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Eduardo Verástegui is a Actor and Producer Mexicain born on 21 may 1974 at Xicoténcatl (Mexique)

Eduardo Verástegui

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Birth name José Eduardo Verástegui Córdoba
Nationality Mexique
Birth 21 may 1974 (45 years) at Xicoténcatl (Mexique)

José Eduardo Verástegui Córdoba ([eˈðwarðo βeˈɾasteɣi]; born May 21, 1974) is a Mexican actor, model, and singer. He was part of band Kairo and later a solo music career, before he started appearing in Mexican telenovelas and eventually feature films like Chasing Papi, Bella, and Little Boy, the latter two produced by his own production company, Metanoia.

Biography

Verástegui was born in Xicoténcatl, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He was raised in a practicing Catholic family. After finding success as a musical entertainer, and then as a soap opera star, he decided to pursue a career in Hollywood. In 2002, before filming commenced on Chasing Papi, Verástegui took voice-coaching lessons to improve his English pronunciation. The coach was a committed Catholic, and in the course of their conversations Verástegui re-discovered his faith and resolved to change his lifestyle. He also declared that he had decided to turn down offers to play roles in films that conflicted with his Catholic beliefs. In an interview with Dave Hartline, the author of The Tide Is Turning Toward Catholicism and published by Catholic Report, he said he was committed to attend Mass daily, praying, reading the Bible, saying the rosary and going to Confession at least once a week. He also said that he first encountered his renewed faith in Scott Hahn's book, Rome Sweet Home that "had a great impact on me and its influences can be seen in a lot of what I do".

Verástegui is a pro-life advocate, through the organization Manto de Guadalupe. Verástegui recounts an anecdote about his beliefs: he was doing research for his role in Bella and had gone to an abortion clinic as part of that process. While there, he started talking to a Hispanic couple who were going to the clinic for an abortion. He says that, recognizing him from his telenovela roles on Mexican television, they listened as he described his upcoming role and the plotline of Bella. They reconsidered their decision and went home without going ahead with the abortion. Immediately after their child was born, they called him to tell him the good news and thanking him and asking for his permission to name the child Eduardo after him. He also made a point of meeting "little Eduardo" weeks later.

In 2008, he released a long video message denouncing the high rate of abortion in Hispanic communities in the United States and speaking out loudly about alleged targeting of the Hispanic communities with messages supporting abortion by the Barack Obama campaign during the presidential race.

Actively involved in charities, he has established Manto de Guadalupe, a pro-life organization with worldwide outreach and based in Los Angeles and offering a crisis pregnancy center for the underprivileged Latina women.

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Filmography of Eduardo Verástegui (8 films)

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Actor

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, 1h34
Directed by Andy Fickman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Molly Shannon, Neal McDonough, Kevin James, Daniella Alonso, David Henrie, Rania Rodriguez
Roles Eduardo Furtillo
Rating44% 2.2089252.2089252.2089252.2089252.208925
Six years after the events of the first film, Paul Blart is recovering from several misfortunes. His wife Amy divorced him six days into their marriage, and his mother Margaret was killed after being hit by a milk truck. To feel better, Paul takes pride in patrolling his mall, the West Orange Pavilion Mall. Paul receives an invitation to a security officers' convention in Las Vegas and begins to believe his luck is about to change. His daughter Maya Blart discovers that she was accepted into UCLA and plans to move across the country to Los Angeles, but in light of her father's invitation, she decides to withhold the information for now.
Little Boy
Little Boy (2015)
, 1h39
Directed by Alejandro Gómez Monteverde
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors David Henrie, Kevin James, Emily Watson, Ted Levine, Michael Rapaport, Tom Wilkinson
Roles Fr. Crispin
Rating73% 3.696833.696833.696833.696833.69683
The story centers on a 7-year-old boy, Pepper Flynt Busbee (Jakob Salvati), who is devastated when his father enlists in the army during World War II. The title is a reference to Little Boy, the code name for the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima as well as a reference to Pepper's height. Pepper has an extremely close relationship with his loving father. It begins from the very moment he is born when his father cradles him in his arms and mentions how small he is. When Pepper is examined by a doctor the physician is asked if the child is a midget. However, the doctor says that the term is offensive and suggests that he is just a "little boy." However, when World War II begins, Pepper's older brother is declared ineligible for military service because of flat feet and his father joins in his place. Not long after his father leaves for war, Pepper hears the Bible verse, "Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move" (Mt. 17:20), he becomes determined to get enough faith to bring his father home. Nevertheless, as his friend and mentor Father Oliver tells him, faith is useless to anyone who harbors hatred. The film highlights the tremendous hatred against Japanese-Americans that was rampant in America at this time. Father Oliver tells Pepper to befriend a Japanese man named Hashimoto. At first, the racism Pepper has internalized from society makes him hesitant to follow this advice, but as he gets to know Hashimoto, he begins to value their friendship and learns from Hashimoto to stand up to those who bully him about his height. The plot then takes a turn when Pepper's father is reported missing in action. Pepper's mother (Emily Watson) struggles to keep her family together in the face of these overwhelming hardships.
Cristiada
Cristiada (2012)
, 2h25
Directed by Dean Wright
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films about religion
Actors Andy García, Eva Longoria, Eduardo Verástegui, Peter O'Toole, Bruce Greenwood, Oscar Isaac
Roles Anacleto González Flores
Rating65% 3.2991953.2991953.2991953.2991953.299195
The film opens with screen titles describing the anti-Catholic provisions of the 1917 Constitution of Mexico. Civil war erupts when newly elected Mexican president, Plutarco Elías Calles (Rubén Blades), begins a violent and relentless crackdown against the country's Catholic faithful. The film depicts the carnage by showing churches being set on fire, Catholic priests murdered and countless faithful peasants killed, then having their bodies publicly hang on telegraph poles as a warning to others.
The Butterfly Circus, 20minutes
Genres Drama
Actors Eduardo Verástegui, Doug Jones, Kirk Bovill, Bob Yerkes
Roles Mr. Mendez
Rating79% 3.9921853.9921853.9921853.9921853.992185
In the 1930s, America is suffering from the Great Depression. Many people are jobless and homeless, and everybody is sad and worried about the difficult economic situation.
Bella
Bella (2006)
, 1h31
Directed by Alejandro Gómez Monteverde
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Eduardo Verástegui, Tammy Blanchard, Manny Perez, Ewa Da Cruz, Angélica Aragón, Ramon Rodriguez
Roles Jose
Rating72% 3.6477753.6477753.6477753.6477753.647775
Bella tells the story of Nina, a New York City waitress, and her co-worker José, a cook.
Meet Me in Miami, 1h34
Actors Carlos Ponce, Eduardo Verástegui, Tara Leniston, Ayşe Tezel, Cástulo Guerra
Rating69% 3.476453.476453.476453.476453.47645
Luis was 12 when he met Julia. She was staying at the Hotel with her family while on holiday, and when the two met, the connection was instant. They spent the summer together, laughing, playing and wishing it would never end. When it was finally time for Julia to return to her native New Zealand, the two made a promise to meet back at the fountain the same time every year. Each year Luis waited, but no Julia.
Chasing Papi, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Roselyn Sánchez, Sofía Vergara, Jaci Velasquez, Eduardo Verástegui, Lisa Vidal, Freddy Rodríguez
Roles Thomas Fuentes
Rating48% 2.4057852.4057852.4057852.4057852.405785
The movie opens with an animated telling of Tomás Fuentes's(Eduardo Verástegui) life, in which he is always surrounded by women. In his current life, he is a representative for the Olivero & Sanchez Marketing Group in Los Angeles and is busy travelling to visit all three of his girlfriends to give them each a gift. Cici (Sofía Vergara), a cocktail waitress from Miami who enjoys being the center of attention; Patricia Sofia Ordonez Coronado del Pescador (Jaci Velasquez), a debutante of New York's high society who is tired of her mother's (María Conchita Alonso) endless attempts to marry her off; and Lorena Morales (Roselyn Sánchez), a lawyer from Chicago who loves how Tomas makes her feel sexy; have fallen for him and given him the affectionate nickname "Papi". This love triangle of sorts affects Tomás's work life, causing him to pass out during a presentation. His doctor learns of the love triangle, tells Tomás to choose only one woman, prescribes tranquilizers and advises against driving, alcohol and women.

Producer

Little Boy
Little Boy (2015)
, 1h39
Directed by Alejandro Gómez Monteverde
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors David Henrie, Kevin James, Emily Watson, Ted Levine, Michael Rapaport, Tom Wilkinson
Roles Executive Producer
Rating73% 3.696833.696833.696833.696833.69683
The story centers on a 7-year-old boy, Pepper Flynt Busbee (Jakob Salvati), who is devastated when his father enlists in the army during World War II. The title is a reference to Little Boy, the code name for the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima as well as a reference to Pepper's height. Pepper has an extremely close relationship with his loving father. It begins from the very moment he is born when his father cradles him in his arms and mentions how small he is. When Pepper is examined by a doctor the physician is asked if the child is a midget. However, the doctor says that the term is offensive and suggests that he is just a "little boy." However, when World War II begins, Pepper's older brother is declared ineligible for military service because of flat feet and his father joins in his place. Not long after his father leaves for war, Pepper hears the Bible verse, "Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move" (Mt. 17:20), he becomes determined to get enough faith to bring his father home. Nevertheless, as his friend and mentor Father Oliver tells him, faith is useless to anyone who harbors hatred. The film highlights the tremendous hatred against Japanese-Americans that was rampant in America at this time. Father Oliver tells Pepper to befriend a Japanese man named Hashimoto. At first, the racism Pepper has internalized from society makes him hesitant to follow this advice, but as he gets to know Hashimoto, he begins to value their friendship and learns from Hashimoto to stand up to those who bully him about his height. The plot then takes a turn when Pepper's father is reported missing in action. Pepper's mother (Emily Watson) struggles to keep her family together in the face of these overwhelming hardships.
Son of God
Son of God (2014)
, 2h18
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Films about virginity
Actors Diogo Morgado, Darwin Shaw, Roma Downey, Leila Mimmack, Greg Hicks, David Rintoul
Roles Executive producer
Rating58% 2.902152.902152.902152.902152.90215
John, the last surviving disciple of Christ, is living in exile as he tells his story.
Bella
Bella (2006)
, 1h31
Directed by Alejandro Gómez Monteverde
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Eduardo Verástegui, Tammy Blanchard, Manny Perez, Ewa Da Cruz, Angélica Aragón, Ramon Rodriguez
Roles Producer
Rating72% 3.6477753.6477753.6477753.6477753.647775
Bella tells the story of Nina, a New York City waitress, and her co-worker José, a cook.