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Paul Calderon

He was born in Puerto Rico 1959. Calderon moved to New York with his family at the age of six, where he grew up on the streets of the Lower East Side and Spanish Harlem. Following some time in college, he enlisted in the United States Army and served overseas as an infantryman. Returning to the States, Calderon set his sights on an acting career. Starting out on the New York stage, he won an Obie Award for his performance in Blade to the Heat at the Public Theatre. His most notable Broadway role was opposite Robert De Niro in Cuba and His Teddy Bear. Calderon also appeared off-Broadway in such plays as Requiem For A Heavyweight and Divine Horsemen, and played Achilles in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of Troilus and Cressida in Central Park. He is a founding member of the Touchstone Theatre, the American Folk Theatre and the Labyrinth Theatre Company. Calderon was originally slated to portray the role of Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction; Samuel L. Jackson was subsequently given the role. Correction Samuel Jackson told Tarantino he had messed up by not casting him in Reservoir Dogs. Tarantino agreed and told him he was writing a script and had a character that he had written specifically with Jackson in mind. Calderon had a better initial reading than Jackson and Tarantino gave serious consideration to casting him as Jules Winnfield. Calderon portrays Paul the bartender in dialogue scene between Butch Coolidge and Marsellus Wallace. Calderon also co-wrote Abel Ferrara's 1992 crime drama Bad Lieutenant, starring Harvey Keitel. Calderon acted in The Last Castle and the critically acclaimed independent feature Girlfight. His more than three dozen film credits also include Out of Sight, Cop Land, Four Rooms, Pulp Fiction, Bad Lieutenant, The Firm, The Addiction, Q & A, Sea of Love, Clockers and King of New York. In addition, he has made numerous guest appearances on television series, including recurring roles on Dream Street, Law & Order and Miami Vice. In 2010, Calderon is set to star as The Businessman in Sanzhar Sultanov's crime drama - The Story.

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Jan 1, 1959 In Puerto Rico
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Citizen Kane 1941-04-17
Latest Project:
Movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 2019-12-18
Known For
Movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Paul 2019-12-18
Movie Joker Paul 2019-10-02
Movie Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Paul 2019-07-24
Movie The Irishman Paul 2019-11-01
Movie A Star Is Born Paul 2018-10-03
Movie Sicario: Day of the Soldado Paul 2018-06-27
Movie Solo: A Star Wars Story Paul 2018-05-15
Movie Super Troopers 2 Paul 2018-04-19
Movie Ready Player One Paul 2018-03-28
Movie Red Sparrow Paul 2018-02-28
Movie Game Night Paul 2018-02-22
Movie Black Panther Paul 2018-02-13
Movie Fifty Shades Freed Paul 2018-01-17
Movie Coco Paul 2017-10-27
Movie Lady Bird Paul 2017-09-08
Movie Thor: Ragnarok Paul 2017-10-25
Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi Paul 2017-12-13
Movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Paul 2017-11-10
Movie The Shape of Water Paul 2017-12-01
Movie I, Tonya Paul 2017-12-08
Movie The Hateful Eight Paul 2015-12-25
Movie Sicario Paul 2015-09-17
Movie The Wolf of Wall Street Paul 2013-12-25
Movie This Is the End Paul 2013-06-12
Movie Seven Psychopaths Paul 2012-09-07
Movie The Other Guys Paul 2010-08-06
Movie Inglourious Basterds Paul 2009-08-18
Movie Gran Torino Paul 2008-12-09
Movie Step Brothers Paul 2008-07-25
Movie The Dark Knight Paul 2008-07-16
Movie Slumdog Millionaire Paul 2008-05-12
Movie In Bruges Paul 2008-02-08
Movie There Will Be Blood Paul 2007-12-28
Movie No Country for Old Men Paul 2007-11-08
Movie The Darjeeling Limited Paul 2007-09-07
Movie Superbad Paul 2007-08-17
Movie Death Proof Paul 2007-05-21
Movie The Departed Paul 2006-10-05
Movie The Foot Fist Way Paul 2006-06-24
Movie V for Vendetta Paul 2006-02-23
Movie Batman Begins Paul 2005-06-10
Movie Sideways Paul 2004-10-22
Movie Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Paul 2004-04-16
Movie Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Paul 2003-10-10
Movie Elf Paul 2003-10-09
Movie 21 Grams Brown 2003-03-05
Movie Gangs of New York Paul 2002-12-14
Movie Memento Paul 2000-10-11
Movie Snatch Paul 2000-09-01
Movie Girlfight Sandro Guzman 2000-05-01
Movie Gladiator Paul 2000-05-01
Movie American Psycho Paul 2000-01-21
Movie Fight Club Paul 1999-10-15
Movie Magnolia Paul 1999-12-10
Movie The Green Mile Paul 1999-12-10
Movie The Big Lebowski Paul 1998-03-06
Movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Paul 1998-05-22
Movie Titanic Paul 1997-11-18
Movie Boogie Nights Paul 1997-10-07
Movie Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Paul 1997-05-02
Movie Jackie Brown Paul 1997-04-10
Movie The Usual Suspects Paul 1995-07-19
Movie The Addiction Professor 1995-01-10
Movie Braveheart Paul 1995-05-24
Movie Friday Paul 1995-04-26
Movie Se7en Paul 1995-09-22
Movie Casino Paul 1995-11-22
Movie Four Rooms Norman 1995-12-09
Movie Heat Paul 1995-12-15
Movie Dumb and Dumber Paul 1994-12-16
Movie The Shawshank Redemption Paul 1994-09-23
Movie Pulp Fiction Paul 1994-09-10
Movie Natural Born Killers Paul 1994-08-25
Movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Paul 1994-02-04
Movie Bad Lieutenant Cop #1 1992-09-16
Movie Reservoir Dogs Paul 1992-09-02
Movie Boyz n the Hood Paul 1991-07-12
Movie The Silence of the Lambs Paul 1991-02-01
Movie GoodFellas Paul 1990-09-12
Movie King of New York Joey Dalesio 1990-07-18
Movie Sea of Love Serafino 1989-09-15
Movie The Lost Boys Paul 1987-07-31
Movie Big Trouble in Little China Paul 1986-05-30
Movie Rocky IV Paul 1985-11-21
Movie Weird Science Paul 1985-08-01
Movie The Goonies Paul 1985-06-07
Movie The Breakfast Club Paul 1985-02-15
Movie Gremlins Paul 1984-06-07
Movie Scarface Paul 1983-12-08
Movie Return of the Jedi Paul 1983-05-25
Movie Raiders of the Lost Ark Paul 1981-06-12
Movie Raging Bull Paul 1980-11-14
Movie The Shining Paul 1980-05-23
Movie The Empire Strikes Back Paul 1980-05-20
Movie Apocalypse Now Paul 1979-08-15
Movie Alien Paul 1979-05-25
Movie The Deer Hunter Paul 1978-03-09
Movie Up in Smoke Paul 1978-01-01
Movie Star Wars Paul 1977-05-25
Movie Taxi Driver Paul 1976-02-09
Movie Jaws Paul 1975-06-18
Movie The Godfather: Part II Paul 1974-12-20
Movie High Plains Drifter Paul 1973-04-19
Movie The Godfather Paul 1972-03-14
Movie A Clockwork Orange Paul 1971-12-19
Movie The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Paul 1966-12-23
Movie Citizen Kane Paul 1941-04-17