oscars_64_Edward James Olmos
Long before his memorable television roles in Battlestar Galactica and Dexter, Edward James Olmos earned rave reviews for his portrayal of real-life high school math teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver, an inspirational film that was added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2011. The Mexican American actor earned the only Academy Award nomination of his career for his stellar work in the film, in the Best Actor category. Olmos later founded Latino Public Broadcasting, which funds public television programming that focuses on issues affecting Latinos and advocates for diverse perspectives in public television
Best Actor, Stand and Deliver, 61st Academy Awards, Nominated
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