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Edward James Olmos is a Actor, Director and Producer American born on 24 february 1947 at Los Angeles (USA)

Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos
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Birth name Edward Olmos
Nationality USA
Birth 24 february 1947 (73 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Edward James Olmos (born Edward Olmos; February 24, 1947) is an American actor and director. Among his most memorable roles are William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver, patriarch Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. in the film Selena, Detective Gaff in Blade Runner, and narrator El Pachuco in both the stage and film versions of Zoot Suit.
In 1988, Olmos was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the film Stand and Deliver.

He has also been a longtime pioneer for more diversified roles and images of Hispanics in the U.S. media. His notable direction, production and starring roles for films, made-for-TV movies and TV shows include Wolfen, Triumph of the Spirit, Talent for the Game, American Me, The Burning Season, My Family/Mi Familia, Caught, 12 Angry Men, The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca, Walkout, The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, American Family, and 2 Guns.

Biography

From 1979 to 1987, Olmos lived in West New York, New Jersey.

In 1971, Olmos married Katija Keel, the daughter of actor Howard Keel. They had two children, Bodie and Mico, before divorcing in 1992. Olmos also has four adopted children: Daniela, Michael, Brandon, and Tamiko. He married actress Lorraine Bracco in 1994, but she filed for divorce in January 2002 after five years of separation. In the same year, he married Puerto Rican actress Lymari Nadal.

In 1996, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from California State University, Fresno. In 2007, after a seven-year process, he obtained Mexican nationality. Asteroid 5608 Olmos is named in his honor.

Best films

The Green Hornet (2011)
(Actor)
2 Guns (2013)
(Actor)
The Road to El Dorado (2000)
(Actor)
Blade Runner (1982)
(Actor)

Usually with

Floyd Mutrux
Floyd Mutrux
(2 films)
Tony Plana
Tony Plana
(5 films)
Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2 films)
Lymari Nadal
Lymari Nadal
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Edward James Olmos (54 films)

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Actor

A Dog's Way Home, 1h36
Directed by Charles Martin Smith
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Actors Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp, Chris Bauer, Barry Watson, Wes Studi
Roles Axel
Rating67% 3.351333.351333.351333.351333.35133
Dans la ville de Denver, sous un tas de ruines, vit une jeune chienne vivant avec des chats jusqu'au jour où elle rencontre Lucas. L'humain donne comme nom au chien Bella. Malheureusement, Bella est considéré comme un Pitbull, une race de chien interdite à Denver, ce qui oblige Lucas à envoyer sa chienne chez des amis à Farmington le temps qu'il trouve une nouvelle résidence ailleurs. Bella, ne sachant pas que Lucas reviendra bientôt, décide de partir pour retrouver son humain mais pour ça elle devra parcourir un très long voyage de deux ans, qui ne manquera pas d'aventure, de danger et de nouvelles rencontres.
The Predator, 1h47
Directed by Shane Black
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Sterling K. Brown, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay
Roles le général
Rating53% 2.6526452.6526452.6526452.6526452.652645
Quinn McKenna, membre d'un commando de Rangers américains, est témoin du crash d'un vaisseau spatial lors d'une mission de sauvetage d’otages. Il est le seul survivant. Il découvre le casque et l'arme d'un Predator. Poursuivi, il décide de les envoyer par la poste à son domicile, où vit son épouse et son fils autiste, Rory. Ce dernier parvient à utiliser le masque et l'arme du Predator. Il active par ailleurs une balise qui permet à d'autres Predators de le localiser. De son côté, Quinn a été arrêté par de mystérieux mercenaires, aux ordres de Will Traeger pour le Projet Stargazer. Ce dernier fait par ailleurs appel au docteure Casey Bracket, une exo-biologiste. Elle est accueillie dans un immense complexe dans lequel est conservé un Predator. Quant à Quinn, il se retrouve dans un bus avec d'anciens soldats ayant commis de graves délits et dont la plupart souffrent de troubles psychologiques : "Nebraska" Williams, Baxley, Coyle, Lynch et Nettles.
Blade Runner 2049, 2h43
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films based on works by Philip K. Dick, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Anticipation
Actors Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, David Bautista, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks
Roles Gaff
Rating79% 3.995123.995123.995123.995123.99512
En 2049, des humanoïdes issus du génie biologique, appelés réplicants, ont été intégrés dans la société pour assurer la survie de l'humanité. K, l'un des plus récents modèles conçus pour obéir, travaille comme blade runner au LAPD. Sa mission consiste surtout à pourchasser et éliminer les anciens modèles délinquants.
Coco
Coco (2017)
, 1h45
Directed by Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Alanna Ubach, Ana Ofelia Murguia, Renée Victor
Roles Chicharrón (voice)
Rating83% 4.196614.196614.196614.196614.19661
Autrefois, Imelda Rivera était mariée à un musicien talentueux. Ce dernier avait quitté sa femme et sa fille, Coco, pour poursuivre sa carrière musicale. En représailles, Imelda avait banni toute musique dans sa famille et créé une entreprise de cordonnerie, transmise de génération en génération. Dans le présent, son arrière-arrière-petit-fils, Miguel, âgé de 12 ans, vit avec sa famille, et Coco, son arrière-grand-mère, dans le petit village mexicain de Santa Cecilia. Il rêve de devenir un musicien comme Ernesto de la Cruz, vedette de la chanson et du cinéma, de la même génération qu'Imelda (ce dernier est mort lors d'une représentation, quand une énorme cloche lui est tombée sur la tête). Lors des préparatifs de la Fête des Morts, Miguel casse accidentellement le cadre de la photographie d'Imelda, au centre de l'autel, et découvre que son mari (dont la tête a été arrachée de la photographie) tenait la célèbre guitare blanche d'Ernesto. Plus tard dans la soirée, quand Miguel fait part à sa famille de son intention de participer au concours de talents du Jour des Morts, sa grand-mère Elena détruit sa guitare. Furieux, il quitte la maison et se dirige vers le cimetière de la ville.
El Americano: The Movie, 1h38
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds, Children's films
Actors Rico Rodriguez, Cheech Marin, Edward James Olmos, Kate del Castillo, Paul Rodriguez, Erik Estrada
Roles Gayo (voice)
Rating45% 2.2521352.2521352.2521352.2521352.252135
The film will follow Cuco (Rico Rodriguez), a carefree Mexican pre-teen parrot, whose quest is to venture to Hollywood and enlist the aid of his favorite hero in order to help his father, Gayo (Edward James Olmos) and protect his circus family from the threat of Martin Kingfisher (Cheech Marin) and his henchmen.
Unity
Unity (2015)
, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Lena Headey, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried
Roles Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rating73% 3.688983.688983.688983.688983.68898
UNITY will be a documentary that explores humanity’s transformation. It will be a film about "compassion for all beings", all “expressions of life”, and going beyond any and all “separation based on form”. The film is presented in five chapters: 'Cosmic', 'Mind', 'Body', 'Heart' and 'Soul'.
2 Guns
2 Guns (2013)
, 1h49
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Buddy films, Heist films, Children's films, Gangster films, Escroquerie, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, James Marsden, Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos
Roles Papi Greco
Rating66% 3.3485253.3485253.3485253.3485253.348525
Criminals Robert Trench (Denzel Washington) and Michael Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) are questioned by the United States Border Patrol after a meeting with drug lord Manny "Papi" Greco (Edward James Olmos) in Mexico. Unknown to Stigman, Trench is an undercover DEA agent and reports to his superior, Jessup (Robert John Burke), that he failed to acquire cocaine from Greco that they could use as evidence to convict him.
Machete Kills, 1h47
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodríguez, Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Charlie Sheen, Sofía Vergara
Roles rôle inconnu
Rating55% 2.799212.799212.799212.799212.79921
The film starts with Machete Cortez (Danny Trejo) and Sartana Rivera (Jessica Alba) attempting to capture weapon dealers who have been supplying the Mexican drug cartels. The military men are then all killed by the gangsters, who in turn are wiped out by another intervening party. Its leader murders Sartana while Machete is arrested by corrupt Sheriff Doakes (William Sadler) and Deputy Clebourne (Samuel Davis). Doakes unsuccessfully tries to hang Machete but the President of the US, Rathcock (Charlie Sheen), intervenes. Machete is brought to the White House, where the president offers him US citizenship if he eliminates Marcos Mendez (Demián Bichir), a psychopath who is threatening to fire a nuclear missile at Washington, D.C. if the American government does not intervene to stop the rampant drug cartels in Mexico and the corruption of its government.
Go for Sisters, 2h3
Directed by John Sayles
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Lisa Gay Hamilton, Edward James Olmos, Héctor Elizondo, Yolonda Ross, Isaiah Washington, Mahershala Ali
Roles Freddy Suárez
Rating62% 3.146693.146693.146693.146693.14669
Fontayne is contacted by Bernice, her estranged old friend and current parole officer, to assist her in the search for Bernice's son who went missing on the Mexican border.
The Green Hornet, 1h59
Directed by Michel Gondry
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour
Roles Michael Axford
Rating57% 2.897832.897832.897832.897832.89783
Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is the irresponsible, 28-year-old slacker son of widower James Reid (Tom Wilkinson), publisher of the Daily Sentinel, a Los Angeles newspaper. Britt's attitude changes when James is found dead from an allergic reaction to a bee sting. After the funeral, Britt fires the staff aside from his maid, but later re-hires Kato (Jay Chou), James's mechanic and a skilled martial artist.
I'm Still Here, 1h48
Directed by Casey Affleck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Sean Combs, Casey Affleck, Ben Stiller, Eddie Rouse, Mos Def
Roles Himself
Rating61% 3.099423.099423.099423.099423.09942
In 2008 while rehearsing for a charity event, actor Joaquin Phoenix, with Casey Affleck's camera watching, tells people he's quitting to pursue a career in rap music. Over the next year, we watch the actor write, rehearse, and perform to an audience. He importunes Sean Combs in hopes he'll produce the record. We see the actor in his home: he parties, smokes, bawls out his two-man entourage, talks philosophy with Affleck, and comments on celebrity. I'm Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the documentary follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician. The film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads and explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, 1h52
Directed by Edward James Olmos
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Military science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Space opera
Actors Edward James Olmos, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Michael Trucco, Dean Stockwell, Michael Hogan
Roles Commander William Adama
Rating70% 3.5470753.5470753.5470753.5470753.547075
The opening scenes of The Plan occur just prior to the destruction of the Twelve Colonies in the televised miniseries, Battlestar Galactica. Humanoid Cylon John Cavil (played by Dean Stockwell) is shown leading the planning for the genocidal attack on the human race. All of the seven "known" humanoid Cylons (Cavil, Leoben Conoy, D'Anna Biers, Simon, Aaron Doral, Six, and Sharon Valerii) are present in the control room of the main Cylon base. Two versions of Cavil are shown in a Resurrection Ship, with the "Final Five" Cylons in stasis in resurrection chambers. The two versions of Cavil briefly discuss their plans for "teaching a lesson" to the Final Five (who were their creators), and one version of Cavil announces his intention to witness the destruction of humanity on the ground. This version of Cavil travels to the planet Picon, where he encounters Ellen Tigh (one of the Final Five, played by Kate Vernon) in a strip club. Other characters from the series are also depicted: Gaius Baltar (James Callis) has a final meeting with Caprica Six; Samuel Anders (Michael Trucco) is shown at his Pyramid team's training camp along with the team doctor, who is Number Four/Simon (Rick Worthy); and Tory Foster (Rekha Sharma) is shown driving to an airport in a SAAB 900.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua, 1h31
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jamie Lee Curtis, Piper Perabo, Drew Barrymore, Manolo Cardona, Andy García, José María Yazpik
Roles Diablo (voice)
Rating38% 1.921591.921591.921591.921591.92159
In Beverly Hills, California, wealthy heiress Vivian "Viv" Ashe leaves her richly pampered pet chihuahua, Chloe, with her irresponsible niece, Rachel, while she embarks on a business trip for ten days. Papi, the gardener Sam's pet Chihuahua of Mexican descent, has an unrequited crush on Chloe, by which she is disgusted. Rachel decides to go to Mexico with her friends and stay at a hotel by the beach. When Rachel leaves Chloe alone in the hotel room to go dancing at a club, Chloe goes looking for her. Chloe gets dog-napped as she tries to find Rachel and is sent to the dog fights in Mexico City. There, she meets a street-smart German Shepherd named Delgado. Rachel comes back to the hotel and is frantic when she finds Chloe missing.