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO HAVE THE SHIELD?

  • >> IT'S MONUMENTAL, MAN, WITH THIS MOVIE WITH "THE BANKER" AND

  • THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY, WITH AFRICAN AMERICANS TO HAVE--

  • FOR MARVEL TO SELECT A YOUNG BLACK MAN INY AMERICA TO

  • REPRESENT THE MONIKER OF CAPTAIN AMERICA IS-- IS UNPRECEDENTED.

  • THERE'S NOTHING THAT CAN COMPARE TO THAT.

  • IT-- IT MOVES ME NOT ONLY THAT MY KIDS GET TO SEE A BLACK MAN

  • AS CAPTAIN AMERICA, BUT ALL OF THEIR FRIENDS-- WHITE, BLACK,

  • LATINO, AND ASIAN-- GET TO SEE A BLACK MAN AS CAPTAIN AMERICA.

  • ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) >> Stephen: ALL OF THIS-- THIS

  • MOMENT, THIS MOMENT OF COURSE WAS PREDATED BY THIS

  • ANNOUNCEMENT BEING MADE IN THE COMIC BOOKS THEMSELVES.

  • >> UH-HUH.

  • >>