John Leguizamo

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John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo
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Born:
July 22, 1964
Birth Name:
John Alberto Leguizamo
Nickname:
Johnny Legs
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Awards:
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 14 nominations.
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Some Facts
Majored in theater at New York University and was the only Latino in drama class.
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1991" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 43.
Was nominated for two Tony Awards in 1998: as Best Actor (Play) and as Author of Best Play nominee, his one-man show titled "Freak."
His parents encouraged him to maintain his Spanish, sometimes with bribes. They spoke to him in Spanish, but he usually replied in English.
Daughter, Allegra Sky, born (with girlfriend Justine Maurer). [October 1999]
Personal Quotes
I love independent films, it's the only place as an actor you're totally allowed to breathe. You're not following the plot, or the next action beat, or promoting some big dumb movie. Independent film is for actors that love to act. There's more interesting storytelling. It's not about a paycheck, that's for damn sure.
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Comics are much smarter than actors. Most comedians come from a hard life, and have to struggle a lot. You have to have a lot of skills. When you can hone all of that, and act, you're going to blow the world away.
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On what was it like in the Clown suit while filming Spawn (1997): "Like a penis wearing a condom".
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I loved working on Carlito's Way (1993) with Brian De Palma - it was so exciting and the first time I really understood what film acting was for me.
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"I always improvise, you know. That's my thing. Luckily, I'm a writer, so I always try...If there's great writing, improvising just adds a little bit more to it. Just takes it to another level. 'Cause an actor, believe it or not, really knows his character more than anybody else, even more than the original writer. Even more than the director. At some point, we know that character better than anybody else. Especially if you connect with it, and it's infinite possibilities that can come out of you. And I think the better directors know that they have final cut, and the more they let you go, the more choices they're gonna have in the editing room to create a performance or to change things. I mean, you just give them crazy choices and they can do whatever. A smart director, the more confident ones who have experience, know that in the editing room, it's all theirs. It's not a problem. It's the newer cats who haven't had experience who are sometimes a little too precious about their own words." - On improvising in films.
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