More Clifton Collins Jr. Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Rules of Attraction)CLIFTON COLLINS, JR. gained attention for two diverse roles last year, as drug dealer Francisco Flores (aka Frankie Flowers) in Steven Soderbergh's acclaimed Traffic (for which he, along with other cast members, won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance), and as Miter in Joel Schumacher's Tigerland. He was most recently seen in The Last Castle, alongside Robert Redford. Directed by Rod Lurie , Collins portrayed a mentally handicapped inmate who befriends his rebellious cellmate, played by Redford.
After making his motion picture debut in Lawrence Kasdan's Grand Canyon, Collins has been seen in such films as Menace II Society, Dead Presidents, Sgt. Bilko, The Replacement Killers, The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, Light It Up and Price of Glory. On television, Collins has been seen in such movies as For Richer, For Poorer, Witch Hunt and The Defenders: Taking the First, as well as a series regular on Crisis Center and guest appearances on Acapulco H.E.A.T., Walker, Texas Ranger, Land's End, ER, NYPD Blue and Martial Law.
Upcoming projects include Mindhunters, which centers around a group of FBI profilers on a remote training mission. Costars include Val Kimer and L.L. Cool J. In addition, Collin can be seen in An American Girl, opposite Brad Renfro and Jena Malone.
Collins, the grandson of famed character actor Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales, won a Nosotros Golden Eagle Award as Most Promising Actor in 1998.
Bio courtesy Lionsgate Films for "The Rules of Attraction" (08-Aug-2002)