Category: Lieutenant Victor

“It might take a queer more than five minutes to make up his mind while watching this handsome lieutenant stroke his magnificent organ.” – 

Reinaldo Arenas (Javier Bardem)

19 years ago, today (September 3) in Before Night Falls, Johnny also played Lieutenant Victor, a prison interrogator who can’t resist stroking himself as he stares a portrait of Fidel Castro.
Different from Bon-Bon, Johnny left the funny comedy scenes and becomes an extreme sadist character, representing how homosexuals used to be treated by guards at the

hellish jail of El Morro Prison during the 70′s.

Ps. Johnny’s “magnificent organ” was just a mixture of paper and pieces of cloth stuffed on his pants to make it bigger.

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I wouldn’t be surprised if it was his idea. 

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“The revolution will find a way to use your talent. We could fit you in
somewhere, some speeches, a letter to your friends, publisher, telling them how
well you’re being treated… And that’s a good beginning. ~

Lieutenant Victor”

18 years ago, today (September 3), Before Night Falls premièred at Venice Film
Festival in Italy. The movie was screened mostly in festivals and had a limited
exhibition in the USA theaters in 2000, and later, in 2001, was screened in
several countries. The biographical

drama/romantic movie was directed by
Julian Schnabel, and it’s based on the autobiography of the same name of
Reinaldo Arenas, published in 1993. In this movie, Johnny makes small cameo playing two very
different characters: First he appears as Bon Bon, the glamorous transvestite of
El Morro Prison, and then as the Lieutenant Victor, a
prison interrogator who can’t resist stroking himself as he stares a portrait
of Fidel Castro. 

> Synopsis:
Before Night Falls tells the journey through the
life and work of the late Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas. Victimized by a
government that banned his books and jailed him for a crime he didn’t commit,
Reinaldo endured unspeakable persecution in a courageous stand against
censorship and oppression. Without a country but nor without integrity, he fled
to America where he continued to fight for his personal expression and produced
a stirring body of work.

> Curiosities: 

* There are almost no funny scenes in the movie, and Johnny’s cameo as
Bon Bon makes you burst in laughter, even though he only says one line. As
Victor, Johnny has a longer dialogue interrogating Javier’s character.

* Bon Bon has a tattoo around her neck written “Patria o muerte”, which Fidel Castro said in his speech to the United Nations in 1964.

* Johnny worked in “Before Night Falls” for free, and just said to the
director: “Just put it on the screen.” 

* Busy schedule: Before filming “Before
Night Falls, Johnny already had another filming to make, now as Cesar in the
movie “The Man Who Cried”. 

* This
was the first collaboration between Johnny and Javier Bardem. Their second
collaboration happens 17 years later, in 2017, working together now as Captain
Jack Sparrow and Captain Salazar in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No
Tales”. 

* It
takes 1h 12 minutes to Johnny finally appears as
Bon Bon. Seven minutes later he appears as Lieutenant
Victor. Johnny’s scenes longs for almost 10 minutes. 

* This
is also Johnny’s first and the only LGBT movie, but this is not the first time
he plays a character dressed as woman: In 1994, Johnny appears as Glenda, from the
“Glen or Glenda” movie project he, as Ed Wood, had about cross-dressing and
transsexuality, and in 1995 he also dressed as a harem girl in a scene from
“Don Juan DeMarco”. When he met John Waters to film
“Cry-Baby, Johnny said it was almost like love at first sight because he was
one of the funniest, most charming, intelligent, people he had ever known. When
a magazine asked if he was gay, Johnny denied, but if he were, he could fall in
love for John Waters because he would be a “prime catch”. Later Johnny faced accusations
of being anti-gay after being kissed for a man out of the blue while they went
out for a drink in a bar, but Waters protected him saying that Johnny “is the least homophobic hetero boy I have
ever met”. Years later in 2007, he was almost fired from the set of the
first Pirates of the Caribbean movie when he demonstrated for the first time
his version of how Captain Jack Sparrow would be in the movie. His eccentric
performance made the Disney executives worried asking things like: “What
the f*ck are you doing? What is that thing? Is it drunk, is it gay?”.
Johnny simply answered: “Didn’t you know
all my characters are gay?”. Johnny is the kind of men who doesn’t feel embarrassed

while hugging or kissing his male friends, and has always been open-minded about LGBT
characters. He even already said that he would come out
‘right away’ if he were gay: “Why sit and
be miserable” he says. 

* Johnny had known Julian Schnabel for years from New York. When he called
and asked if Johnny wanted to play a small part as a transvestite in “Before
Night Falls”, he thought it would be easy once he thought he had to wear only a
bra and a dress. Later, when he saw himself acting dressed as Bon-Bon he found
out that he looked exactly like Sophia Loren. 

* Javier Bardem had a
funny reaction when he saw Johnny fully dressed as Bon-Bon: “When I saw him dressed like a woman, I
said, “F*ck, man! Who’s that girl? What an ass!” Javier also said he had a
great time with Johnny: “He did an
amazing work, and he was very generous, very helpful… I admire him a great
deal, as an actor and a human being”.

Happy 19th Anniversary for “Before Night Falls”!
On this day, September 3, the movie premiered at the 2000′s  Venice Film Festival in Italy and Johnny made two small cameos playing the glamorous transvestite of El Morro Prison, Bon Bon and later the Lieutenant Victor, a prison interrogator who can’t resist stroking himself as he stares a portrait of Fidel Castro. (I’ll post this video today!)

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“The revolution will find a way to use your talent. We could fit you in
somewhere, some speeches, a letter to your friends, publisher, telling them how
well you’re being treated… And that’s a good beginning. ~

Lieutenant Victor”

18 years ago, today (September 3), Before Night Falls premièred at Venice Film
Festival in Italy. The movie was screened mostly in festivals and had a limited
exhibition in the USA theaters in 2000, and later, in 2001, was screened in
several countries. The biographical

drama/romantic movie was directed by
Julian Schnabel, and it’s based on the autobiography of the same name of
Reinaldo Arenas, published in 1993. In this movie, Johnny makes small cameo playing two very
different characters: First he appears as Bon Bon, the glamorous transvestite of
El Morro Prison, and then as the Lieutenant Victor, a
prison interrogator who can’t resist stroking himself as he stares a portrait
of Fidel Castro. 

> Synopsis:
Before Night Falls tells the journey through the
life and work of the late Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas. Victimized by a
government that banned his books and jailed him for a crime he didn’t commit,
Reinaldo endured unspeakable persecution in a courageous stand against
censorship and oppression. Without a country but nor without integrity, he fled
to America where he continued to fight for his personal expression and produced
a stirring body of work.

> Curiosities: 

* There are almost no funny scenes in the movie, and Johnny’s cameo as
Bon Bon makes you burst in laughter, even though he only says one line. As
Victor, Johnny has a longer dialogue interrogating Javier’s character.

* Bon Bon has a tattoo around her neck written “Patria o muerte”, which Fidel Castro said in his speech to the United Nations in 1964.

* Johnny worked in “Before Night Falls” for free, and just said to the
director: “Just put it on the screen.” 

* Busy schedule: Before filming “Before
Night Falls, Johnny already had another filming to make, now as Cesar in the
movie “The Man Who Cried”. 

* This
was the first collaboration between Johnny and Javier Bardem. Their second
collaboration happens 17 years later, in 2017, working together now as Captain
Jack Sparrow and Captain Salazar in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No
Tales”. 

* It
takes 1h 12 minutes to Johnny finally appears as
Bon Bon. Seven minutes later he appears as Lieutenant
Victor. Johnny’s scenes longs for almost 10 minutes. 

* This
is also Johnny’s first and the only LGBT movie, but this is not the first time
he plays a character dressed as woman: In 1994, Johnny appears as Glenda, from the
“Glen or Glenda” movie project he, as Ed Wood, had about cross-dressing and
transsexuality, and in 1995 he also dressed as a harem girl in a scene from
“Don Juan DeMarco”. When he met John Waters to film
“Cry-Baby, Johnny said it was almost like love at first sight because he was
one of the funniest, most charming, intelligent, people he had ever known. When
a magazine asked if he was gay, Johnny denied, but if he were, he could fall in
love for John Waters because he would be a “prime catch”. Later Johnny faced accusations
of being anti-gay after being kissed for a man out of the blue while they went
out for a drink in a bar, but Waters protected him saying that Johnny “is the least homophobic hetero boy I have
ever met”. Years later in 2007, he was almost fired from the set of the
first Pirates of the Caribbean movie when he demonstrated for the first time
his version of how Captain Jack Sparrow would be in the movie. His eccentric
performance made the Disney executives worried asking things like: “What
the f*ck are you doing? What is that thing? Is it drunk, is it gay?”.
Johnny simply answered: “Didn’t you know
all my characters are gay?”. Johnny is the kind of men who doesn’t feel embarrassed

while hugging or kissing his male friends, and has always been open-minded about LGBT
characters. He even already said that he would come out
‘right away’ if he were gay: “Why sit and
be miserable” he says. 

* Johnny had known Julian Schnabel for years from New York. When he called
and asked if Johnny wanted to play a small part as a transvestite in “Before
Night Falls”, he thought it would be easy once he thought he had to wear only a
bra and a dress. Later, when he saw himself acting dressed as Bon-Bon he found
out that he looked exactly like Sophia Loren. 

* Javier Bardem had a
funny reaction when he saw Johnny fully dressed as Bon-Bon: “When I saw him dressed like a woman, I
said, “F*ck, man! Who’s that girl? What an ass!” Javier also said he had a
great time with Johnny: “He did an
amazing work, and he was very generous, very helpful… I admire him a great
deal, as an actor and a human being”.