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A powerful presence, DELROY LINDO (Claremont Williams III), possesses the ability to metamorphose into some of the most memorable characters audiences have seen on screen in the past decade; he has earned kudos as an actor's actor and an actor's director.

Most recently he appeared in Sahara starring Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz and William H. Macy, and in the sci-fi thriller, The Core, with Hilary Swank, Aaron Eckhart and Tcheky Karyo.

Other memorable roles for which he garnered critical acclaim include Bob Lane in David Mamet's Heist, co-starring Gene Hackman and Danny DeVito; Mr. Rose in The Cider House Rules; and Rodney in Spike Lee's drama Clockers. He also worked with Lee on Crooklyn and Malcolm X, the latter earning him an NAACP Image Award nomination.

Lindo's impressive filmography also includes such features as Wondrous Oblivion, The Last Castle, The One, Gone in 60 Seconds, Ransom (for which he received an NAACP Image Award nomination for his role opposite Mel Gibson), A Life Less Ordinary with Cameron Diaz and Ewan McGregor, Get Shorty, again with Hackman and DeVito, Broken Arrow (with John Travolta), Feeling Minnesota, Romeo Must Die, Mr. Jones, L'Exil du Roi Behanzin, The Devil's Advocate, Bright Angel and Mountains of the Moon.

On the small screen, Lindo was recently seen in Lackawanna Blues for HBO and in The Exonerated for Court TV. He also portrayed Ricardo Thornton in the critically acclaimed CBS drama Profoundly Normal. He starred as Clarence Thomas in the Peabody Award winner, Strange Justice, directed by Ernest Dickerson and co-starring Regina Taylor, Louis Gossett, Jr., Paul Winfield and Mandy Patinkin for Showtime, and portrayed baseball legend Satchel Paige in the stirring sports drama, Soul of the Game. Delroy also played Arctic explorer Matthew Henson in Glory and Honor for TNT and appeared in HBO's First Time Felon.

On Broadway, Lindo appeared in August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone,” for which he received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. He also starred in "Master Harold and the Boys” both on Broadway and for the play's National Tour, as well as headlining the Kennedy Center and the Los Angeles productions of "A Raisin in the Sun” for which he received the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor as well as a nomination for the Helen Hayes Award. Lindo has also worked extensively off-Broadway and in regional theaters throughout the United States and Canada.

For television, Lindo conceived, directed, hosted and produced three fascinating, in-depth documentaries -- Delroy Lindo on Spike Lee, Delroy Lindo in Conversations with Charles Burnett and Delroy Lindo and Joan Chen: A Conversation.

He will next work with writer/director Deborah Kampmeier in her poignant southern drama, Hounddog. Lindo will co-star with David Morse and Robin Wright-Penn.


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