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2009-07-31 11:31:40

The Cuban government in Havana has honored Che star Benicio del Toro for his body of work. The Oscar-winning, Puerto Rican actor's film credits include The Usual Suspects, Traffic and 21 Grams. His two-part epic Che, in which he portrays Argentine revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara, reportedly was well-received in Cuba last year. Guevara helped Fidel Castro take control of Cuba a half-century ago. The BBC said del Toro was presented with the inaugural Tomas Gutierrez Alea prize at a ceremony...

2008-10-12 12:00:14

By Associated Press TORONTO -- Steven Soderbergh's Che Guevara film biography "Che" has found a U.S. distributor that will release it in theaters this December to qualify for the Academy Awards. IFC Films announced Wednesday it acquired domestic rights to the two-part, 4 1/2-hour saga, which stars Benicio Del Toro as the Argentine doctor who became one of the heroes of Fidel Castro's Cuban revolution. The film will play a one-week qualifying run in Los Angeles and New York in December...


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