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Eduardo Verastegui

Stars as Jose in the prize-winning film 'Bella'

Eduardo Verastegui, who stars as Jose in the prize-winning film “Bella.”

Total number of books I own:
About 500

Three books that mean a lot to me:
Any three written by C.S. Lewis

Last film I saw:
”Spider-Man 3,” on a flight from New York to LA

Who do you look to for inspiration?
My mother is a great inspiration to me. Even when I was at my most rebellious she never gave up on me.

What’s more dangerous: a mountain lion or a bitter ex?
The most dangerous of all is a bitter ex riding on a mountain lion’s back

What is the single worst purchase you’ve made in the past year?
I bought an iPhone as soon as they came out and got rid of it two months later. It was just too complicated.

Are there any activities you do to make you feel un-famous?
Helping build houses for the poor in Mexico and talking to homeless people in the U.S.

Do you have a dream project?:
”Bella” was already a dream come true for me and my business partners. If we are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to make another film together, it would be more than we could ask for.

What book would you like to see brought to the bigscreen?
I would love to see “The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis adapted into a screenplay

Three films that mean a lot to me:
“It’s a Wonderful Life”
“Life Is Beautiful”
“Braveheart”

Who do you think is the best actor in Hollywood at the moment? (male or female)
There are too many to list

Who do you think was the brightest star of the silver screen?
Dolores Hart

If you could play any real-life person in a movie, who would it be and why?
St. Francis because his life inspires me

Best hangover remedy?
Not to get drunk

What’s the biggest upside of the Internet and what is its biggest downside?
Upside: great information available at your fingers
Downside: great opportunity to use it for doing the wrong thing

What advice would you give to someone trying to break into your profession?
Use your talents to serve others

Want more on Eduardo? Check out the official site for “Bella” by clicking here.

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