Moulin Rouge! actor John Leguizamo has blasted Hollywood for failing to offer diverse roles to Latino actors.

The Colombian-born star is disillusioned by the number of stereotypical Hispanic roles offered to him - and wishes movies would focus more on other aspects of his heritage rather than their involvement in crime.

Leguizamo says, "We have to tell the whole plethora of our stories. We have the whole spectrum... in our culture.

On his first Spanish dialogue role in CRONICAS, Leguizamo adds, "My grammar and my vocabulary is third grade when I'm supposed to be college educated.

"I watched a lot of UNIVISION and TELEMUNDO."

19/06/2005 10:41