Capoeira is one of the more glamorous martial arts, but don’t go thinking it is all just for show because it is certainly a deadly art in it’s own right. One of the big names in said style is Lateef. There is no doubt of this guys talent but unfortunately I have never seen him in a lead role, would make for an awesome movie if he was…
His prowess as an action star shows a lot of promise he definitely has the build and there are not many that have the talent in such a unique martial art, even Scott Adkins said he would like to work with him again after his excellent performance in undisputed part 3.
Lateef Crowder was born in San Jose, California on November 23, 1977 with the name Lateef Crowder Dos Santos. He is a Brazilian born American actor, martial artist and stunt man; he started training in martial arts when he was only 6 years old. He is experienced in the art of Capoeira, a Brazilian martial arts that combines acrobatics, music and dance. He has been a member of the ZeroGravity stunt team for about 15 years and has been featured in several short internet videos and demo reels, like Inmate 451.
Crowder is best known for his Capoeira fight scene with Tony Jaa in the film Tom-Yum-Goong, known as The Protector in North America. They cut the scene short because of an injury to his Achilles heel. Crowder played, Eddy Gordo, in the movie Tekken because he resembled the character and he was an expert in Capoeira skills. He is also known for his roles on the movies The Hunger Games, The Expendables and Sucker Punch.
Hopefully we get to see more of Lateef starring in bigger roles in future performances..