John Leguizamo

'Cymbeline' Trailer: Shakespeare Gets Updated Again, This Time With a Biker Gang

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by Britt Hayes October 9, 2014 @ 5:50 PM
Today brings the first trailer for 'Cymbeline,' yet another modernization of a William Shakespeare play -- though this one is lesser-known. And while we've certainly seen Shakespeare updated plenty of times, and we've seen Shakespeare done with Ethan Hawke and John Leguizamo, we've definitely never seen Shakespeare with a biker gang twist. So at least it has that going for it.

'Chef' Review

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by Mike Sampson May 4, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Open Road Films
There are some movies that feel personal because of the relationship the writer, director or actors have to the material. 'Chef' -- written, directed and starring Jon Favreau -- doesn't just feel personal, it feels like it's ripped directly from the pages of Favreau's subconscious diary. While it's a charming enough indie film about the connection between professional and personal passions that also serves as a fascinating look inside the psychology of a major Hollywood director.

'Chef' Trailer: Jon Favreau Cooks Up a Spicy New Movie

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by Jacob Hall April 7, 2014 @ 1:59 PM
Open Road
http://youtu.be/mLuixZwiIdU
After a decade of toiling away at big-budget blockbusters like 'Iron Man' and 'Cowboys and Aliens,' director Jon Favreau is returning to his independent roots with 'Chef.' The trailer for the summer release is has arrived and, if you'll pardon the terrible pun, it looks pretty delicious.

How John Leguizamo Spent $15,000 on Make Up Work to Prove He Could Play Pablo Escobar

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by Mike Sampson September 10, 2013 @ 7:51 AM
AP Photo/John Lequizamo, Twitter
Talk about betting big on yourself.
John Leguizamo - a respected actor, but not entirely known for his dramatic chops - spent over $15,000 of his own money on make-up artists and prosthetics to physically transform himself into Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar in the hopes of winning the role in the upcoming biopic 'King of Cocaine.' And, guess what? It worked.
After seeing the test and being unable to tell the difference between the real Escobar and Leguizamo in make-up, the actor won the part.

The 'Ice Age 4' Trailer Lets You Watch the World Fall Apart

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by Britt Hayes June 7, 2012 @ 4:51 PM
20th Century Fox
The 'Ice Age' series continues to tackle Earth's biggest events as seen through the eyes of talking, prehistoric mammals who would never hang out with each other. This time the world is literally falling apart in the new trailer for 'Ice Age: Continental Drift.'