Several Latinos in movie about billionaire Jeff Bezos
It stars Armando Gutierrez as Jeff, and Cuban musician Emilio Estefan Jr. as Miguel Bezos, the entrepreneur's Cuban father.
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"Bezos: The Beginning" tells the story of the billionaire's life and is produced by Marcus Lemonis. It premiered at Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami.
Estefan said on social media that he is "very happy to be part of this movie and to represent Mike Bezos", because "Mike represents the unconditional love that a father has for his son and his family, the unique love that fathers feel for their children".
The film is based on the book "Zero to Hero" by Tashena Banks, which tells the story of Bezos as he quit his job as a hedge fund manager and borrowed money from his father to go across the country and realize his dream of creating the world's largest online bookstore.
"Don't miss the #BezosMovie , a truly inspiring film, that makes you see how you can never stop fighting for your dreams!!! A story of the true American dream," Estefan wrote on his Instagram account during the opening night.
Actor Armando Gutierrez developed his character as Jeff Bezos alongside Thai director Khoa Le, telling the true story of how the entrepreneur became one of the richest men in the world.
The film will give viewers a closer look at the ties Bezos has had with the Latino community since he was 4 years old, when he was adopted by Cuban immigrant Miguel Angel Bezos Perez, whom his mother married.
"My father came here from Cuba by himself when he was 16 and didn't speak English. He adopted me when I was four years old and never looked back. I love you, Dad," Bezos recalled through a post on Father's Day 2020.
The film "Bezos: The Beginning" is now available for pre-order on Apple TV and Vimeo streaming platforms.
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