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  • John Ortiz

    Born on May 23, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York

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American Gangster (2007)

John Ortiz as "Javier J. Rivera"

Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) earns his living as a chauffeur to one of Harlem's leading mobsters. After his boss dies, Frank uses his own ingenuity and strict business code to become one of the inner city's most powerful crime bosses. Meanwhile, veteran cop Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) senses a change in the mob's power structure and looks for ways to bring his opponent to justice.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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