Benicio Del Toro likens Ernesto ”Che” Guevara to Batman

January 15th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Hollywood actor Benicio Del Toro has likened revolutionary leader Ernesto ”Che” Guevara to Batman.

The The Argentine actor, who has played the role of Guevara in director Steven Soderbergh’’s four-hour epic , silenced critics of the leader by saying that the revolutionary was actually “a warrior” with a very bad reputation.

“I remember Che being included in a TV show that showed pictures of terrorists. I was like, ”Why isn”t (President Richard) Nixon there for the Vietnam war?” You”d have to put a lot of pictures of other people there before you”d put Che’’s, Contactmusic quoted Benicio, as telling Latina magazine.

“We tell stories about Batman, and he was a type of Batman. No one can deny that he was trying to stop man exploiting man. Whether he was successful or not…, Benicio added.

Benicio revealed that Guevara was actually a saintly human at heart and he was a principled man.

“Two people who I met learned how to read and write because of him. It was really moving… The most revealing thing was that he (Guevara) was a human being, Benicio added. (ANI)

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