• Edward James Olmos

    Edward James Olmos

    Born on February 24th, 1947

    From Los Angeles, California

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The Burning Season Poster

The Burning Season

Based on real events, this film recounts the story of Chico Mendes (Raul Julia), a laborer in the Brazilian Amazon who rebels against his employers. Aware that workers are being exploited, Mendes attempts to unionize his compatriots for better wages and conditions. Since developers aim to cut away vast swaths of the rain forest in order to make the area more accessible for industry, Mendes decides to make a stand for the environment as well. But Mendes' activism makes him a target.

Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Golden Globe (1995)
Won
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Golden Globe (1989)
Nominated
Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (1986)
Won
Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Won
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Stand and Deliver Poster

Stand and Deliver

Los Angeles high school teacher Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos) is being hassled by tough students like Angel Guzman (Lou Diamond Phillips). But Jaime is also pressured by his bosses, who want him to control his raucous classroom. Caught in the middle, he opts to immerse his students in higher math. After intensive study, his students ace California's calculus test, only to learn that their scores are being questioned. They'll have to retake the exam in order to quiet the critics.

Golden Globe (1989)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated
Actor in a Leading Role