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Soccer coach urged Demian Bichir to give up sports dream

April 3rd, 2014 3:10am EDT
Demian Bichir
A Better Life star Demian Bichir gave up his dream of becoming a professional soccer star when a sports coach urged him to stick to acting.

The Oscar nominee hails from one of Mexico's most beloved acting families, but he grew up dreaming of a sports career.

That all changed when he invited his soccer coach to see one of his early plays.

The Heat star recalls, "I had this opening night for this beautiful play in Mexico and when they asked for my guest list, I only thought of my coach from the team.

"He went to the play and the next time we trained he said, 'You know who (soccer legend) ...

Bichir brothers to team up for The Bridge

April 2nd, 2014 3:10am EDT
The Bridge
The second season of cult U.S. TV drama The Bridge will be a family affair as Demian Bichir's actor brother Bruno has joined the cast.

Bruno will appear as a wealthy Mexican businessman in multiple episodes of the critically acclaimed series, which is set in and around the border towns of Mexico and Texas.

It is not the first time the Bichir brothers have worked together - Oscar nominee Demian and Bruno also teamed up for the movies Don't Tempt Me and Sin noticias de Dios (Bendito infierno).

Bruno says, "I couldn't be happier to work again with my brother Demian. I'm a huge fan of the sh...

Demian Bichir Delves Into The Nation's Immigration Debate

July 10th, 2013 4:36pm EDT
Demian Bichir
Mexican actor Demian Bichir is urging legislators across the country to secure an improved path for Mexican immigrants seeking citizenship and a better life in America after shooting new TV series The Bridge.

The actor, who portrayed an undocumented worker in Oscar-nominated film A Better Life, plays a Mexican detective working with authorities to solve a murder after a dead body is found on a bridge connecting the two countries.

The subplot has prompted him to wade into the contentious border debate facing government officials, who are currently considering tighter security restriction...

On The Red Carpet From The 84th Annual Academy Awards (Video)

February 27th, 2012 4:29pm EST
Meryl Streep 84th Oscars
I was back on the red carpet last night and I am still recovering from celebrity overload. This year, the Academy chose to recognize the changing media landscape and they created a whole area for online media. They warned us that it was a work in progress and to be flexible this year as they were trying to accommodate as many of us as possible. Well, I couldn't have been happier with our area because the nominees and presenters are big fans of online media. You know it's a great day on the carpet when Meryl Streep, Demian Bichir, and Berenice Bejo stop by to say "hi". So, sit back, rel...

Jean Dujardin Apologizes For Dropping 'F-Bomb' During Oscar Speech

February 27th, 2012 8:28am EST
Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin has apologized for swearing in French as he picked up his Best Actor Oscar on Sunday night.

The French star took gold at the glitzy ceremony in Los Angeles for his role in silent movie The Artist, seeing off competition from George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman and Demian Bichir.

Dujardin was ecstatic as he made his acceptance speech and he invoked his The Artist character George Valentin to yell exclamations in French, including a curse word which is the equivalent of dropping the 'f-bomb'.

He was asked about his swearing during a backstage press conference and Dujard...

'The Artist' & 'Hugo' Top Oscars With Five Wins Each (Full List Of Academy Award Winners)

February 27th, 2012 12:46am EST
The Artist and Hugo
Tom Hanks, who ended last year's Academy Awards by announcing Best Picture winner The King's Speech, started things off at this year's Oscars by handing out the evening's first two awards, for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. Both awards went to Martin Scorsese's 3D family film Hugo, quickly setting the tone for a possible upset in the coveted Best Picture category at the end of the ceremony.

But that wasn't to be, as frontrunner The Artist took most of the night's major awards, including Best Picture, Actor (Jean Dujardin) and Director (Michel Hazanavicius).

Both films finishe...

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet (Video)

February 26th, 2012 7:20pm EST
Michelle Williams
The stars came out to Santa Monica today for the 27th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards hosted my Seth Rogan. Starpulse was there to cover the carpet arrivals which included many nominees, presenters and special award recipients.

Celebrities who graced the purple carpet included Zoe Saldana, Benjamin Bratt, Max Greenfield, Rashida Jones, Michelle Williams, Wilmer Valderrama, Jessica Chastain, Laura Dern, Matthew Lillard, Patricia Clarkson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, John C. Reilly, Giovanni Ribisi, James Cromwell, Simon Baker, Willem Dafoe, Zac Efron, William H. Macy, Eli...

Watch As The Stars Arrive On The Red Carpet At The Oscars (Live Stream)

February 26th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Academy Awards
Hollywood's top stars will begin arriving on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calif., for the 84th Academy Awards this afternoon and you can watch all the action right here.

The live stream begins today at 2:00pm PST (5:00 pm EST), and will run until 4:30pm PST (7:30pm EST), when the stars will begin taking their seats before the show gets underway.

Check out all the hot fashions and watch all the stars and Oscar nominees as they arrive for Tinseltown's biggest night.

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