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'The Bridge's' Demian Bichir prizes his time in the gray zone
'The Bridge's' Demian Bichir prizes his time in the gray zone

Demián Bichir is an actor who likes to work in the shades of life. A prolific star in his native Mexico, the 50-year-old Bichir has steadily left a dent across the border in Hollywood on film and TV, earning a lead actor Oscar nod for his role in 2011's immigrant worker drama "A Better Life." The television-inclined might remember him for his three-season stint on Showtime's "Weeds" as the crooked mayor of Tijuana and beau to Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker). But it's his role on FX's gritty crime saga "The Bridge," which returned for a second season last week and whose subtext lies in the tensions between the U.S.-Mexico border,...

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