Rodriguez in the ShoWest spotlight

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Freddy Rodriguez will be honored as supporting actor of the year at ShoWest, the annual film industry convention set for March 12-15 at the Bally's and Paris hotels in Las Vegas.

Rodriguez, who most recently appeared as part of the ensemble cast of "Bobby," which the Weinstein Co. released through MGM, will next be seen in Dimension Films' "Grindhouse," which opens nationwide April 6.

"Since bursting onto the scene with his critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated role on HBO's 'Six Feet Under,' Rodriguez has gone on to bring impressive performances to such notable films as 'Dreamer,' 'Lady in the Water' and 'Bobby,' " said Mitch Neuhauser, ShoWest co-managing director.

He will be presented with the award March 15 at ShoWest's closing-night ceremony.

Rodriguez will appear in director Robert Rodriguez's half of "Grindhouse," which is titled "Planet Terror."

Rodriguez received an Emmy nomination, two SAG Awards as part of a dramatic TV series ensemble, two Alma Awards and three Imagen Awards for his work on "Six Feet Under." His film credits include "Harsh Times," "A Walk in the Clouds," "Dead Presidents" and "Poseidon," and he has made guest TV appearances on "Scrubs" and "ER."

ShoWest is managed by Nielsen Business Media, parent company of The Hollywood Reporter.
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