John Leguizamo

(John Alberto Leguizamo)

John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo
  • Born: July 22, 1964
  • Nationality: Colombian
  • Profession: Actor, Stand-up Comedian, Film Producer, Playwright, Screenwriter

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John Alberto Leguizamo is an American actor, stand-up comedian, film producer, playwright, and screenwriter. He came to prominence with a co-starring role in the action comedy Super Mario Bros. (1993) as Luigi and a supporting role in the crime drama Carlito's Way (1993). Other roles include Sid the Sloth in the animated Ice Age films (2002–2016) and the narrator of the sitcom The Brothers García (2000–2004). As of 2009, he has appeared in over 75 films, produced over 10 films, starred on Broadway in several productions (winning several awards), made over 12 television appearances, and has produced or starred in many other television shows.

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At Murry Bergtraum High I wanted to be as different from my father as possible. So I acted out in school, I was very anti-authority.
Every dad who loves his daughter is not going to want her to go with the penniless slacker loser poet bum, when she could go out with someone who's successful. Families, Children & Parenting
He thinks he can use the jail for networking to be somebody. In that way, he's always operating.
He wanted to be a lawyer, couldn't afford it, so he started dealing to go to college - good intention.
I had a great movement teacher - he showed me how to walk so I wasn't becoming like a cartoon. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I like drama. I love being in a drama where I get to be the funny guy. That's what I really love the most. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Humor
I love independent films, it's the only place as an actor you're totally allowed to breathe. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I see the new Latin artist as a pioneer, opening up doors for others to follow. And when they don't open, we crowbar our way in.
I was familiar with that and 'Rio Bravo.' 'Rio Bravo' was what John Carpenter did, that brilliant move of taking a western and turning it into an urban flick. And from there you got, you know, all the cop genre movies of the time. Time ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Independent film is for actors that love to act. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Latins for Republicans - it's like roaches for Raid.
Marriage is wild. I thought it was this perfect land of happiness and joy. Wrong! After you say you do, you don't for a long time. Time ;Happiness & Unhappiness ;Families, Children & Parenting
Most of the great directors I've worked with - De Palma, Spike Lee - like rehearsals.
My parents were incredibly strict, almost military style.
Rehearsals make a huge difference.
The thing I gravitated to was being the class clown. It was very competitive.
To be a comedian, you gotta jokesmith, there's no way around it.
Yeah, that came out of a reading. It was great. It's such a fun crew to be with, and we all went out the night before and that really encouraged us to go out and get drunk.

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