Lou Diamond Phillips

Lou Diamond Phillips is an American film, television, and stage actor. His breakthrough came when he starred in the film La Bamba. He earned a supporting actor Golden Globe Award nomination for his role in Stand and Deliver and a Tony Award nomination for his role in The King and I. Other notable films in which Phillips has starred include Courage Under Fire, Che, and Love Takes Wing. Outside of acting, he has become notable for finishing 186th in the 2009 World Series of Poker World Championships "No Limit Texas hold 'em" main event. Description above from the Wikipedia article Lou Diamond Phillips, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Brokedown Palace (1999)

Best friends Alice and Darlene take a trip to Thailand after graduating high school. In Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man, who calls himself Nick Parks. Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on his offer to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Claire Danes  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Bill Pullman  •  Jacqueline Kim

Best friends Alice and Darlene take a trip to Thailand after graduating high school. In Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man, who calls himself Nick Parks. Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on his offer to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Claire Danes  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Bill Pullman  •  Jacqueline Kim

Courage Under Fire (1996)

Dramatic

A US Army officer, who made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up, has been reassigned to a desk job. He is tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor. At first all seems in order. But then he begins to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Meg Ryan  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Matt Damon

A US Army officer, who made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up, has been reassigned to a desk job. He is tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor. At first all seems in order. But then he begins to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Meg Ryan  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Matt Damon

Fingerprints (2006)

Fresh out of rehab, a young woman moves back in with her parents and sister, and soon becomes involved in a mystery that has left people in her town paralyzed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Basil
CAST:  Leah Pipes  •  Kristin Cavallari  •  Josh Henderson  •  Andrew Lawrence

Fresh out of rehab, a young woman moves back in with her parents and sister, and soon becomes involved in a mystery that has left people in her town paralyzed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Basil
CAST:  Leah Pipes  •  Kristin Cavallari  •  Josh Henderson  •  Andrew Lawrence

Che: Part Two (2009)

After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. Through this story, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Benicio del Toro  •  Catalina Sandino Moreno  •  Franka Potente  •  Demián Bichir

After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. Through this story, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Benicio del Toro  •  Catalina Sandino Moreno  •  Franka Potente  •  Demián Bichir

Hollywood Homicide (2003)

Joe Gavilan and his new partner K. C. Calden, are detectives on the beat in Tinseltown. Neither one of them really wants to be a cop, Gavilan moonlights as a real estate broker, and Calden is an aspiring actor moonlighting as a yoga instructor. When the two are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Lena Olin  •  Bruce Greenwood

Joe Gavilan and his new partner K. C. Calden, are detectives on the beat in Tinseltown. Neither one of them really wants to be a cop, Gavilan moonlights as a real estate broker, and Calden is an aspiring actor moonlighting as a yoga instructor. When the two are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Lena Olin  •  Bruce Greenwood

La Bamba (1987)

TragicDramaticEmotionalMusical

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Valdez
CAST:  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Danielle von Zerneck  •  Elizabeth Peña  •  Rosanna DeSoto

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Valdez
CAST:  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Danielle von Zerneck  •  Elizabeth Peña  •  Rosanna DeSoto

Red Water (2003)

In the quiet waters of the Mississippi, body parts are being discovered. No one knows what is behind it all, until a huge man eating bull shark turns up. This bull shark is different, as it can breath in fresh water, making a deadly encounter between anyone who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Robert Carner
CAST:  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Coolio  •  Jaimz Woolvett

In the quiet waters of the Mississippi, body parts are being discovered. No one knows what is behind it all, until a huge man eating bull shark turns up. This bull shark is different, as it can breath in fresh water, making a deadly encounter between anyone who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Robert Carner
CAST:  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Coolio  •  Jaimz Woolvett

Stand and Deliver (1988)

Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top algebra and calculus ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramón Menéndez
CAST:  Edward James Olmos  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Rosanna DeSoto  •  Andy García

Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top algebra and calculus ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramón Menéndez
CAST:  Edward James Olmos  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Rosanna DeSoto  •  Andy García

Supernova (2000)

Set in the 22nd century, when a battered salvage ship sends out a distress signal, the seasoned crew of the rescue hospital ship Nova-17 responds. What they find is a black hole--that threatens to destroy both ships--and a mysterious survivor whose body quickly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Sholder  •  Walter Hill
CAST:  James Spader  •  Angela Bassett  •  Robert Forster  •  Lou Diamond Phillips

Set in the 22nd century, when a battered salvage ship sends out a distress signal, the seasoned crew of the rescue hospital ship Nova-17 responds. What they find is a black hole--that threatens to destroy both ships--and a mysterious survivor whose body quickly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Sholder  •  Walter Hill
CAST:  James Spader  •  Angela Bassett  •  Robert Forster  •  Lou Diamond Phillips

The Big Hit (1998)

Affable hit man Melvin Smiley is constantly being scammed by his cutthroat colleagues in the life-ending business. So, when he and his fellow assassins kidnap the daughter of an electronics mogul, it's naturally Melvin who takes the fall when their prime score ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk Wong
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Christina Applegate  •  Avery Brooks

Affable hit man Melvin Smiley is constantly being scammed by his cutthroat colleagues in the life-ending business. So, when he and his fellow assassins kidnap the daughter of an electronics mogul, it's naturally Melvin who takes the fall when their prime score ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk Wong
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Christina Applegate  •  Avery Brooks

Young Guns (1988)

A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Cain
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Charlie Sheen

A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Cain
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Charlie Sheen

Young Guns II (1990)

Three of the original five "young guns" — Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Jose Chavez y Chavez (Lou Diamond Phillips), and Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland) — return in Young Guns, Part 2, which is the story of Billy the Kid and his race to safety in Old Mexico ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Murphy
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Christian Slater

Three of the original five "young guns" — Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Jose Chavez y Chavez (Lou Diamond Phillips), and Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland) — return in Young Guns, Part 2, which is the story of Billy the Kid and his race to safety in Old Mexico ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Murphy
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Christian Slater

Stark Raving Mad (2002)

A crook quietly plots his revenge against the boss who murdered his brother while working for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Drew Daywalt  •  David Schneider
CAST:  Seann William Scott  •  Timm Sharp  •  Suzy Nakamura  •  Patrick Been

A crook quietly plots his revenge against the boss who murdered his brother while working for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Drew Daywalt  •  David Schneider
CAST:  Seann William Scott  •  Timm Sharp  •  Suzy Nakamura  •  Patrick Been

A Show of Force (1990)

In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Barreto
CAST:  Amy Irving  •  Andy García  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Robert Duvall

In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Barreto
CAST:  Amy Irving  •  Andy García  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Robert Duvall

Picking Up the Pieces (2000)

A small New Mexican village discovers a severed hand that is considered a miracle of God, when it actually belongs to a murdered spouse with a husband in search of it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Aráu
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Sharon Stone  •  Alfonso Aráu  •  Brian Brophy

A small New Mexican village discovers a severed hand that is considered a miracle of God, when it actually belongs to a murdered spouse with a husband in search of it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Aráu
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Sharon Stone  •  Alfonso Aráu  •  Brian Brophy

The Invited (2010)

A young married couple who are pregnant with their first child moves into their turn-of-the-century home where they discover that a great evil has resided there for nearly a century, unleashed by a previous occupant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan McKinney
CAST:  Carlos Alazraqui  •  Dana Barron  •  Alfonso Freeman  •  Pam Grier

A young married couple who are pregnant with their first child moves into their turn-of-the-century home where they discover that a great evil has resided there for nearly a century, unleashed by a previous occupant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan McKinney
CAST:  Carlos Alazraqui  •  Dana Barron  •  Alfonso Freeman  •  Pam Grier

The Dark Wind (1991)

An Indian police officer is mixed up in murder and drug smuggling on the reservation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Errol Morris
CAST:  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Fred Ward  •  Lance Baker  •  Betty C. Barlow

An Indian police officer is mixed up in murder and drug smuggling on the reservation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Errol Morris
CAST:  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Fred Ward  •  Lance Baker  •  Betty C. Barlow

Time Bomb (1984)

A gang of terrorists tries to hijack a truck carrying plutonium.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Krasny
CAST:  Merlin Olsen  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Morgan Fairchild  •  Joseph Bottoms

A gang of terrorists tries to hijack a truck carrying plutonium.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Krasny
CAST:  Merlin Olsen  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Morgan Fairchild  •  Joseph Bottoms

Undertow (1996)

After his car breaks down, Jack seeks shelter, lost in a thunderstorm in a remote shack in the woods. He finds himself held at gunpoint by a deranged mountain man who lives there with his young wife. As the storm rages on, tension mounts in the small cabin. Matters ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Red
CAST:  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Mia Sara  •  Charles Dance

After his car breaks down, Jack seeks shelter, lost in a thunderstorm in a remote shack in the woods. He finds himself held at gunpoint by a deranged mountain man who lives there with his young wife. As the storm rages on, tension mounts in the small cabin. Matters ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Red
CAST:  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Mia Sara  •  Charles Dance

Hourglass (1996)

A business executive gets mixed up with a killer female and her lesbian roommate, who plot to take over his fashion business.  (more)

DIRECTION:  C. Thomas Howell
CAST:  C. Thomas Howell  •  Sofia Shinas  •  Anthony Clark  •  Colette O'Connell

A business executive gets mixed up with a killer female and her lesbian roommate, who plot to take over his fashion business.  (more)

DIRECTION:  C. Thomas Howell
CAST:  C. Thomas Howell  •  Sofia Shinas  •  Anthony Clark  •  Colette O'Connell
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