About Edward James Olmos
Award-Winning Hispanic American Actor, Producer, and Civic Activist.
In April 1999, Olmos launched a nationwide multimedia project called Americanos: Latino Life in the United States, a celebration of Latino culture through photography, film, music, and the printed word. The project is co-sponsored by Time Warner Inc., and is designed to inspire Latino pride and to build bridges among Latinos and others. Americanos includes a five-year traveling photography exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Institution; a music CD featuring Latino artists; a documentary to air on HBO; and a book of essays, photos, and commentary by today's most notable figures in the Hispanic community co-edited by Olmos.
In 1997, Olmos starred as Abraham Quintanilla in the much-anticipated Warner Bros. feature film release of Selena. He also starred in the acclaimed film 12 Angry Men for Showtime television, directed by William Friedkin. –In 1996, he starred in the ABC miniseries Dead Man's Walk, which was the prequel to Lonesome Dove. He also completed the movie The Limbic Region, and starred in the critically acclaimed Sony Pictures Classic thriller Caught.
Edward James Olmos spoke at 8:00pm on Monday, October 2, 2006, at the LBJ Student Center Mall (between the Library and LBJ Student Center):
Photo by Monty Marion / Star photo.