Michael Peña

Michael Anthony Peña (born January 13, 1976) is an American film and television actor, probably best known for his prominent roles in Crash, Observe and Report, and Oliver Stone's World Trade Center. He also appeared in the Nickelback music video for their song Savin' Me. Peña portrays Luis in the Ant Man film series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing as the character in Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018). Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Peña, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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American Hustle (2013)

FunnyCleverDramaticSlow moving

A conman and his seductive partner are forced to work for a wild FBI agent, who pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and the Mafia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Amy Adams  •  Jeremy Renner

A conman and his seductive partner are forced to work for a wild FBI agent, who pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and the Mafia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Amy Adams  •  Jeremy Renner

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

DramaticSlow movingDark

A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Furman
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  William H. Macy

A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Furman
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  William H. Macy

Ant-Man (2015)

OriginalAction-packedFunEnjoyable

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Doctor Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Michael Douglas  •  Evangeline Lilly  •  Corey Stoll

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Doctor Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Michael Douglas  •  Evangeline Lilly  •  Corey Stoll

Babel (2006)

Thought provokingIntenseDramatic

In Babel, a tragic incident involving an American couple in Morocco sparks a chain of events for four families in different countries throughout the world. In the struggle to overcome isolation, fear, and displacement, each character discovers that it is family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Gael García Bernal  •  Rinko Kikuchi

In Babel, a tragic incident involving an American couple in Morocco sparks a chain of events for four families in different countries throughout the world. In the struggle to overcome isolation, fear, and displacement, each character discovers that it is family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Gael García Bernal  •  Rinko Kikuchi

Buffalo Soldiers (2002)

A criminal subculture operates among U.S. soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin wall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregor Jordan
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Ed Harris  •  Scott Glenn  •  Anna Paquin

A criminal subculture operates among U.S. soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin wall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregor Jordan
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Ed Harris  •  Scott Glenn  •  Anna Paquin

CHiPS (2017)

The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers as they make their rounds on the freeways of Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dax Shepard
CAST:  Michael Peña  •  Dax Shepard  •  Jessica McNamee  •  Adam Brody

The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers as they make their rounds on the freeways of Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dax Shepard
CAST:  Michael Peña  •  Dax Shepard  •  Jessica McNamee  •  Adam Brody

Crash (2005)

Thought provokingOriginalIntenseDramatic

In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple converge during a 36-hour period.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Haggis
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Don Cheadle  •  Matt Dillon  •  Michael Peña

In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple converge during a 36-hour period.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Haggis
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Don Cheadle  •  Matt Dillon  •  Michael Peña

Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)

Fast pacedAction-packedThrilling

Upon learning that he has to come out of retirement to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother Kip's life, former car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines enlists help from a few "boost happy" pals to accomplish a seemingly impossible feat. From countless car ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominic Sena
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Giovanni Ribisi  •  Angelina Jolie  •  T.J. Cross

Upon learning that he has to come out of retirement to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother Kip's life, former car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines enlists help from a few "boost happy" pals to accomplish a seemingly impossible feat. From countless car ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominic Sena
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Giovanni Ribisi  •  Angelina Jolie  •  T.J. Cross

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

TragicEmotionalTear-jerkerDramatic

Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Hilary Swank  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Jay Baruchel

Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Hilary Swank  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Jay Baruchel

The United States of Leland (2003)

Thought provokingEmotionalDepressingHeartbreaking

A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Ryan Hoge
CAST:  Don Cheadle  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Chris Klein  •  Kevin Spacey

A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Ryan Hoge
CAST:  Don Cheadle  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Chris Klein  •  Kevin Spacey

Walkout (2006)

Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. Set against the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward James Olmos
CAST:  Alexa PenaVega  •  Michael Peña  •  Yancey Arias  •  Laura Harring

Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. Set against the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward James Olmos
CAST:  Alexa PenaVega  •  Michael Peña  •  Yancey Arias  •  Laura Harring

World Trade Center (2006)

After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Maria Bello  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Michael Peña

After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Maria Bello  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Michael Peña

The Calcium Kid (2004)

When milkman Jimmy Connelly accidentally puts Britain's contender for the World title out of action, he is propelled from amateur boxer to the world stage and announced as the replacement contender for the championship fight.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex De Rakoff
CAST:  Orlando Bloom  •  Michael Peña  •  Michael Lerner  •  Billie Piper

When milkman Jimmy Connelly accidentally puts Britain's contender for the World title out of action, he is propelled from amateur boxer to the world stage and announced as the replacement contender for the championship fight.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex De Rakoff
CAST:  Orlando Bloom  •  Michael Peña  •  Michael Lerner  •  Billie Piper

Boogie Boy (1998)

A man who has just been released from prison vows to start a new life, but is put to the test when an old cellmate appears.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Hamann
CAST:  Mark Dacascos  •  Joan Jett  •  John Hawkes  •  Emily Lloyd

A man who has just been released from prison vows to start a new life, but is put to the test when an old cellmate appears.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Hamann
CAST:  Mark Dacascos  •  Joan Jett  •  John Hawkes  •  Emily Lloyd

My Fellow Americans (1996)

They used to run the country. Now they're running for their lives! Two on-the-lam former Presidents of the United States. Framed in a scandal by the current President and pursued by armed agents, the two squabbling political foes plunge into a desperately frantic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  James Garner  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  John Heard

They used to run the country. Now they're running for their lives! Two on-the-lam former Presidents of the United States. Framed in a scandal by the current President and pursued by armed agents, the two squabbling political foes plunge into a desperately frantic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  James Garner  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  John Heard

Love Object (2003)

The twisted tale of Kenneth, socially insecure technical writer who forms an obsessive relationship with "Nikki", an anatomically accurate silicone sex doll he orders over the Internet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Parigi
CAST:  Desmond Harrington  •  Melissa Sagemiller  •  Udo Kier  •  Rip Torn

The twisted tale of Kenneth, socially insecure technical writer who forms an obsessive relationship with "Nikki", an anatomically accurate silicone sex doll he orders over the Internet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Parigi
CAST:  Desmond Harrington  •  Melissa Sagemiller  •  Udo Kier  •  Rip Torn

Bellyfruit (1999)

Three very different Los Angeles teenage girls find themselves pregnant and dealing with poverty, drugs and confusion. Shanika (Tamara LaSeon Bass) has a drug addict for a mother and is currently living in a foster home. Araceley (Tonatzin Mondragon) tries living ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kerri Green
CAST:  Tamara LaSeon Bass  •  Tonatzin Mondragon  •  Kelly Vint Castro  •  Michael Peña

Three very different Los Angeles teenage girls find themselves pregnant and dealing with poverty, drugs and confusion. Shanika (Tamara LaSeon Bass) has a drug addict for a mother and is currently living in a foster home. Araceley (Tonatzin Mondragon) tries living ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kerri Green
CAST:  Tamara LaSeon Bass  •  Tonatzin Mondragon  •  Kelly Vint Castro  •  Michael Peña

Turbo (2013)

Action-packedCleverEnjoyable

The tale of an ordinary garden snail who dreams of winning the Indy 500.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Soren
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Michael Peña  •  Samuel L. Jackson

The tale of an ordinary garden snail who dreams of winning the Indy 500.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Soren
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Michael Peña  •  Samuel L. Jackson

Frontera (2014)

After crossing the border illegally for work, Miguel, a hard-working father and devoted husband, finds himself wrongfully accused of murdering a former sheriff’s wife. After learning of his imprisonment, Miguel’s pregnant wife tries to come to his aid and lands in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Berry
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Eva Longoria  •  Michael Peña  •  Amy Madigan

After crossing the border illegally for work, Miguel, a hard-working father and devoted husband, finds himself wrongfully accused of murdering a former sheriff’s wife. After learning of his imprisonment, Miguel’s pregnant wife tries to come to his aid and lands in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Berry
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Eva Longoria  •  Michael Peña  •  Amy Madigan

Fury (2014)

Action-packedGrippingDramaticIntense

In the last months of World War II, as the Allies make their final push in the European theatre, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant named 'Wardaddy' commands a Sherman tank called 'Fury' and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Logan Lerman  •  Jon Bernthal

In the last months of World War II, as the Allies make their final push in the European theatre, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant named 'Wardaddy' commands a Sherman tank called 'Fury' and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Logan Lerman  •  Jon Bernthal
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