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December 12, 2009



                  Lucius Baston Pushes Fast Forward in His Acting Career, Slam Dunking the Role of Deshaun "Midget" Hackett, in "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" Starring Nicolas Cage; Speculated 2009 Oscar Nominee, "Best Actor" and Eva Mendes.  


        The Newcomer, Lucius Baston, Also Snags a Role in LifeTime Movie Network's

"The Wronged Man," Starring Acclaimed Actress Julia Ormand and in Tyler Perry's

 "House of Payne"

Hollywood, CA  (December 2009) Watch this actor: As he piles up roles in all the right places, critics say the intense and absorbing actor Lucius Baston, has film staying power; And is credibly paving his way among a few of Hollywood's brightest stars.


Some actors seem to come out of nowhere, making memorable appearances in films that cement their careers; that's just how it looks, the fact is: the actors that stick around have been paying their dues, over years of hard work and sweat.


Lucius Baston is no exception, except that, this newcomer has been landing considerable roles, right from the start of his busy career; Go figure. Like Kobe Bryant does with Basketball, Baston slam dunks the role of Deshaun "Midget" Hackett and carries his own weight impressively next to Nicolas Cage.


"I love what I do, I give absolutely everything I have to the characters I'm presenting, every single time; whether it's an audition or a role. I take the business very seriously. I'm in it for the long haul," Baston said. "Tyler Perry's, House of Payne on TBS is next on the radar."  Lucius Baston, is Leroy Williams in "Tyler Perry's House of Payne".


Lucius Baston played alongside Alan Thicke and Michael Winslow, in the 2009 medical Comedy "RoboDoc". And played in a notable number of smart roles over the last few years, in films including, "The Touch", "Unspeakable", "Father of Lies", "Bad lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans", starring Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes; which is playing in theaters now, and the upcoming LifeTime Movie Network's "The Wronged Man", starring the acclaimed Actress Julia Ormand.


"Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" is a 2010 Spirit Awards Nominee for Best Cinematography, and Oscar speculators say a "Best Actor" Nominee should come from this camp. Nicolas Cage said, Lucius Baston is ready; regarding Boston's Hollywood forecast. Watch this actor.


The Scoop 

"Tyler Perry's, House of Payne on TBS was already on the radar a year ago," -Lucius Baston

1.  Lucius Baston to play Leroy Williams, on Tyler Perry's House of Payne


2.  Again and again, for a Hollywood newcomer, Lucius Baston is booking considerable roles.


3.   Lucius Baston plays, Deshaun "Midget" Hackett in Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans, starring Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes (in theaters now).


4.   Lucius Baston plays the role of "Shelton" in the LifeTime Movie Network's "The Wrong Man," with Actress Julia Ormand, which airs January 17, 2009.


5.   Baston said he couldn't say enough about what it was like to work with veteran actor Nicolas Cage. "Watching Nicolas prep for a scene was method confirming.  Nicolas was going around snorting up this harmless concoction to help get him in the proper frame of mind for the scene." "It was awesome having the opportunity to go toe-to-toe with this actor."


6.   According to Baston, the moral message in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans is - "We all have our flaws. But, no matter how big the personal obstacles are, we can overcome them."  Baston said, the moral message in    "The Wronged Man" is: Patience and persistence can pay off when you truly believe. Never give up.


7.   After Lucius Baston auditioned for the role of Deshaun "Midget" Hackett in Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans, Werner Herzog stood up to shake his hand with a polite thank you. Lucius stayed in character while leaving the room and belted out "Fuck all y'all" as he was leaving the room. He got the call the following week that he would be cast as Deshaun "Midget" Hatchett.


8.   Lucius Baston traveled 9-10 hours to get to New Orleans for his Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, call back audition.


9.   Regarding Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans' director Werner Herzog, Baston said, "Werner was an absolute delight to work with. He is the type of director that knows exactly what he wants and can express it to his actors well. He's an actors' director for sure and is one of the kindest men I've ever met. It was an absolute pleasure to experience his quirky brilliance."


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STARmeter: Lucius Baston

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Jump to filmography as: Actor, Miscellaneous Crew, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Sound Department, Camera and Electrical Department


         In Production


1.     Tyler Perry's House of Payne (2010)    Leroy Williams

2.     A Fonder Heart (2010) (pre-production) .... Ronde

3.     The Wronged Man (2009) (TV) (completed) .... Shelton

4.     RoboDoc (2009) .... Kevin

5.     The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009) .... Deshaun 'Midget' Hackett
... aka Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (USA: promotional title)

6.     Adventure Scouts Honor (2008) .... Piranha

7.     Paso doble (2007) .... Hatuchama Man

8.     Father of Lies (2007) .... Percy Mason

9.     Unspeakable (2007/II) .... Ed Collins

10.  The Touch (2005) .... Car Parts Employee

Miscellaneous Crew:


 The Belly of the Beast (2007) (production assistant)

1.     Hallows Point (2007) (production assistant)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director:

1.     Adventure Scouts Honor (2008) (second second assistant director)

Sound Department:

1.     The Belly of the Beast (2007) (boom operator)

Camera and Electrical Department:

1.     The Belly of the Beast (2007) (grip)

Lucius Baston, to play the role of Leroy Williams in Tyler Perry's House of Payne.  This actor is a locomotive. We've witnessed just the beginning for Baston. Nicolas Cage said, Lucius Baston is ready for Hollywood.
It looks like Tyler Perry, TBS, and the Lifetime Movie Network's crew of "The Wrong Man" all agree.
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