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(Consequence)   John Leguizamo: "You seriously didn't find any Latino actors to play Castro?"   (consequence.net) divider line
    More: Followup, Fidel Castro, Cuba, Ral Castro, Galicia, Che Guevara, Film, Cuban Revolution, President of Cuba  
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1716 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 05 Aug 2022 at 9:55 PM (9 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-05 5:58:16 PM  
That's a role everybody wants to play, stiff competition but it should go to a Latino.
 
2022-08-05 7:06:12 PM  
I'm still trying to get over them not being able to find an Italian to play a Mario Brother.
 
2022-08-05 7:37:01 PM  
Yo soy más latino que James Franco, fer fuk's sake.
 
2022-08-05 7:53:42 PM  
The cast of Hamilton laughs quietly.
 
2022-08-05 8:18:02 PM  
Well... he wasn't Latino. He may have been born in Cuba, but Castro's father was from Spain and his mother was from the Canary Islands. By all rights, he should be played by someone of Mediterranean origin.
 
2022-08-05 8:32:43 PM  
Video le revolution!

(Damn autocorrect)

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2022-08-05 8:50:38 PM  
It's not as bad as casting Mickey Rooney to play a Japanese dude.

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2022-08-05 9:04:58 PM  

Lambskincoat: That's a role everybody wants to play, stiff competition but it should go to a Latino.


Franco's dad is Portuguese, so he's practically a dirty Spaniard, on the same level as the filthy Italians. That's according to my long-dead grandmother, who had insane theories about citizens of European countries.

One can only hope Franco's mother is from one of the cleaner European countries otherwise I'm sure the poor man's house is constantly filled with flies because they're attracted to his scent.
 
2022-08-05 9:36:09 PM  

Lsherm: Lambskincoat: That's a role everybody wants to play, stiff competition but it should go to a Latino.

Franco's dad is Portuguese, so he's practically a dirty Spaniard, on the same level as the filthy Italians. That's according to my long-dead grandmother, who had insane theories about citizens of European countries.

One can only hope Franco's mother is from one of the cleaner European countries otherwise I'm sure the poor man's house is constantly filled with flies because they're attracted to his scent.


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2022-08-05 9:36:49 PM  
Justin Trudeau wasn't available?
 
2022-08-05 9:57:28 PM  

Lorelle: It's not as bad as casting Mickey Rooney to play a Japanese dude.

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Why are you posting a picture from a scene in The Pest?

/kidding
 
2022-08-05 10:01:45 PM  
Dude really looks just like him, and he needs a gig.
 
2022-08-05 10:05:31 PM  
Deal with it, John.

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2022-08-05 10:05:31 PM  
Meh.  Name ends in a vowel.
 
2022-08-05 10:08:46 PM  

WhippingBoi: Deal with it, John.

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2022-08-05 10:12:39 PM  

puffy999: WhippingBoi: Deal with it, John.

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How do I do it? I dunno! I just do it!

/house of buggin'
 
2022-08-05 10:13:41 PM  
As fiercely as Castro is hated by the Latino community, I wonder if that's really a part that people were fighting to get. I'd bet there isn't a big lineup of German actors itching to play Hitler, either.
 
2022-08-05 10:16:16 PM  
Mario Lopez as Castro.
Mark Paul Gosselar as John F Kennedy.
And Dustin Diamond as Screech
 
2022-08-05 10:16:27 PM  
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Remind me to kill my agent. Cough...cough....cough. What the hell is in the air here.
 
2022-08-05 10:18:44 PM  
White execs: His name ends in o, good enough.
 
2022-08-05 10:19:23 PM  

EdgeRunner: As fiercely as Castro is hated by the Latino community, I wonder if that's really a part that people were fighting to get. I'd bet there isn't a big lineup of German actors itching to play Hitler, either.


Why not? They literally get to murder Hitler.
 
2022-08-05 10:20:21 PM  

SiriusClown: EdgeRunner: As fiercely as Castro is hated by the Latino community, I wonder if that's really a part that people were fighting to get. I'd bet there isn't a big lineup of German actors itching to play Hitler, either.

Why not? They literally get to murder Hitler.


Only if they tell the whole story. Springtime for Hitler just covered the highlights of his younger days.
 
2022-08-05 10:21:32 PM  
I don't think Leguizamo would make a good Castro.

I bet he would make an AWESOME Che Guevera, tho.
 
2022-08-05 10:23:25 PM  

The_Sponge: Justin Trudeau wasn't available?


He only does Bollywood films.
 
2022-08-05 10:24:23 PM  

EdgeRunner: As fiercely as Castro is hated by the Latino community, I wonder if that's really a part that people were fighting to get. I'd bet there isn't a big lineup of German actors itching to play Hitler, either.


No, Castro is hated by the Cuban immigrant community, who frequently hold themselves apart from other Latino groups anyway.  Non-Cuban Latinos don't really give a shiat about Castro one way or the other.  While he was certainly no paragon of civil liberties, the comparison to Hitler is pretty laughable.
 
2022-08-05 10:24:45 PM  

Ishkur: The_Sponge: Justin Trudeau wasn't available?

He only does Bollywood films.


LOL....well played.
 
2022-08-05 10:25:15 PM  

EdgeRunner: As fiercely as Castro is hated by the Latino community, I wonder if that's really a part that people were fighting to get. I'd bet there isn't a big lineup of German actors itching to play Hitler, either.


Bruno Ganz, who played him in all the Downfall memes, was Swiss/Italian.
 
2022-08-05 10:25:18 PM  
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2022-08-05 10:25:43 PM  
Where was his outrage when he was playing an Italian plumber?
 
2022-08-05 10:28:06 PM  

puffy999: WhippingBoi: Deal with it, John.

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I'm pretty sure ol boy is trolling there. Though there are a disturbing amount of smart votes
 
2022-08-05 10:29:06 PM  
I love how the yt people on here compare real life people to fictional characters.
 
2022-08-05 10:29:48 PM  

Harry Wagstaff: Where was his outrage when he was playing an Italian plumber?


And a tall guy!

/the og wasn't tall
 
2022-08-05 10:30:11 PM  

Harry Wagstaff: Where was his outrage when he was playing an Italian plumber?


In the same place as all the outrage when he was playing a drag queen.
 
2022-08-05 10:30:35 PM  

Last Man on Earth: EdgeRunner: As fiercely as Castro is hated by the Latino community, I wonder if that's really a part that people were fighting to get. I'd bet there isn't a big lineup of German actors itching to play Hitler, either.

No, Castro is hated by the Cuban immigrant community, who frequently hold themselves apart from other Latino groups anyway.  Non-Cuban Latinos don't really give a shiat about Castro one way or the other.  While he was certainly no paragon of civil liberties, the comparison to Hitler is pretty laughable.


I don't know if I'd say "laughable". One of my uncles emigrated from Cuba, and if he'd found himself in a room with Hitler and Castro and been handed a gun with one bullet, he would have shot Hitler without hesitation. Because with him out of the way, he could turn all his attention to slowly tearing Castro apart with his bare hands.
 
2022-08-05 10:34:17 PM  

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Remind me to kill my agent. Cough...cough....cough. What the hell is in the air here.


He wanted the part and lobbied for it.

Not a wise choice.
 
2022-08-05 10:42:11 PM  
And Benny Blanco wasnt from The Bronx.  He lived 12 miles away in Queens. QUEENS!!! Goddamned PHONY!
 
2022-08-05 10:46:01 PM  
Was Scarlett Johansen not available?
 
2022-08-05 10:46:14 PM  
He was Hispanic, yes. He was also a bigger-than-life historical Communist leader, American antagonist, friend of the Soviets, and belongs to the world.
 
2022-08-05 10:46:19 PM  
Franco does look a hell of a lot like Castro.
 
2022-08-05 10:46:49 PM  
They were too busy playing Marilyn Monroe
 
2022-08-05 10:46:56 PM  
I don't care of the role is black lesbian, if Franco got cast, he'll play it and well.
STFU and audition, doofus.

If you're a good actor, you might get the part.

You don't see me biatchin about not getting cast to bang Alyssa Branch, now do you?
No. Because I didn't audition.

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And I'm not Asian.
 
2022-08-05 10:53:35 PM  
Cubans tend to look down on Mexicans and other Latinos
 
2022-08-05 10:55:21 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Mario Lopez as Castro.
Mark Paul Gosselar as John F Kennedy.
And Dustin Diamond as Screech


Only if it's a porn, titled:
"Saved by the Bell-end, with Commies and shiat"
 
2022-08-05 10:57:44 PM  
"Franco, Franco, Franco, I made you out of franks...."
 
2022-08-05 10:58:04 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: Nana's Vibrator: Mario Lopez as Castro.
Mark Paul Gosselar as John F Kennedy.
And Dustin Diamond as Screech

Only if it's a porn, titled:
"Saved by the Bell-end, with Commies and shiat"


Scratch that:
"Saved by the Bell-End: The Commie Years"
 
2022-08-05 10:59:02 PM  

WhippingBoi: Deal with it, John.

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2022-08-05 11:01:31 PM  

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Remind me to kill my agent. Cough...cough....cough. What the hell is in the air here.

He wanted the part and lobbied for it.

Not a wise choice.


Not really. He was in a three film contract with RKO which was owned by Howard Hughes. He had done 2 and want out by doing the third. Brando turned down the role and he grabbed and saved the production from not going forward. It was his out. Wayne said later on that he regretted taking the role and that he wasn't suited for it. But he followed it up with The Searchers, Rio Bravo, and a couple other hits.
 
2022-08-05 11:04:07 PM  

Ishkur: EdgeRunner: As fiercely as Castro is hated by the Latino community, I wonder if that's really a part that people were fighting to get. I'd bet there isn't a big lineup of German actors itching to play Hitler, either.

Bruno Ganz, who played him in all the Downfall memes, was Swiss/Italian.


More like Bruno Schvanz, amirite?
 
2022-08-05 11:05:22 PM  
Hey, John -

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2022-08-05 11:09:16 PM  
Has John leguiziamo ever turned down a role because he didn't think he was the right ethnicity?

Wait.. has he ever turned down a role?
 
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