The 10 Best Latino Movie Performances of 2011!
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/22/2011 - 13:42

2011 didn’t offer much in terms of showy Hollywood performances for Latinos, but if you knew where to look, there were some very solid performances in a wide range of genres, with some actors even managing to snag award nominations. From blockbuster comedies to low-budget indies to foreign films to animated movies, here are our most buzzed-about, favorite performances of the year!

13 Fall Movies Starring Latinos!


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Martin Sheen Stands Up for Latino Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder
By Fox News Latino | 12/07/2011 - 13:30

Hollywood actor Martin Sheen is using his political muscle to try and help a Latino man he says was wrongly convicted of murder.

At a press conference Monday, Sheen, who is Latino himself, said he met with the man, Jon-Adrian Velasquez, hours earlier and believes his case “cries out for justice.”


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5 Latino TV Characters You Don't Want to Mess With
By Latina Staff | 10/25/2011 - 16:29

Something awesome happened in the season six premiere of Showtime's hit serial killer drama Dexter (Oct. 2)—Lauren Velez's character (the ambitious and tough Maria Laguerta), was promoted from Lieutenant to Captain of Miami Metro Homicide! And if you thought Laguerta was tough before her big promotion, then get ready, because Laguerta is loving her new promotion and the power that comes with it.


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EXCLUSIVE: Emilio Estevez on Latinos: "This is a Demographic That Will Not Stay Silent"
By Lee Hernandez | 10/18/2011 - 12:25

When we caught up with actor-director Emilio Estevez last week to discuss his new film The Way, we asked the Spanish actor if he thinks things have gotten better for Latinos in Hollywood over the last 20 or 30 years.


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EXCLUSIVE: Emilio Estevez on Charlie Sheen's Ethnicity: "It's Something He and I Never Talk About"
By Lee Hernandez | 10/14/2011 - 20:20

We caught up with Emilio Estevez this week while he was promoting his new movie The Way (which opened last Friday) and which also stars his father, Martin Sheen. The Sheen/Estevez clan has been in the news a lot this past year thanks to brother Charlie Sheen’s now infamous public meltdown, and one of the controversies that arose was just how Latino is the family? Very, it turns out.


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WATCH: Only a Latino Dad Would...
By Amaris Castillo | 09/14/2011 - 17:05

Charlie Sheen and his papi Martin have teamed up for a spoof promo for his upcoming roast special on Comedy Central. The one-minute video makes fun of Apocalypse Now, the iconic 1979 Vietnam film that the elder Sheen starred in. The hilarious spoof features the 46-year-old actor reenacting the first scene of the film, but then pans out to reveal Charlie in a Jacuzzi beside two bikini-clad blondes before his father interrupts the mood and calls him inside saying, "Some things never change."


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15 Latinas Who Never Play Latina
9 Latinos Who Aren't Typecast
By Lee Hernandez | 08/02/2011 - 14:00

We hear it all of the time from Latino stars: In order for Latinos to continue making progress in Hollywood, Latin actors have to be able to play any role—not just Latino roles. Fortunately for us, there are already many Latino stars who have shown Hollywood that we're capable of doing just that. Here are nine Latino stars who play non-Latin roles all of the time (brilliantly we might add), and are showing Hollywood casting execs that they're not "great Latino actors" but rather great actors...period!


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Latino Stars Who Have Been Arrested
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/27/2011 - 22:47

Paulina Rubio’s confrontation with the cops this weekend in Miami—she was arrested for allegedly refusing to get out of her car after being in an accident in which she was not at fault—was a classic: She hurled abuse at cops, pleading with onlookers to help her, and then was let go because she had to go home and breastfeed her baby. But she’s hardly the only Latino celeb to get booked and pose for a mugshot. Here are some of the most notorious, ridiculous and even hilarious Latino run ins with the 5-0.


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