About Luis Guzman

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February 25, 2015
Character actor Luis Guzmán has been a favorite of director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, The Limey, Out of Sight) and Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love)—and countless other directors over his multi-decade career. With a new movie, director Georgina Garcia Riedel’s Ana Maria in Novela Land, opening this weekend, we asked the veteran to reflect upon the things that have mattered most to him over the years. In the following heartfelt, humble essay, Guzmán likens making a movie to running a restaurant—and reminds us all to pay attention to “the guys in the back.”