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13 Dec

Yeah, Latinos are still under represented in movies. But if the characters are not, often the actor and actress is. There are old movies, like West Side Story or actors and actresses like Ricardo Montalbán and Rita Hayworth. Now there are Latin American actors and actresses, as well as ones from Spain, Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, among many others.

Robert Rodriguez is a director, who is Mexican-American. He also writes and produces movies. He is famous for his Spy Kids Series. They’re great movies. Spy Kids IV comes out summer of 2011, starring Jessica Alba.

Tuck Everlasting has no Latino characters, but Alexis Bledel (Argentina/Mexico) plays Winnie the main character who has some tough choices to make after she meets Jesse Tuck.

Real Women Have Curves. America Ferrara plays Ana, who has a full scholarship to Columbia. Her mother is ashamed of Ana’s curviness and says so. Ana, who can give as good as she gets, when she and her sister join their mother at the sweatshop where she works.

If you want to check movies by their stars, go to, type in the name, like Vanessa Hudgens, or Antonio Banderas, and get a list of all the movies and TV shows they’ve done.

If worse comes to worst, you can always watch the Shrek movies with Puss ‘n Boots: