Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is a Puerto Rican-American actor, perhaps best known for his long-running roles on the TV series L.A. Law and NYPD Blue. He achieved a M.F.A. from Cornell University in 1982.
Smits has received various nominations for the Golden Globe and the Emmy Awards. Bigger audiences became aware of Smits for his appearance as Senator Bail Organa in the Star Wars Episodes II and III.
Though born in New York, Smits has deep Puerto Rican roots and he frequently visits the island.
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Though born in New York, Smits has deep Puerto Rican roots and he frequently visits the island. He is the older brother of singer and actor Frank Stallone. Bigger audiences became aware of Smits for his appearance as Senator Bail Organa in the Star Wars Episodes II and III. He has five children, Sage Moonblood and Seargeoh (with Czack), and Sophia Rose, Sistine Rose, and Scarlet Rose (with Flavin). Smits has received various nominations for the Golden Globe and the Emmy Awards. He has been married three times, to Brigitte Nielsen, Sasha Czack, and Jennifer Flavin. from Cornell University in 1982. His trademark sneer, drooping eyes, and slurred speech are the result of paralysis in the left side of his face caused by birth complications.
He achieved a M.F.A. He played the villain in the 2003 movie Spy Kids 3-D. Law and NYPD Blue. He still sought to expand his appeal with the low-budget Cop Land (1997) and a voice role in Antz (1998), but his $15 million plus paychecks are still only offered for more lively action roles. Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is a Puerto Rican-American actor, perhaps best known for his long-running roles on the TV series L.A. In the 1990s he had further box-office wins with a number of action movies, including Cliffhanger (1993, for which he co-wrote the screenplay), Demolition Man (1993) and Judge Dredd (1995). He also appeared in Cobra (1986) and Daylight (1996).
His only other early successes were as John Rambo in First Blood (1982) and its sequels. He tried his hand at directing as well as writing with Rocky II, III and IV, and directed and co-wrote the sequel to Saturday Night Fever, Staying Alive. However, his attempts to expand his range floundered and he was forced to return to the Rocky franchise a number of times (1979, 1982, 1985, and 1990) to pay for the flops. Stallone had two Academy Award nominations for Rocky.
His first film roles were very small, including a pornographic film, and he did not break through until he starred in Rocky (1976), a film that he wrote and sold with the rider that he would be the lead. He studied drama at the University of Miami, after which he returned to New York and appeared in a few small Off-Broadway plays. Stallone was born in New York City, and attended high school in Silver Spring, Maryland, at Montgomery Blair High School. He achieved his greatest successes in a number of action films, notably the Rambo and Rocky series, in both of which he played a largely monosyllabic hero.
Michael Sylvester Enzio Stallone (born July 6, 1946), usually known as simply Sylvester Stallone, is an American film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. Stallone's family include former charttopping singer Frank Stallone, his mother Jackie, who achieved fame in the middle 1990s as an astrologer and Sasha Stallone, who played Rocky's son in 1990's Rocky V. In fairness, many of the Mujadideen also formed the Northern Alliance who challenged the authority of the Taliban, but unfortunately their record on human rights is also open to question. The actor would come to regret this in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.
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