Elpidia Carrillo (born August 16, 1961) is a Mexican actress who has appeared in various acclaimed Hollywood films. She is also credited as Elpedia Carrillo on some of her films. Her most famous role to date has arguably been that of "Maria" in the 1986 movie Salvador, where she acted alongside James Woods. She has also acted with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jimmy Smits and many other stars.
Carrillo was born in Parácuaro,Michoacán, Mexico and lives in Venice California, with two daughters and husband.
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Bread and Roses is a 2000 film directed by Ken Loach, starring Adrien Brody. The plot deals with the struggle of poorly paid cleaners in Los Angeles and their fight for better working conditions and the right to unionize.
The film is critical of inequalities in the US, health insurance in particular is highlighted and it is also claimed in the film that the pay of cleaners and other low paying jobs has declined in recent years.
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Salvador is a 1986 film which tells the story of an American journalist in El Salvador covering the Salvadoran civil war. While trying to get footage, he becomes entangled with both leftist guerrillas and rightist military. It stars James Woods, James Belushi, Michael Murphy, John Savage, Elpidia Carrillo, Tony Plana, Cynthia Gibb, Juan Fernandez and José Carlos Ruiz. The movie, despite its serious subject matter, is presented as a political thriller through the eyes of Boyle.
The movie was written by Oliver Stone and Richard Boyle, and was directed by Oliver Stone. Oliver Stone's portrayal is strongly sympathetic towards the left wing and Communist tendencies. He is strongly critical towards the rightwing military, and the Mono Blanco deathsquads. His portrayal of the Catholic Church reflects his political views. This is exemplified in the political sermon of Archbishop Romero, where the Catholic prelate is made to contradict himself and Catholic Social doctrine.
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