awards & nominations

A Better Life (2011)

Demián Bichir as "Carlos Riquelme"

Carlos Galindo (Demián Bichir), a Mexican illegal immigrant and veteran Los Angeles day laborer, has trouble connecting with his son, Luis (José Julián), whose gang-affiliated girlfriend is tempting him to ignore his father's example of clean living. Carlos buys a truck to begin working as a self-employed man and earn more money, but when it is stolen, his hopes for a more affluent life are dashed. Unable to turn to the police for help, father and son embark on a quest to find the vehicle.

Academy Award (2011)NominatedActor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Weeds (2005)

Demián Bichir as "Esteban Reyes"

Widowed suburbanite Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) starts growing and selling marijuana to make enough money to support her family after her husband's unexpected death leaves her in big debt. Nancy has associates in her pot-growing business, which include Andy, who is her brother-in-law, and pot-smoking City Councilman Doug Wilson. Then there's the business of trying to keep the whole thing secret from people like her neighbor Celia.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)NominatedOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

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