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Lou Diamond Phillips is a Actor and Director American born on 17 february 1962

Lou Diamond Phillips

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Birth name Lou Diamond Upchurch
Nationality USA
Birth 17 february 1962 (57 years)

Lou Diamond Phillips (né Upchurch; born February 17, 1962) is an American actor and director. His breakthrough came when he starred in the film La Bamba as Ritchie Valens. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Stand and Deliver and a Tony Award nomination for his role in The King and I. Other notable films in which Phillips has starred include Courage Under Fire, Che, and Love Takes Wing.


Relationships and family
During the making of Trespasses, he met Julie Cypher, an assistant director. They married on September 17, 1987 and divorced on August 5, 1990. Julie then announced she was a lesbian and became a partner to Melissa Etheridge.

He met Jennifer Tilly, to whom he was briefly engaged, although the two never married. He later married Penthouse model and television extra Kelly Phillips with whom he had three daughters: Grace Moorea and Isabella Patricia (twins born on October 5, 1997), and Lili Jordan born September 1999. They all reside with their mother. The two separated in 2004. Their divorce was finalized in July 2007.

He began dating artist Yvonne Boismier in 2004. They married in August 2007. Their daughter, Indigo Sanara Phillips, was born in October 2007.

On August 11, 2006, he was arrested for domestic violence at his Los Angeles home following a dispute with his live-in girlfriend and future wife, makeup artist Yvonne Boismier. In December 2006, he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of domestic battery and was sentenced to three years of probation. He also was ordered to undergo one year of domestic violence counseling and to serve 200 hours of community service.

Best films

Courage Under Fire (1996)
La Bamba (1987)
The Big Hit (1998)

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Filmography of Lou Diamond Phillips (53 films)

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Sky (2015)
, 1h42
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Diane Kruger, Norman Reedus, Joshua Jackson, Gilles Lellouche, Lena Dunham, Lou Diamond Phillips
Roles Duane
Rating59% 2.959042.959042.959042.959042.95904
En vacances avec son mari dans l'Ouest américain, Romy décide de mettre fin à leur relation toxique et de reprendre sa vie en main. De Las Vegas aux plaines du Nevada, la route sera jalonnée de rencontres improbables et intenses, toutes porteuses d'un nouvel espoir…
The 33
The 33 (2015)
, 2h
Directed by Patricia Riggen
Origin Chili
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Seafaring films
Actors Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Gabriel Byrne
Roles Luis Urzua 'Don Lucho'
Rating68% 3.443693.443693.443693.443693.44369
Several people from Copiapó, Chile, work in the San José mine. The owner ignores the warnings of the failing stability of the mine, which collapses a short time later. The only path inside the mine is completely blocked, and the thirty three miners manage to get to the rescue chamber. They discover that the radio is useless, the medical kit is empty, the ventilation shafts lacked the required ladders, and there was very little stored food. Mario Sepulveda becomes the leader of the miners, dividing the food in rations and stopping the outbursts of violence or despair. The mine does not attempt any rescue, and the relatives of the miners gather around the gates.
Sequoia (2014)

Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about suicide, Films about cancer
Actors Aly Michalka, Joey Lauren Adams, Lou Diamond Phillips, Dustin Milligan, Todd Lowe, Demetri Martin
Roles Colin
Rating63% 3.196393.196393.196393.196393.19639
Le film raconte l'histoire de Riley, une jeune femme de 23 ans, pleine de vie mais atteinte d'un cancer, qui décide de se rendre au parc national de Sequoia, en Californie, avec l'intention d'y mettre fin à ses jours pour éviter la déchéance physique qui l'attend, en décidant elle-même de sa mort. Ses projets suicidaires sont pourtant mis à mal par sa rencontre avec un jeune musicien raté à la vocation missionnaire.
Sanitarium (2013)
, 1h48
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Anthology film, Horror
Actors Malcolm McDowell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Robert Englund, John Glover, Lacey Chabert, David Mazouz
Roles James Silo
Rating47% 2.3614352.3614352.3614352.3614352.361435
The film is set within a sanitarium where Dr. Stenson (Malcolm McDowell) narrates the stories of three different inmates. In the first case (Figuratively Speaking), Gustav (John Glover) is an artist that specializes in clay figures, unaware that a friend of his has been spiking his alcohol with drugs. This results in Gustav believing that his creations can speak to him, as they give him various demands. The second case (Monsters are Real) focuses on Steven (David Mazouz), a young boy that suffers from catatonic schizophrenia. Suspecting that Steven is being abused, his teacher Ms Lorne (Lacey Chabert) tries to intercede on his behalf. The final case (Up to the Last Man) investigates James Silo (Lou Diamond Phillips), a college professor that designs a bomb shelter out of fear that the Mayan apocalypse will wipe out humanity.
Metal Tornado, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Actors Greg Evigan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Sophie Gendron, Nicole de Boer
Roles Michael Edwards
Rating32% 1.6216251.6216251.6216251.6216251.621625
Michael, et sa petite amie travaillent ensemble sur un projet de créer de l'énergie pour en faire de l'électricité grâce aux éruptions solaires. Mais au cours du premier essai, les scientifiques détectent une surcharge sur les capteurs, heureusement tout semble rentré dans l'ordre. Mais voilà que Michael découvre qu'il y a eu une perte de 2 %. Peu de temps après d'étranges phénomènes apparaissent dans les environs. Les témoins parlent de tornades pas comme les autres qui attirent tous les objets métalliques...
Takedown (2010)
, 1h36
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Lou Diamond Phillips, Estella Warren, Deborah Kara Unger, Aaron Pearl, Michael Kopsa, Emma Lahana
Roles David
Rating48% 2.427942.427942.427942.427942.42794
The film focuses on a man who failed to save his daughter from a vicious attack. He works as a security guard uncovering more than he bargained for and finding himself in the dark world of human trafficking.
Che: Part Two, 2h15
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Films about Latin American military dictatorships
Actors Benicio del Toro, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Demián Bichir, Rodrigo Santoro, Óscar Jaenada, Franka Potente
Roles Mario Monje
Rating68% 3.44893.44893.44893.44893.4489
À la suite de la révolution cubaine, Che Guevara est en pleine gloire. En 1964, il se rend à New York pour s'adresser de manière enflammée aux Nations unies, pour affirmer son combat pour le tiers-monde face à la toute-puissance américaine. Il devient ainsi une figure célèbre de la scène internationale. Mais il disparait soudainement. Personne ne sait où il se trouve. De nombreuses rumeurs de sa mort circulent. Mais il réapparait méconnaissable en Bolivie, où il prépare secrètement la Révolution latino-américaine avec ses camarades cubains et quelques Boliviens. Cette campagne montre toute sa détermination et son abnégation. Elle explique en partie le symbole et le héros populaire qu'est resté au fil du temps le « Che ». L'échec de cette révolution marquera sa mort.
Angel and the Badman, 1h35
Directed by Terry Ingram
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Lou Diamond Phillips, Deborah Kara Unger, Luke Perry, Melanie Papalia, Merrilyn Gann, Scott McNeil
Roles Quirt Evans
Rating50% 2.5246952.5246952.5246952.5246952.524695
Quirt Evans, un hors-la-loi notoire, est recueilli, blessé, par Thomas Worth et sa fille, Temperance. Ceux-ci sont des quakers, de fervents adeptes d'une religion prônant le pacifisme et la philanthropie. Quirt se laisse bercer par les propos moralisateurs de Temperance, mais n'en continue pas moins de poursuivre ses attaques contre Loredo Stevens, le meurtrier de son père.
Carny (2009)
, 1h30
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Actors Lou Diamond Phillips, Vlasta Vrána, Dan Petronijevic, Danielle Kind, Rick Genest
Roles Sheriff Atlas
Rating44% 2.2128752.2128752.2128752.2128752.212875
The Jersey Devil appears in quick flash glimpses in the very beginning of the film as he growls. After Cap (Alan C. Peterson) kills the man who sold him the Jersey Devil, Cap and his assistant attempted to bring the Jersey Devil into the carnival of the truck. Cap shoots him with a tranquilizer dart to calm the Jersey Devil down. However, as Cap's assistant heaves on the Jersey Devil in chains, he slashes at his eye, causing it to bleed. Cap eventually shoots the Jersey Devil with more tranquilizer darts which causes the Jersey Devil to finally pass out.
Love Takes Wing
Directed by Lou Diamond Phillips
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Western
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion
Actors Sarah Jones, Jordan Bridges, Bonnie Root, Haylie Duff, Patrick Duffy, Lou Diamond Phillips
Roles Ray Russell
Rating68% 3.444363.444363.444363.444363.44436
Mourning her husband's recent death, Dr. Belinda Simpson (Sarah Jones) arrives in the tiny town of Sikeston to fill the post of town physician. Once there she discovers that many of the town’s residents, including children at an orphanage run by Miss Hattie Clarence (Cloris Leachman), have fallen ill or died from an unknown ailment. She soon wonders if she's in over her head, despite reassurances from her best friend Annie (Haylie Duff) and Lee (Jordan Bridges), the town blacksmith.
Che: Part One, 2h14
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Benicio del Toro, Demián Bichir, Santiago Cabrera, Elvira Mínguez, Franka Potente, Édgar Ramírez
Roles Mario Monje
Rating71% 3.5980353.5980353.5980353.5980353.598035
Part 1: The Argentine In Havana 1964, Che Guevara is interviewed by Lisa Howard who asks him if reform throughout Latin America might not blunt the “message of the Cuban Revolution.” In 1955, at a gathering in Mexico City, Guevara first meets Fidel Castro. He listens to Castro’s plans and signs on as a member of the July 26th Movement. There is a return to 1964 for Guevara’s address before the United Nations General Assembly, where he makes an impassioned speech against American imperialism, and defends the executions his regime has committed, declaring “this is a battle to the death.
Lone Rider
Lone Rider (2008)

Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Lou Diamond Phillips, Stacy Keach, Vincent Spano, Robert Baker, Mike Starr, Marta DuBois
Roles Bobby Hattaway
Rating53% 2.666592.666592.666592.666592.66659
Bobby Hattaway (Lou Diamond Phillips), an honored soldier, returns home after the American Civil War to find his father's (Stacy Keach) formerly prosperous store now dangerously in debt to the town's ruthless leader, and Bobby's childhood friend, Stu Croker (Vincent Spano). Bobby will now face off against his former friend to take control from Stu.
Death Toll
Death Toll (2008)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Actors DMX, Lou Diamond Phillips, Leila Arcieri, Alec Rayme, Keshia Knight Pulliam
Roles Mayor Padial
Rating28% 1.410251.410251.410251.410251.41025
A powerful drug dealer has taken control of New Orleans, but as the authorities scramble to stop the bloodshed things only get worse on the streets. "The Dog" (DMX) is a drug dealer who will stop at nothing to be the number one bad boy in the Big Easy. His ruthlessness is legendary, and his power far reaching. But the authorities are onto "The Dog," and now the time has come to put this pit-bull to sleep. Will they accomplish their mission before any more innocent lives are lost, or could it be that New Orleans' top dog is truly above the law?
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Leah Pipes, Kristin Cavallari, Josh Henderson, Andrew Lawrence, Lou Diamond Phillips, Sally Kirkland
Roles Doug
Rating50% 2.5035252.5035252.5035252.5035252.503525
Fingerprints is based on an urban legend out of San Antonio, Texas that centers around a school bus full of children that was involved in a terrible accident with a train leaving all the children dead. According to the legend, if a driver stops his or her car, in neutral, on the same stretch of tracks now, the ghosts of the children will push it to a safe area. Some of the townspeople in the film even claim to have discovered fingerprints on the back of their cars after being pushed off the tracks (The writers of this film grew up in Texas around a similar legend).