A powerful presence, Delroy Lindo possesses the ability to metamorphose into some of the most memorable characters audiences have seen on screen in the past decade; he has earned kudos as an actor's actor and an actor's director. Lindo's impressive filmography also includes such features as Wondrous Oblivion, The Last Castle, The One, Gone in 60 Seconds, Ransom (for which he received an NAACP Image Award nomination for his role opposite Mel Gibson), A Life Less Ordinary with Cameron Diaz and Ewan McGregor, Get Shorty, again with Hackman and DeVito, Broken Arrow (with John Travolta), Feeling Minnesota, Romeo Must Die, Mr. Jones, L'Exil du Roi Behanzin, The Devil's Advocate, Bright Angel and Mountains of the Moon. On the small screen, Lindo was recently seen in Lackawanna Blues for HBO and in The Exonerated for Court TV.
On Broadway, Lindo appeared in August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone, for which he received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. He also starred in Master Harold and the Boys both on Broadway and for the play's National Tour, as well as headlining the Kennedy Center and the Los Angeles productions of A Raisin in the Sun for which he received the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor as well as a nomination for the Helen Hayes Award. Most recently, Lindo directed a production of Joe Turner's Come and Gone for Berkeley Repertory Theatre (November 5-December 14, 2008)
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