Chicago native, Michael PeÃ±a, is one of the busiest actors working in Hollywood today. The star of multiple Academy Award-nominated films, Michael’s meteoric rise has taken him from bit parts in independent films, to establishing himself as a major Hollywood actor when he starred in two Best Picture nominees in 2004, Crash, and Million Dollar Baby. This summer, aside from demonic horror The Vatican Tapes, Michael PeÃ±a can be seen in one of the summer’s most anticipated movies, Marvel’s ANT-MAN, which will thrill audiences when it hits theaters on July 17th! Before ANT-MAN hits theaters, let’s take a look at Michael PeÃ±a’s most memorable films.
Over a thirty-six hour period in Los Angeles, a handful of disparate people’s lives intertwine as they deal with the tense race relations that belie life in the city.
WORLD TRADE CENTER (2006)
Two Port Authority police officers become trapped under the rubble of the World Trade Center.
OBSERVE AND REPORT (2009)
Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper’s paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can’t bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective, is recruited to close the case.
END OF WATCH (2012)
This film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.
AMERICAN HUSTLE (2013)
A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey power brokers and mafia.
Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.