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Hispanic Hollywood: Then & Now chronicles the struggles and accomplishments of many of our most beloved actors, actresses, and entertainers. This series of interviews reveals the political motives behind the entertainment business while illuminating the struggles and triumphs of Hispanics. Entertainers such as Edward James Olmos, Antonio Banderas, and Jimmy Smits reveal what it takes to make it in the entertainment business. They reveal parts of their lives that otherwise would remain private. Jennifer Lopez's engaging life story involves her racially charged struggles to become an actress, dancer, record producer, and singer. Salma Hayek and Rita Moreno reveal their humble beginnings and share their life stories. Jimmy Smits answers questions about his family and discusses his productive career as a television star. Penelope Cruz articulates the difficulty she had as an immigrant in to the United States. She discusses her decision to change her name and how she sees the world of Hollywood.