John Leguizamo Plays Tattooed Drug Dealer in American Ultra

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As American Ultra, supposedly the ‘Bourne-meets-stoner movie’ of the year, is soon to hit the theatres this week.

Let's take a look at one of the actors who really got us looking forward to this stoner flick.

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John Leguizamo plays Rose, a tattooed drug ‘purveyor’, as John himself prefers to call it. He plays the part of a sassy yet tough cohort in charge of getting our ‘stoned cold’ hero everything he needs—weed, firecrackers, guns... You name it

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From the looks of the trailer, we're liking what we're seeing so far. And with the premiere date not too far at hand, it's getting us stoked.

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To prepare for his role, John Leguizamo had to be seriously inked. He revealed in interviews the nasty ordeal he had to go through to become the badass Rose, drug purveyor. As the makeup artist prepares the actor, Leguizamo was asked to pick from the stick-on tattoos which one he'd like to have on his body for the character. To which the actor replied with “All of them.”

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And that's how John Leguizamo had to go through a whole week without a shower. The Colombian-American actor didn't know that the whole thing would take four hours to complete, all the while standing still and he just wouldn't do that every day until filming ends. That's why he kept himself from showering, getting sweaty and even drinking alcohol to keep the temporary tattoos from coming off.

What?
What?

"I was ripe!" the 51-year-old actor quips.

Nonetheless, we still can't wait 'til Friday hits!

American Ultra premiers on August 21, 2015 (USA).

Xavier

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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