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Once upon a time in Hollywood, "Latin" characters were played by actors sporting caramel-colored makeup and over-the-top accents. Today, though, Latino faces -- genuine ones -- appear throughout the multiplexes and across the TV screen.
Best of all, Latino actors aren't always noticeably "ethnic," demonstrating the increasing number of roles for Hispanic actors besides cholos and hoochie mamas.
In "Monte Carlo," Disney triple threat Selena Gomez, who is half Mexican-American, leads the cadre of up-and-coming young Latinos who are making it in Hollywood without having to hide their roots or change their surnames.
What's a Tom Sawyer without his Huckleberry Finn?
Jake T. Austin has officially said, "I'll be your Huckleberry" to Joel Courtney, as he's signed on to play the second half of the title role in "Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn," according to Variety.
News of Austin's casting comes hot on the heels of word that Courtney, the precocious special effects makeup artist and amateur alien negotiator in "Super 8," will be playing one of America's favorite sons, Tom Sawyer, in the new adaptation of Mark Twain's classic yarns. Get More »