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Actor enters 'Chavez: Cage of Glory' to escape stereotypical roles
Actor enters 'Chavez: Cage of Glory' to escape stereotypical roles

While auditioning for Hollywood movie and TV roles, actor and martial arts champion Hector Echavarria said he often found himself reading for stereotypical Latino parts that left him feeling disgusted. "I was sick to my stomach because I was always the guy cutting the grass, the guy selling the drug, the guy violating the woman…," Echavarria recalled recently. "I said, 'Look, is there any good part to read?' And they told me, 'Absolutely not.'" So the Argentine-born Echavarria began mapping plans to produce and star in his own independent movies by capitalizing on his popularity in the mixed martial arts ring and acting roles he had played...

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