Latinos in Hollywood Paying tribute to some of the legends and pioneers in the industry and examining how some Latinx actors, film composers and directors are getting more opportunities while others have been cut out.
Latinos in Hollywood
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Latinos in Hollywood

Thursday

America Ferrera (clockwise from top left), Eva Longoria, Rosie Perez, Ivette Rodriguez, Rosario Dawson and Christy Haubegger are using their platforms to promote empowerment and representation. Mike Gallegos for NPR hide caption

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So few Latinas make it in Hollywood – those who do are pushing for representation

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Saturday

Sunday

Composers (clockwise from upper left): Antonio Sanchez, Germaine Franco, Camilo Lara, Lalo Schifrin, Maria Grever, Gustavo Santaolalla and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Mike Gallegos for NPR hide caption

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Without these Latino composers, Hollywood wouldn't sound the same

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Tuesday

Leslie Grace (left), Antonio Banderas, Lynda Carter, Xochitl Gomez, Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore), El Santo and Xolo Maridueña have played or are in production to play superheroes. Mike Gallegos for NPR hide caption

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Latino superheroes are saving the day in Hollywood

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Monday

Carlos Villarías and Lupita Tovar starred in the 1931 Spanish language version of Dracula. Mike Gallegos for NPR hide caption

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Spanish 'Dracula' finds new blood, more than 90 years after its release

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Thursday

John Leguizamo (left), Rita Moreno, Dolores del Rio, Katy Jurado, Edward James Olmos and Ariana DeBose (top) are Hollywood legends. Mike Gallegos for NPR hide caption

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Latino legends helped pave the way in Hollywood, but the road is still rocky

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