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Sunday December 22, 2013

Latin Films and Actors Making a Difference

Latin Films and Actors Making a Difference

Photo: Eugenio Derbez

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By Alejandra Arce-Salazar, Reach Hispanic

Eugenio Derbez is without a doubt one of the most prominent Latino actors from Mexico working in the United States.

The 52 year old Mexican actor decided to pursue his career at the age of 7, when his mother, the actress Silvia Derbez, saw the Oscars as a dream come true. Today, he could be nominated to this prestigious award.

His movie, “No se aceptan devoluciones” (Instructions Not Included), is one of the most successful foreign films in the country at the moment. “Instructions Not Included” has brought in more than $44 million in the United States, and $46 million internationally.

Eugenio stressed that this film was directed to a general audience, not just Mexicans. This seems perfect to me, since we are very divided by nationalities at times.

At the end of the day it doesn’t matter if you are Mexican, Colombian, Venezuelan, or Cuban; we are all Latinos and we are united by our language.

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