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Who is that actor: Luis Guzmán

August 11, 2010

Luis Guzmán, lives an hour or so away from me in a state with two brown people, yet I have never encountered the man in my 7 or so years of living here. It should be fairly obvious to anyone who goes to the movies why I haven’t seen him here, because he’s the hardest working character actor in the biz. Luis Guzmán blipped for me as one of Paul Thomas Anderson’s regulars in films such as Boogie Nights and Magnolia.

He reunited with his buddy Don Cheadle for the really fab 2000 release Traffic and it left me hoping and praying the two of them would get to work together again. Hey, Will Smith, maybe you could cast Cheadle and Guzmán in the remake of those Sidney Poitier/Bill Cosby movies. Just a thought.

Here he is dancing to “Machine Gun” with the rest of the Boogie Nights crew, which includes Don Cheadle.

He’s got moves!!!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. August 11, 2010 9:31 pm

    Great choice! Really Guzmán is the reason to watch HBO’s “How to Make It in America,” and he is always deliciously genius in his fiendish performance in that series. His acting is just so organic, I would say a lot of people wouldn’t even believe he’s acting! But that’s to his credit. He is eminently watchable!

  2. August 11, 2010 10:04 pm

    I love anytime he shows up in a movie. Even if the movie blows, he’ll at least be fun to watch.

  3. Citizen Taqueau permalink
    August 11, 2010 11:08 pm

    “Machine Gun”! I always forget what that song is called. Thank you. It’s the incidental music to many personal sort of drive-thru triumphs.

  4. La Mommie permalink
    August 12, 2010 7:25 am

    In a sea of “who was that guy”, he is a real stand out!Thank you Snarky for this one. However, it is a stretch to believe that he actually lives in your state (remember, been there and done the leg work, never saw John Updike either).

  5. Berdawn permalink
    August 12, 2010 7:50 am

    One of my favorite actors and one of the reasons I was sorry that “John from Cincinnati” was canceled.

  6. August 12, 2010 9:53 am

    He was in a fantastic episode of Homicide called Son of a Gun

  7. Citizen Taqueau permalink
    August 12, 2010 10:19 am

    Snarky, right! He was the carpenter with the coffin in his apartment. Amazing character acting, as always.

  8. August 12, 2010 11:32 am

    He seems to be the first choice to play the role of “Latino thug” in any urban crime drama, but he can do so much more. Great choice of subject!

  9. August 12, 2010 4:32 pm

    He is perhaps the patron saint of “Who is that actor”! I also loved him in The Limey and Oz.

  10. hsofia permalink
    August 12, 2010 11:11 pm

    He’s very good!

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