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Benicio says Guevara is a saintly human at heart

Published: Thursday, January 15, 2009, 17:20 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]Washington (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.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]"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.

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