The 2019 Las Cruces International Film Festival (LCIFF), presented by Visit Las Cruces and NMSU, February 20-24, 2019 will honor George Lopez with the “Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Award” at a VIP reception on Thursday, February 21. The festival will also screen his film “The Chicano” at Allen Theatres Cineport 10 at 7:00 that evening.
Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy, late-night television, and Grammy Award nominations.
Lopez just finished shooting Walking With Herb in which he stars opposite Edward James Olmos and Kathleen Quinlan. The film is inspired by Joe S. Bullock’s novel of the same name. He is currently starring in Cinedigm’s thriller River Runs Red, the LCIFF Opening Night Film, with Taye Diggs, John Cusack, Luke Hemsworth, and RJ Mitte.
Lopez co-created, wrote, produced, and starred in Warner Bros. Television’s groundbreaking hit sitcom George Lopez, which ran for six seasons on ABC.
In 2015, Lopez was seen in the Lionsgate inspirational drama, Spare Parts. Produced by Lopez, the film is based on a true story about four undocumented Mexican-American teenagers from Phoenix who team up to build an underwater robot that wins the national robotics competition. He has voiced animated characters in a string of animated blockbuster films including Rafael in Rio and Rio 2 Grouchy Smurf in The Smurfs 1 and 2, and The Beverly Hills Chihuahua 1, 2, and 3.
In May 2004, Lopez’s autobiography, Why You Crying?, entered The New York Times Bestsellers List top 20. Lopez released his second memoir, I’m Not Gonna Lie And Other Lies You Tell When You Turn 50, in 2013 where he tells the unabashed and hilarious truth about aging – as only he can. Lopez was also the focus of the award-winning documentary Brown is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream.
In 2006, Lopez received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In addition, Time named him one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America, and the Harris Poll named him one of the Top Ten Favorite Television Personalities.