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Tuesday February 7, 2012

One of Hollywood’s Puerto Rican Veterans, Luis Guzman Says he’s a “Good Person”

One of Hollywood’s Puerto Rican Veterans, Luis Guzman Says he’s a “Good Person”

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Puerto Rico-born Luis Guzman, one of Hollywood’s favorite character actors, stars in “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” which makes its debut on Friday, a family adventure that is his first 3D film.

It’s been almost two decades since viewers first saw his shady-looking face in “Carlito’s Way” (1993), the film in which he became famous as Al Pacino’s bodyguard, and since then the actor has become an ongoing presence in Hollywood thanks to his various roles.

“I think that part of my secret is that I do good work, I have a good heart and I’m a good person,” Guzman told Efe. “I get along well with people and I have great respect for directors, producers and actors. Hollywood has given me so much love,” he added.

Guzman has appeared in films such as “Boogie Nights” (1996), “Magnolia” (1999) and “Punch-Drunk Love” (2002), directed by Paul Thomas Anderson; “Out of Sight” (1997) and “Traffic” (2000) by Steven Soderbergh, and “Snake Eyes” (1998) by Brian de Palma.

These are very different films for an actor who immerses himself in a family like “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” the sequel to “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (2008).

The film also stars Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Vanessa Hudgens, Michael Caine and Kristin Davis.

“It’s my first 3D film and, truthfully, it looks stupendously good. Just like my role!” remarked Guzman, laughing. “I think that 3D is important today and it will be part of the future of movies, but I also think that they’re never going to replace us actors,” he said.