King of the Jungle (2000 film)

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King of the Jungle
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Directed by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Written bySeth Zvi Rosenfeld
Starring John Leguizamo
Rosie Perez
Julie Carmen
Cliff Gorman
Michael Rapaport
Marisa Tomei
Justin Pierce
Annabella Sciora
Judy Reyes
Richie Perez
Ian Blaze Kelley
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams
Release date
  • October 12, 2000 (2000-10-12)
CountryUnited States

King of the Jungle is a 2000 American drama film starring John Leguizamo, Rosie Perez, Michael Rapaport, Marisa Tomei, Rosario Dawson, Julie Carmen, Justin Pierce and Cliff Gorman. It was written and directed by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld.

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John Leguizamo Colombian and American actor, film producer, voice artist, and comedian

John Alberto Leguizamo is an American actor, voice artist, comedian, producer, playwright and screenwriter. He rose to fame with a co-starring role in the action comedy Super Mario Bros. (1993) as Luigi and a supporting role in the crime drama Carlito's Way (1993). Other roles include Sid the Sloth in the animated Ice Age films (2002–2016) and the narrator of the sitcom The Brothers García (2000–2004). His other notable films are To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, Spawn, Moulin Rouge!, Land of the Dead, Chef, John Wick, John Wick: Chapter 2, The Happening, and Romeo + Juliet. He had a recurring role on ER and was a series regular on The Kill Point. He is also known for his role as Ozzy Delvecchio on Bloodline.


Rosie Perez American actress, singer, dancer, and choreographer

Rosa María Perez is an American actress, singer, community activist, talk show host, author, dancer, and choreographer. Her film breakthrough was in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing (1989), which she followed with White Men Can't Jump (1992). Among many honors, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Fearless (1993). She was also nominated for three Emmy Awards for her work as a choreographer on In Living Color. In 2007, Perez starred on Broadway as Googie Gomez in a revival of The Ritz, and she was nominated for an Indie Spirit Award for her performance in The Take. Perez was a regular host on The View and in 2015 she returned to Broadway to star in Fish in the Dark, a play written by Larry David.

Julie Carmen American actress, dancer and psychotherapist

Julie Carmen is an American actress, dancer and a licensed psychotherapist. She came to prominence onscreen in the 1980s, winning the Venice Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Award for her role in John Cassavetes' film, Gloria (1980), opposite Gena Rowlands. Her acting training was with Sanford Meisner at Neighborhood Playhouse and with Uta Hagen at HB Studios. Carmen was on the Board of Directors of both Women in Film for three years and IFP/West for six years.

Cliff Gorman American actor

Cliff Gorman was an American stage and screen actor. He won an Obie award in 1968 for the stage presentation of The Boys in the Band, and went on to reprise his role in the 1970 film version.

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