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Early in his career, John Leguizamo landed small roles in films like “Casualties of War”, but he was mainly known as an energetic stand-up, which earned him the role of Luigi in “Super Mario Bros” from 1993. as his own TV series “House of Buggin ‘” and a pivotal role as Benny Blanco (from the Bronx) in “Carlito’s Way”. By 1995, he was established enough to have his name above the title of films as diverse as “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar”, and outstanding supporting moments in “Romeo + Juliet” by Baz Luhrmann and Kurt Russell’s action movie. “Executive decision.”
Spike Lee went on to direct a film on his stand-up show “Freak”, which won Leguizamo an Emmy. The filmmaker then picked him to play the lead role in 1997’s “Summer of Sam” and from there he continued to voice Sid the Sloth in the “Ice Age” movies, appears as pretty much the only character in the “John Wick” movies who Keanu Reeves didn’t kill and made a memorable appearance at the season 2 premiere of “The Mandalorian”. His next projects include the Amazonian series “The Power” with Leslie Mann and “The Menu”, a black comedy starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult and Ralph Fiennes.