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Morgan Freeman: The new Ben-Hur movie is a massive production, boasting big talent like Jack Huston and Morgan Freeman, and a couple of very impressive set pieces including director Timur Bekmambetov‘s rendition of the iconic chariot race sequence.

Freeman stars as Sheik Ilderim in the remake of the 1959 classic starring Charlton Heston. Freeman’s Sudanese sheikh character backs Huston’s character in his quest for freedom. This new Ben-Hur features a more multi-cultural approach and to explain it nobody better that his protagonist; Morgan Freeman. 

Woody Allen: The latest movie adventure from Woody Allen is Café Society, a film poised by the nostalgia of the 30’s. The movie is a gentle and whimsical romantic comedy-drama.

Enhance with the autumnal colors of the great cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, the story has an intricately plotted screenplay and a beguiling jazz soundtrack. 

Rodrigo Santoro: One of the biggest stars from Brazil in Hollywood is Rodrigo Santoro, an accomplished actor that soon we will be seeing him playing Jesus Christ on the Timur Bekmambetov-directed remake of the classic film Ben-Hur.

The so-called Tom Cruise of Brazil spoke with us about his fascination with Cervantes, with Don Quixote. You may recognize Rodrigo Santoro from his roles in movies like Love Actually, 300, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, and Che, among others. The Brazilian-born international talent has a range of films under his belt, from comedy to drama, action to foreign. His latest subtitled flick has the 43-year-old actor playing Jesus, the more challenging role of his career. 

Kevin Costner: he is one of the best, a Hollywood legend who had time to sit with us and discuss politics in Spain, culture and books. During the promotion of his last movie, Criminal, Costner detailed how difficult is to succeed and maintain his status

As a criminal psychopath implanted with CIA agent Ryan Reynold’s memories, Costner delivers his most energetic performance since Silverado. Kevin Costner’s newest bid for Liam Neeson--style late-career action significance proves to be one of his most solid. He’s the central figure in “Criminal,” a mind-meld espionage yarn featuring the 61-year-old as Jerico, a violent psychopath implanted with a dead CIA spy’s valuable memories.  

Russell Crowe: The Nice Guys is the latest movie from Russell Crowe, a buddy movie where he shares the screen with Ryan Gosling. The typical movie where two guys, very different, end sharing a vision of the world.

The Nice Guys is the latest movie from Russell Crowe, a buddy movie where he shares the screen with Ryan Gosling. The typical movie where two guys, very different, end sharing a vision of the world. Holland March (Gosling) and Jackson Healy (Crowe) are tracking down the same missing girl, but when things go terribly awry, the mismatched, fumbling pair are forced to work together.

Viola Davis: She is the lady of the moment, the woman who changed the TV with her amazing show How to Get Away with Murder

The latest Emmy winner talked to us in the Beverly Hilton Hotel about her amazing year, her fascination with Shonda Rhymes, creator of the show, and her interest in other cultures. Seriously, who wouldn't want to be Viola Davis? 

Jennifer Garner: "I’m fluent in Spanish, love talking and reading in Spanish"

 

I recognize how wonderful is to speak in another language and have the possibility to discover different cultures through the language. It’s difficult for me to read but I do it. I force myself to keep learning. 

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