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  • Michael Pena

    Born on January 13, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois

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American Hustle (2013)

Michael Pena as "Paco Hernandez/Sheik Abdullah"

Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) dabbles in forgery and loan-sharking, but when he falls for fellow grifter Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), things change in a big way. Caught red-handed by FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper), Irv and Sydney are forced to work under cover as part of DiMaso's sting operation to nail a New Jersey mayor (Jeremy Renner). Meanwhile, Irv's jealous wife (Jennifer Lawrence) may be the one to bring everyone's world crashing down. Based on the 1970s Abscam case.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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'Ant-Man': Evangeline Lilly Under the Microscope for Lead

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Feb 6th 2014, 6:30AM

Feb 6th 2014, 6:30AM

'Cesar Chavez' Trailer: Michael Peña Fights For Workers' Rights (VIDEO)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jan 20th 2014, 4:00AM

Jan 20th 2014, 4:00AM

Is 'Ant-Man' Adding Michael Pena to Its Cast?

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jan 15th 2014, 5:00AM

Jan 15th 2014, 5:00AM

End Of Watch Puts Raw Spin On Buddy Cop Genre

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on Sep 13th 2012, 3:09PM

Sep 13th 2012, 3:09PM

Will Ferrell Decides that 'Everything Must Go' (TIFF 2010 Review)

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Sep 14th 2010, 1:15PM

Sep 14th 2010, 1:15PM

Can Will Ferrell Pull Off Drama?

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Mar 22nd 2010, 3:53PM

Mar 22nd 2010, 3:53PM

Orlando Bloom Has Rx for Next Role

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Feb 1st 2010, 8:53PM

Feb 1st 2010, 8:53PM

Herzog/Lynch Pic Gets a Surprising Cast

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Feb 9th 2009, 9:02AM

Feb 9th 2009, 9:02AM

News Bites: Interviewing Faye Dunaway, Sports Heroes, and 'The Shield'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Oct 7th 2008, 5:03PM

Oct 7th 2008, 5:03PM

Geek Daily: Brett Ratner's Feeling Chatty, Rorschach's Watching Fox, and Transformers Rise

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Sep 24th 2008, 5:02AM

Sep 24th 2008, 5:02AM

Seth Rogen's Mall Cop Movie Gets More Cast

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Apr 24th 2008, 9:02AM

Apr 24th 2008, 9:02AM

DVD Review: Lions for Lambs

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Apr 8th 2008, 7:02AM

Apr 8th 2008, 7:02AM

Oliver Stone's 'Pinkville' Gets Delayed

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Nov 19th 2007, 6:36AM

Nov 19th 2007, 6:36AM

Michael Pitt in Talks for 'Pinkville'

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Nov 13th 2007, 8:02AM

Nov 13th 2007, 8:02AM

Xzibit Set to Pimp 'Pinkville'

Posted by
Erik Davis on Nov 12th 2007, 7:02AM

Nov 12th 2007, 7:02AM

Review: Lions for Lambs

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Nov 9th 2007, 6:02AM

Nov 9th 2007, 6:02AM

Woody Harrelson Reteams with Oliver Stone for 'Pinkville'

Posted by
Erik Davis on Oct 25th 2007, 8:32AM

Oct 25th 2007, 8:32AM

EXCLUSIVE: Images from 'Lions for Lambs'

Posted by
Erik Davis on Oct 1st 2007, 8:02AM

Oct 1st 2007, 8:02AM

Rachel McAdams Will Star As Iraq War Veteran In 'The Return'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Mar 7th 2007, 7:33AM

Mar 7th 2007, 7:33AM

Derek Luke Trades Lions for Lambs

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jan 25th 2007, 4:33PM

Jan 25th 2007, 4:33PM

Review: World Trade Center -- Ryan's Take

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Aug 8th 2006, 6:07AM

Aug 8th 2006, 6:07AM

Early Review of World Trade Center

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Jul 12th 2006, 7:05AM

Jul 12th 2006, 7:05AM

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