Photo of Clifton Collins Jr. Clifton Collins Jr.

The grandson of character actor and frequent John Wayne comic sidekick Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Clifton Collins Jr. was born on June 16, 1970, in Los Angeles. His early career consisted of stereotypical roles as struggling working-class Latinos and urban thugs.

Working to break out of this typecasting, Collins eventually gained greater recognition in a role opposite Samuel L. Jackson in 1997's One Eight Seven. He went on to play a variety of characters in films including The Replacement Killers, The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, Tigerland, Traffic and Mind Hunters.

Television work has included appearances on "NYPD Blue," "The Twilight Zone," "Resurrection Blvd." and "Alias." In 2005, Collins gave a critically acclaimed performance as the object of Truman Capote's obsession in the multiple Oscar-winning film Capote, and in 2006, he received an Emmy nod for his work on the FX series "Thief."

Clifton Collins Jr. in Man Down

Man Down

2016 R

Against the grim landscape of a postapocalyptic America, ex-marine Gabriel Drummer searches the ruins for his missing wife and son while also trying to leave behind his devastating experiences in the Afghan War.

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  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Triple 9 Triple 9
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Pacific Rim Pacific Rim
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Knight of Cups Knight of Cups
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Transcendence Transcendence
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Brothers Brothers
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Extract Extract
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Crank 2: High Voltage Crank 2: High Voltage
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Capote Capote
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Sunshine Cleaning Sunshine Cleaning
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in The Perfect Game The Perfect Game
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in The Experiment The Experiment
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Traffic Traffic
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Tigerland Tigerland
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in The Rules of Attraction The Rules of Attraction
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in The Horsemen The Horsemen
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Hellbenders Hellbenders
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Transpecos Transpecos
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in I Witness I Witness
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Life of the Party Life of the Party
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Dirty Dirty
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  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Sworn to Vengeance Sworn to Vengeance
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in 187 187
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in My Sweet Killer My Sweet Killer
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Resurrection Blvd.: Season 1 Resurrection Blvd.: Season 1
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Undefeated Undefeated
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Confessions of an American Girl Confessions of an American Girl
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Little Chenier: A Cajun Story Little Chenier: A Cajun Story
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders
  • Clifton Collins Jr. in Masters of Science Fiction Masters of Science Fiction
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  • Clifton Collins Jr. in The FP The FP