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Nurturing an impressive body of work, CLIFTON COLLINS JR. is one of Hollywood's most versatile talents and his career continues to evolve with exciting and challenging projects. "Collins is mesmerizing…” and "Mr. Collins eloquent performance…” are just a few of the accolades he received for his portrayal of Perry Smith in the director Bennett Miller's Academy Award nominated film "Capote.” Clifton was also received an Alma Award nomination for Best Actor. Clifton's passion for the art of acting keeps him drawn to both studio and independent features.

As one of Hollywood busiest actors, Clifton stars in a variety of films currently in theaters. Clifton stars alongside Amy Adams and Emily Blunt in the Sundance hit "Sunshine Cleaning.” The film opened to the best per screen average of any film opening in 2009 and matches the per screen openings of films such as Little Miss Sunshine, Sideways, About Schmidt and The Wrestler.

Clifton also stars alongside an all-star cast in the Summer Blockbuster "Star Trek,” in which he plays the Romulan Ayel and in the action packed film "Crank 2: High Voltage.” This fall he will be seen starring alongside Ben Affleck in the Miramax film "Extract” which is slated to be released in September and in the highly anticipated film "Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day.” He recently wrapped production on "Freeloaders,” the next film from the Broken Lizard comedy troupe and stars in the upcoming films "The Perfect Game.” Based on a true story about a barefooted, ragtag team of boys from poverty-stricken Monterrey, Mexico who defy extraordinary odds to become the first foreign team to win Little League World Series – doing so in a perfect game, the only one in championship history. You will also see Clifton in "Brothers” with Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman.

Clifton's other notable film credits include "Traffic” directed by Steven Soderbergh where Clifton played the unforgettable assassin ‘Frankie Flowers' opposite Benecio Del Torro, "Rules of Attraction” directed by Roger Avary for Lion's Gate and "Tigerland” directed by Joel Schumacher. Even at the beginning of his career, Clifton found himself working with some of the town's bright young filmmakers including the Hughes Brothers' in "Menace to Society” and "Dead Presidents”, John Singleton's "Poetic Justice”, Kevin Reynolds' "187,” Antoine Fuqua's "The Replacement Killers,” "Still Waters” and the award-winning independent film, "Little Chenier.”

No stranger to the small screen, Clifton received and Emmy nomination for his role in highly acclaimed miniseries "Thief” in which he starred alongside Andre Braugher. He has also recurred on some of primetime's highest rated shows including "24,” "The Shield” and "Alias.

Clifton directed the video for Zac Brown Band's single "Chicken Fried,” which debuted on CMT to rave reviews. The video was nominated for two CMT Awards (Group Video of The Year and USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year) and won the CMT USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year award! It was awarded a Bronxe for over all Video and Editing at the Telly Awards. Clifton also directed the video for the Zac Brown Bands follow up single "Whatever It Is” which is currently #1 on CMT.

From an early age, Clifton Collins Jr. was encouraged to pursue his artistic talents by his actor-grandfather who allowed Clifton the opportunity to surround himself in the acting community. Born to a Mexican mother and a German father, Collins realized his diverse background coupled with strong intellect would provide for a unique quality rarely seen on screen.

Clifton currently resides in Los Angeles.

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