My Life in Pictures: Which Latino Stars Deserve Biopics?

A great new documentary about Puerto Rican-Haitian artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, entitled Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child) is in theaters now. The famed painter has also been the subject of a movie (Basquiat) and another doc (Samo: The Art and Influence of Jean-Michel Basquiat)—making the painter the most loved Latino in Hollywood. Though in-the-works biopics of Cantinflas, Jerry Garcia and Santana give us hope that Tinseltown is finally finding it worthwhile to tell our real-life stories, there are a ton of other Latino luminaries who deserve some big screen attention.
Here are our picks for legendary Latinos who we think deserve biopics. Add your own to the comments below.


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Damarys Ocaña Perez,

Damarys Ocaña Perez is Director of Editorial Content at Latina Media Ventures. She leads its magazine, Latina, the pre-eminent beauty, fashion, culture and lifestyle magazine for acculturated U.S. Hispanic women and is responsible for maintaining Latina’s voice, vision and mission across all LMV platforms. Born in Havana and raised in Miami, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

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