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Loving Pablo

Javier Bardem Sought to Show the 'Human' Side of Pablo Escobar in 'Loving Pablo'

Star Javier Bardem and director Fernando Leon de Aranoa stopped by the Variety Studio Presented by AT&T at the Toronto Film Festival to talk about their new movie, “Loving Pablo.”

The film stars Bardem as Pablo Escobar, which he says was a long time coming. He explained that he had fielded offers to play the Colombian drug lord before, but was waiting for the right project.

“I was first interested in Pablo Escobar as a character in 1998, when I first was offered the first Pablo Escobar role,” he said. “But I refused all of them because I saw — I didn’t see any human being in them. And I tried for many years to put together a movie which hasn’t been made, about the figure of this man, this monster, that changed history for the worst. But also, trying to understand where all that was coming from.”

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