Now on his 5th year in showbiz, Edgar has starred in various drama projects where he has proven his mettle as a promising young actor and has acted in movies opposite Robin Padilla, Dennis Trillo, Sid Lucero and other formidable actors and even got the critics’ nod for his acclaimed performance in the movie “Astig,” which brought him from the Cinemalaya stage all the way to the Pusan International Film Festival in Korea and the Osaka Asian Film Festival in Japan. He was also nominated as Best Supporting Actor in the academe-critics group’s PASADO Awards in 2009.
Last year, Edgar faced a new challenge — he starred in a difficult two-character film “Magdamag” opposite the multi-awarded Rita Avila which was recently part of the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema section of the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2010. This year, he starred in two important Cinemalaya Films: “Bisperas” by Jeffrey Jeturian (Director’s Showcase) and “Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me” by Erick Salud (New Breed Category).
His performance in the sexy comedy “Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me” earned for Guzman this year’s Cinemalaya best actor trophy, his very first acting award. The feat tagged him as the new indie prince of the Philippines which was occupied then by Coco Martin who is now a mainstream actor.
Aside from acting, Edgar has also a talent in singing. In line with his 5th year showbiz anniversary, he has released a studio album inspired by his Cinemalaya entries entitled “Edgar Allan Guzman: Breakthrough.”