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Winston Duke Is One of ‘Us’

A chef, a lawyer. An astronaut, dentist, doctor. Before he was an actor, Winston Duke wanted to be many different things. Maybe an entrepreneur, or an executive. “I didn’t really know what it meant. I didn’t know that it had to do with business, I just knew it was a big job,” says Duke. “I wanted to be an archaeologist, just a lot of stuff. And then acting allowed me to be everything.”
Capping what has proven to be a breakout year for the 32-year-old actor with a critically lauded turn as M’Baku in “Black Panther” and two installments of the “Avengers” franchise — is a starring role opposite Lupita Nyong’o in Jordan Peele’s highly anticipated horror-thriller “Us,” which opened the SXSW film festival on Friday. Despite all the hype around the project, his nerves were firmly in check a few days before the premiere.
Duke’s latest identity-foray allowed him to slip into the job of a relatable, aw-shucks dad, tapping into a trope mined by Nineties sitcoms.
“It’s not every dad, but it’s definitely a dad you can feel comfortable with,” says Duke. “Those were everyday working-class guys, most of them, that taught you what guys were supposed to look like, and

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