John Alberto Leguizamo is one of the most talented people in Hollywood. This Columbian actor, comedian, filmmaker, and playwright has started in action, romance, comedy, drama, and musical films and plays throughout his storied career. Check out these highlights from the entertaining filmography of John Leguizamo.
Leguizamo surprised critics and audiences with his transformation into the villainous Clown in the first live-action film adaptation of Todd McFarlane‘s most famous character.
Character: Ozzy Delvecchio
This Netflix series lasted for three seasons showcasing the trials and tribulations of a close-knit family with skeletons in more than just their closets.
8. Carlito’s Way
Character: Benny Blanco
Al Pacino‘s retired gangster Carlito can’t seem to get away from the street life that made him. Things aren’t made easier by Benny Blanco, a young Italian up-and-comer from the Bronx, who doesn’t take disrespect well.
7. Super Mario Bros.
Character: Luigi Mario
Two Italian plumbers from New York City find themselves involved in an inter-dimensional quest for power. It’s one of the trippiest video game adaptations that came from the 20th century. Still watchable for all the wrong reasons.
6. John Wick/John Wick 2
Leguizamo adds the perfect tension as a chop shop owner who’s close friends with Keanu‘s titular character.
5. Romeo + Juliet
Tybalt is Juliet Capulet’s (Claire Danes) short-tempered first cousin and rival of Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Romeo Montague. Leguizamo’s manic energy steals the show as he kills Mercutio before being slain at the hands of Romeo.
4. Moulin Rouge!
Character: Toulouse Lautrec
Nicole Kidman and Ewan MacGregor are the stars of this musical romance from Baz Luhrmann. But Leguizamo is part of the colorful ensemble cast that truly brings heart to the story.
3. Ice Age Franchise
Character: Sid the Sloth
Sloths are the cutest, most cuddly creatures alive. They’re lazy, always smiling, and move around sooo goofily, it’s hard not to love them. This animated series kept to that aesthetic.
2. To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
Character: Mitch Martin
Leguizamo joins Wesley Snipes and Patrick Swayze in this ahead-of-its-time drag queen road trip movie.
1. The Pest
Character: Pestario ‘Pest’ Vargas
Leguizamo’s most underrated movie is actually still a pretty great movie to watch today. It’s the same general story of “The Most Dangerous Game,” in which wealthy men hunt a homeless man nobody will miss. The comedic twist is the best since the last season of TBS’s “Wrecked.”