An Underdog's 30-Year Path to Oscar
The surprise best actor contender from A Better Life beat out Fassbender and DiCaprio for a nomination, leaving many wondering, "Who is Demian Bichir?"
It seems Demian Bichir has gotten pretty damn good at turning fantasies into reality. Take his four-year odyssey to bring a Spanish-language stage adaptation of the 1995 Kevin Spacey black comedy Swimming With Sharks to a theater in Mexico City. Then there was waking up Jan. 24 to learn his too-good-to-be-true early-morning hallucinations of an Oscar nomination were not induced by the flu fever that had taken over his body the night before. And, most thrilling, was his successful willing of the world's most beautiful couple to his table at the SAG Awards on Jan. 29 for an accolades-laden conversation about his role as beleaguered immigrant gardener Carlos Galindo in A Better Life.
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