LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS
(Roy Knox) first came to the public's attention with his compelling
portrayal of Richie Valens in the 1987 feature film La Bamba,
and went on to solidify his reputation with his performance in
Stand and Deliver, for which he won the Independent Spirit
Award for Best Actor as well as a Golden Globe nomination. Phillips
went on to appear in such films as Young Guns and Young
Guns II, Disorganized Crime, Renegades, The First Power and
Shadow of the Wolf.
The actor made his feature film directorial debut with Dangerous
Touch, in which he also starred. He subsequently directed
another feature, Sioux City, and wrote the screenplay for
Ambition, in which he also starred. In 1996, Phillips received
rave reviews for his performance as a headstrong Army gunner in
Edward Zwick's Courage Under Fire. Most recently, he starred
with Mark Wahlberg in The Big Hit.
Phillips fulfilled a life-long acting dream when he starred as
the King of Siam on Broadway in the 1996 revival of the classic
Rogers and Hammerstein musical "The King and I," for
which he won a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor, with the
production receiving the Tony for Best Revival.
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