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Biography #2 (for Domino)

A powerful presence, Delroy Lindo (Claremont Williams III), 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.

Most recently he appeared in Sahara starring Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz and William H. Macy, and in the sci-fi thriller, The Core, with Hilary Swank, Aaron Eckhart and Tcheky Karyo.

Other memorable roles for which he garnered critical acclaim include Bob Lane in David Mamet's Heist, co-starring Gene Hackman and Danny DeVito; Mr. Rose in The Cider House Rules; and Rodney in Spike Lee's drama Clockers. He also worked with Lee on Crooklyn and Malcolm X, the latter earning him an NAACP Image Award nomination.

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. He also portrayed Ricardo Thornton in the critically acclaimed CBS drama Profoundly Normal. He starred as Clarence Thomas in the Peabody Award winner, Strange Justice, directed by Ernest Dickerson and co-starring Regina Taylor, Louis Gossett Jr., Paul Winfield and Mandy Patinkin for Showtime, and portrayed baseball legend Satchel Paige in the stirring sports drama, Soul of the Game. Delroy also played Arctic explorer Matthew Henson in Glory and Honor for TNT and appeared in HBO's First Time Felon.

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. Lindo has also worked extensively off-Broadway and in regional theaters throughout the United States and Canada.

For television, Lindo conceived, directed, hosted and produced three fascinating, in-depth documentaries -- Delroy Lindo on Spike Lee, Delroy Lindo in Conversations with Charles Burnett and Delroy Lindo and Joan Chen: A Conversation.

He will next work with writer/director Deborah Kampmeier in her poignant southern drama, Hounddog. Lindo will co-star with David Morse and Robin Wright-Penn.

Bio courtesy New Line Cinema for "Domino" (16-Oct-2005)

Biography #3 (for Heist)

Delroy Lindo was most recently seen in Gone in 60 Seconds, opposite Nicolas Cage and Robert Duvall, and was critically noted as Mr. Rose in John Irving's The Cider House Rules.

Lindo also garnered critical acclaim for his role as Rodney in Spike Lee's contemporary urban drama Clockers. He worked with Lee on Crooklyn, and on Malcolm X, for which he earned an NAACP Image Award nomination. Recent films include a role as Clarence Thomas in Showtime's Peabody Award-winning Strange Justice, directed by Ernest Dickerson and co-starring Regina Taylor, Louis Gosset Jr., Paul Winfield and Mandy Patinkin.

Lindo also starred as Matthew Henson, the African-American credited with co-discovering the North Pole with Robert E. Peary in TNT's Glory and Honor. He appeared in A Life Less Ordinary, directed by Danny Boyle, and co-starred opposite Mel Gibson in Ransom, directed by Ron Howard, for which he was nominated for an NAACP Image Award as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.

Lindo received an additional NAACP Image Award nomination, this time for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie/Mini-series, for his role as Satchel Paige in the HBO movie Soul of the Game, directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan.

He appeared with John Travolta and his Heist co-stars Gene Hackman and Danny DeVito in Get Shorty, again opposite Travolta and Christian Slater in John Woo's Broken Arrow, as well as in Feeling Minnesota, Romeo Must Die, Mr. Jones, Behanzin, Blood in Blood Out, The Hard Way, Bright Angel, Mountains of the Moon, The Blood of Heroes, and First Time Felon.

An accomplished stage actor, Lindo was nominated for both Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his performance as Herald Loomis in August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone. He also appeared on Broadway and on National Tour in Master Harold and the Boys, Off-Broadway in The Heliotrope Bouquet, in the New York Shakespeare Festival productions of As You Like It and Romeo and Juliet, and in Spell #7 and District Line, for the Negro Ensemble Company.

In addition, he was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for his performance as Walter Lee in A Raisin in the Sun at the Kennedy Center. He later won an Image Award for Best Actor when he reprised the role in the Los Angeles production. Lindo also conceived, hosted, executive produced and directed the documentary/interview Delroy Lindo on Spike Lee, broadcast on the Bravo Network and the Independent Film Channel, and Delroy Lindo in Conversation with Charles Burnett for Showtime.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Heist" (08-Feb-2003)