Sonny Vue had the biggest break of his life, working with legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood. Sonny is of Hmong American heritage, his parents are immigrants from Laos. Sonny is the middle of 8 kids, 2 sisters and 5 brothers.
Sonny played "Smokie" in Gran Torino (2008), a film about Hmong neighbors living next door to a Korean War vet (played by Clint Eastwood). This opportunity is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
"Gran Torino" opened in the US on Jan. 9 as the number 1 movie that weekend. "Gran Torino" is one of Eastwood's largest grossing movies.