Goes to the Judges at Cannes and to Benicio Del Toro. While even the NY Times calles the new Che Movie tripe, the judges at Cannes awarded Del Toro Best Actor for his portrayal of the murderer prick. You got to love these quotes though:
“I’d like to dedicate this to the man himself, Che Guevara,” said the actor, after accepting his second big award under the US director’s helmsmanship.
“I wouldn’t be here without Che Guevera, and through all the awards the movie gets you’ll have to pay your respects to the man.”
And taking one reporter’s question after Cannes’ red-carpet awards ceremony, all Del Toro saw was her “Che” T-shirt. “I like the shirt,” he said several times.
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Del Toro, who has a quiet but immensely strong presence, was involved from the start on the “Che” film, which took nine years of research and 60 million dollars to complete.
In Cannes for the screening, he recounted how like the average American he grew up with a bad guy image of Cuba’s hero until stumbling on a book on the guerrilla leader in Mexico.
“He had a really warm smile. I bought the book and then read more. The love people had for this man made me more interested,” he said.
All the research on this guy and this was the best they could do? Where did they do their research? The Havana Ministry of Information? ANd Che had a “warm smile” and “loved people”? Yeah just like that scene in History of the World Part I when King Louis says “I love my people …. pull” and then he shoots them.
Oy vay infidels, I think I’m going to blow some chunks after reading this article tonight.
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Make sure your barf bag is nearby.