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Puerto Rican native Luis Guzmán (born Jan. 1, 1957, in the city of Cayey) was raised on the Lower East Side of New York and worked in social services before getting his first big break as an actor when he landed a guest role on the popular TV series "Miami Vice" in 1985. Movie roles soon followed, and Guzmán quickly established a reputation as a versatile supporting player in everything from comedies like The Cowboy Way (1994) to gritty dramas like The Limey (1999).

Although Guzmán often played ethnic thugs early in his career, he eventually transcended the stereotype by capturing the attention of directors such as Steven Soderbergh and Paul Thomas Anderson, who made him part of their unofficial repertory troupes in films such as Soderbergh's Traffic and Anderson's Boogie Nights and Punch-Drunk Love.

More recent films for Guzmán include Anger Management (2003) and Fast Food Nation (2006).

Luis Guzmán in The Bone Collector

The Bone Collector

1999 R

Rookie cop Amelia reluctantly teams with Lincoln, a paralyzed ex-detective, to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed the Bone Collector. The murderer's special signature is to leave tantalizing clues based on the grim remains of his crimes.

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  • Luis Guzmán in The Cowboy Way The Cowboy Way
  • Luis Guzmán in Keanu Keanu
  • Luis Guzmán in Boogie Nights Boogie Nights
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  • Luis Guzmán in Magnolia Magnolia
  • Luis Guzmán in Traffic Traffic
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  • Luis Guzmán in Dreamer Dreamer
  • Luis Guzmán in Cleaner Cleaner
  • Luis Guzmán in In the Blood In the Blood
  • Luis Guzmán in Code Black Code Black
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  • Luis Guzmán in True Believer True Believer
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  • Luis Guzmán in The Salton Sea The Salton Sea
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  • Luis Guzmán in Waiting... Waiting...
  • Luis Guzmán in Two Men in Town Two Men in Town
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  • Luis Guzmán in The Limey The Limey
  • Luis Guzmán in Fast Food Nation Fast Food Nation
  • Luis Guzmán in The Caller The Caller
  • Luis Guzmán in Arthur Arthur
  • Luis Guzmán in Snake Eyes Snake Eyes
  • Luis Guzmán in Double Whammy Double Whammy
  • Luis Guzmán in Welcome to Collinwood Welcome to Collinwood
  • Luis Guzmán in Carlito's Way: Rise to Power Carlito's Way: Rise to Power
  • Luis Guzmán in Disappearances Disappearances
  • Luis Guzmán in Raines Raines
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  • Luis Guzmán in Short Eyes Short Eyes
  • Luis Guzmán in Lucky Town Lucky Town
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  • Luis Guzmán in Table One Table One
  • Luis Guzmán in Hard Luck Hard Luck
  • Luis Guzmán in John from Cincinnati: Season 1 John from Cincinnati: Season 1
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  • Luis Guzmán in Nothing Like the Holidays Nothing Like the Holidays
  • Luis Guzmán in Fighting Fighting
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