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Demián Bichir can currently be seen on the hit Showtime series “Weeds”, portraying Mary Louise Parker’s new love interest. In addition, he also completed the pivotal role of Fidel Castro in the upcoming Che movies, Guerilla and The Argentine for director Steven Soderbergh which recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Bichir is one of the most well known and well respected actors in his home of Mexico and all of Latin America. In his native Mexico he’s performed in plays such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Ghost Sonata, Equus and Extras. His films have been seen by more than twelve million people in Mexico alone without mentioning the vast audience in Spain and South America, and include Rojo Amanecer (winner of the Grand Jury Prize in the San Sebastian Film Festival), Hasta Morir (winner Ariel Award for Best Actor,), Sin Noticias de Dios with Penélope Cruz, Sex, Shame and Tears (Ariel Best Actor nominee), American Visa (Best Foreign Film nominee at the Goyas in Spain), and Enemigos Intimos (soon to be released worldwide). Bichir received a special award at the 35th Chicago International Film Festival for three of his films. He’s been invited to be part of the jury in three different film festivals; LALIFF, Málaga and Ibiza. He has received two tributes, one at the San Diego film festival, and recently received another with his brothers at the Monterrey film festival in México in 2008. Bichir currently resides in Los Angeles and Mexico.