LUIS GUZMAN's upcoming feature releases include THE CLEANER opposite Samuel L. Jackson, directed by Renny Harlin, and MALDEAMORES produced by Benicio Del Toro .
Mr. Guzman has also played substantial roles in Todd Phillips' SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS; Richard Linklater's FAST FOOD NATION; WAITING with Anna Faris and Ryan Reynolds; DREAMER with Kurt Russel and Dakota Fanning; CARLITO'S WAY with Al Pacino and Sean Penn; CARLITO'S WAY: RISE TO POWER with Mario Van Peebles and Sean Combs; LEMONY SNICKETS' SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS with Jim Carrey; ANGER MANAGEMENT, with Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson, and CONFIDENCE with Ed Burns and Dustin Hoffman, directed by James Foley. Mr. Guzman also starred in PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE, with Adam Sandler, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD with George Clooney.
The former social worker has become a well-known leading and character actor, appearing in over 60 feature films. Born in Puerto Rico, Mr. Guzman grew up in Manhattan. He graduated from City College, after which he worked as a youth counselor at the Henry Street Settlement House while performing in street theater and independent films. Mr. Guzman's first big break was a guest appearance on the NBC series "Miami Vice".
Mr. Guzman has appeared in three films for Sidney Lumet, GUILTY AS SIN, FAMILY BUSINESS and Q & A; two films for Brian De Palma, SNAKE EYES and CARLITO'S WAY; three films for Paul Thomas Anderson, MAGNOLIA, BOOGIE NIGHTS; and three films for Steven Soderbergh, TRAFFIC, THE LIMEY ( for which he received and Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor) and OUT OF SIGHT.
Mr. Guzman's other films include Anthony Minghella's MR. WONDERFUL, Ridley Scott's BLACK RAIN, THE HARD WAY, CADILLAC MAN, TRUE BELIEVER, and THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, directed by Kevin Reynolds".
Early in his career, Mr. Guzman made guest appearances on many television shows, including ABC's "NYPD Blue", NBC's "Law & Order" and HBO's "Oz".
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