Ant-Man is a 2015 Marvel super-hero film featuring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, and Corey Stoll. The movie also includes Michael Pena on a supporting role as the fast-talking thief, Luis.
#2Ant-Man and the Wasp
Ant-Man and the Wasp is the 2018 sequel to the movie that featured one of Michael Pena's most comedic performances in his films. The movie brings him back to take on his hilarious role.
#3World Trade Center
World Trade Center is a 2006 movie that follows the story of two rescue team members during the 9/11 tragedy. Michael Pena co-stars with Nicolas Cage in the film as officer Will Jimeno.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that Michael Peña credits Scientology for his acting skills? The Mexican-American actor has risen to fame and is now arguably the biggest Latino star in Hollywood. With movies and TV shows here and there, he credits Study Tech with making him a more confident reader. According to the actor, this helped him in the understanding of scripts. Study Tech is a teaching method developed by L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, where Peña has been a member of since 2000. He credits his improved learning from the organization's methods that helped him with acting. However, his rise to household name status is undeniably a product of almost two decades worth of work.
Michael Peña has been on it all. He has been part of straight-faced Oscar contenders like Crash, American Hustle, and The Martian. He has also had comedic turns in other people’s star vehicles, such as with movies Tower Heist and 30 Minutes or Less. In recent years though, his status as a certified Hollywood name has reached broader audiences. His role in the Ant-Man movies as a scene-stealer definitely helped his cause to be more identified. Thanks to these roles, he has been recently cast in different Netflix shows. This includes him landing a co-starring role in Narcos: Mexico. His latest project sees him in the leading role in a big-budget, effects-heavy sci-fi epic. This is Netflix’s Extinction where he once again showcased his acting talents. Whether you like his works or not, there is no doubt that Michael Peña's movies and TV shows have made him known worldwide.
CHIPS is a 2017 American action comedy buddy cop film and is one of the more fun Michael Pena movies out there. It is written and directed by Dax Shepard, based on a 1977 TV series.
#5End of Watch
End of Watch is a riveting action thriller film that stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. The movie follows young LA police officers who find themselves doing their job amidst rival gangs.
The Martian is a film distributed by 20th Century Fox. Released in 2015, The Martian was directed by Ridley Scott and features Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain in the lead roles.
#7War on Everyone
War on Everyone is a dark comedy movie directed by John Michael McDonagh. Released 2016 and distributed by Icon Film Distribution, the movie starred Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Peña, Tessa Thompson, Caleb Landry Jones, and Theo James.
American Hustle is a comedy-crime movie directed by David O. Russell. Released in 2013, it was based on the FBI ABSCAM operation in the 1970s. The film starred Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner.