Benicio Del Toro's film worries

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Benicio Del Toro's film worries

Benicio Del Toro was worried his film 'Che', a biopic of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara, would be a complete disaster.

Benicio Del Toro was worried his film 'Che' would be a complete disaster.

The Puerto Rican-born actor convinced himself his biopic of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara, who was born in Argentina, would be too complex to be a coherent work.

He said: "I am pleasantly surprised by what is up on the screen. At one point I thought it was a total disaster that was never going to end, that would never turn into a movie and never end up as a cohesive. It was like a painting that I thought was going to end up looking like mud."

Benicio - who takes the lead role of Che and produces the film -

Can understand why the heavily political film was not an attractive prospect for movie investors.

He explained to Britain's Independent newspaper: "Potential investors were like, 'So it's about a communist revolutionary and it's five hours long, and it's in Spanish - ummmm. But it would have been stupid to do the movie any other way in another language or any shorter."

'Che' received a 10-minute standing ovation from a 2,000 strong audience when it was screened earlier this week in Havana, the capital of Cuba.

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