New movie, CHEF, starring John Leguizamo, premieres at SXSW

"Jon Favreau asked me to be apart of this move and asked 'Would I be willing to improvise and go off book?' I said 'Yeah, for you, anything man. You invented the independent film!' Swingers was the greatest independent film and the beginning of the whole thing and now he’s going back to it. I go 'Yeah, I’ll be the Latin Vince Vaughn!' We went on this incredible journey, I had to go to cooking school in restaurants for three weeks, work with chefs – do the whole business."

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John Leguizamo to be featured in "Playing on Air"

Playing on Air will record performances of plays in front of a live studio audience for the first time March 24 and 31 at 7:30 PM.

The program, which which produces short plays by prominent, contemporary American playwrights for a national audience via public radio and the Internet, will feature Tony Award nominee Bobby Cannavale (The Motherf**ker With the Hat, Glengarry Glen Ross), Julie Halston (The Divine Sister, The Tribute Artist), Tony Award winner Bill Irwin (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Old Hats), Tony Award nominee John Leguizamo (Freak, Ghetto Klown), Rosie Perez (The Ritz, Reckless) and Nilaja Sun.

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