A white guy playing a Cuban revolutionary? Muy bueno! And for two reasons: (1) Precisely because casting directors aren’t allowed to cast Anglos as Latinos because it’s ethnically incorrect — HE admires the impudence. (2) Maybe Franco will give a great performance?
I was equally down with Benicio del Toro’s Che Guevara in Steven Soderbergh’s Che as well as John Vernon’s portrayal of “Rico Parra,” a senior Castro loyalist, in Alfred Hitchcock’s Topaz (‘69).
I also love Alec Guinness’s portrayal of Prince Feisal.