Today’s Page Six has a funny item from one of our favorite character actors of all time, Luis Guzman. It reads:
LUIS Guzman has appeared in nearly 100 movies and TV shows over 30 years – but people know him best for a film he wasn’t even in. “To this day, I am recognized as the guy who killed Patrick Swayze in ‘Ghost,’ ” Manhattan-born Guzman tells Page Six. “Only that wasn’t me – it was an actor named Rick Aviles. It’s weird, but that’s the role I’m known for.”
This is abominable, people. Luis Guzman, or “The Gooz”, is one of Hollywood’s finest actors! And he’s being confused for another dude who kind of sort of looks like him and was in one hit movie!
Which is why we would like to do Luis Guzman a favor to help him receive the recognition he deserves. So here A Handy Guide to Telling the Difference Between Luis Guzman and Rick Aviles. Let’s get started:
Rick Aviles: Was born in 1952 in New York, New York.
Luis Guzman: Was born on New Year’s Day in 1957 in Cayey, Puerto Rico.
Rick Aviles: Was a stand-up comedian before his big break in the 1981 movie Cannonball Run.
Luis Guzman: Did social work before landing his first part in Crocodile Dundee 2 as Hunter.
Rick Aviles: Has had supporting roles in Joe’s Apartment, Waterworld, The Godfather: Part III, and The Secret of My Succe$s.
Luis Guzman: Has had supporting roles in Boogie Nights, Traffic, Punch-Drunk Love, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, and Anger Management.
Rick Aviles: Passed away at 42 years old after contracting HIV as a result of heroin abuse.
Luis Guzman: Is still alive.
Luis Guzman: Lives with his wife and 5 children in Vermont.
Rick Aviles: Is no longer living.
Luis Guzman: Pronounces his first name “Loo-ee.”
Rick Aviles: Pronounces his name “Rick”.
Luis Guzman: Is the greatest living American character actor after only about 10 other guys. He is also the only man who could have improved upon the Werewolf Bar Mitzvah video simply by appearing in it.
Rick Aviles: Is a terribly tragic Hollywood story. Also he killed Patrick Swayze in Ghost.
We hope this clears things up, Loo-ee!