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Rodrigo Santoro is King Xerxes

Rodrigo Santoro is King Xerxes

All the hype surrounding Gerard Butler‘s performance as King Leonidas in Frank Miller‘s 300 has overshadowed Rodrigo Santoro‘s fantastic performance as the evil Persian King Xerxes. Check out the amazing transformation Rodrigo made from Brazilian surfer hottie to the 9-foot tall oddly feminine Xerxes.

Rodrigo, 31, is one of Brazil’s most sought-after young actors and has had notable movie roles in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle and Love Actually. Most recently, he washed up on the shores of ABC’s hit drama Lost.

Check out the video below of Rodrigo‘s appearance on today’s edition of Good Morning America!

300 opens in theaters (including IMAX) nationwide this Friday, March 9.

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  • Juls

    I’ve been watching him since he was a teenager doing soap operas in Brasil.
    He’s a hottie and very humble guy too.
    Good for him! Yeayyyy!!!!

  • Julia

    he is so calm, normal and NOT boring at the same time. Truly rare combination. Nice one!!

  • Dods

    Rodrigo is pure hotness…

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  • Vera

    I think Rodrigo is such a nice guy.
    According to celebrities sich as Rodrigo and Gisele Brasilian peope seem to be very sunny and down to earth. That’s really attractive. Love it!
    And defenetely he’s one of the hottest guys alive.

  • spartan

    it’s king LEONIDAS

  • maly

    oh. my. GOD!

    Rodrigo Santoro needs to fucking marry me RIGHT NOW!!! so freaking hot…

    More Rodrigo items please, Jared!!

  • Carol

    i’m brazilian!!!! (ok, I know… who cares!)
    I just want to say that everybody over here is very proud of him… he has always been very down to earth and sweet… besides hot!!!

    ~>sorry for any mistakes!

  • Patty

    Rodrigo is not only talented but adorable! We in Latin America are very proud of him! Very nice interview!
    Regards from Lima, Peru ^_^!

  • Lili

    Rodrigo is so HOT.
    Im Portuguese so I’ve been watching Him in soap opera’s and brazillian movies for so long, and he is always so hot, so sweet and a great actor. His the best.

    Give us more jared, pls more.

  • AddictedtoBAMZs+1

    WOW!!! He’s only been speaking English since 2002?? Could someone please tell Penelope Cruz AND Antonio Bandaras who his teacher is? Cuz’ they are impossible to understand, while this guy has every inflection and nuance down pat! What a gorgeous and nice and intelligent guy! How old is he? So glad I saw this clip…please follow him a lot, Jared….

  • Desert

    Oh my GOD. I just want to eat him up.

  • Juls

    We all want him. But the lucky lady is Ellen Jabour. They’ve been dating for over a year, I believe. She’s a gorgeous model/TV host from Brasil. You’ll find pics of them together if you search google images.
    He’s 31 but doesn’t look a day older than 25!!!

  • Akemi Hasebe

    I love Rodrigo Santoro !

  • Just Jared

    Thanks, spartan!!

  • XerxesGrrl

    OMG…Xerxes was the best thing about 300….There were about 900 million hot guys in that movie but Rodrigo was the finest!! They made him a zillion feet tall in the movie so there’s definitely more of him to love…King Leonidas and his crew were nice, but Xerxes was the best! signed, Mrs. Santoro (haha)

  • SAM

    Santoro is a great actor. No doubt on that!

    But is a shame Xerxes is portrayed as the evil one, when History has him as a man of justice and wisdom. A man who (besides the different aspect from this Xerxes) understood that he couldn’t keep on with the fights and decided to invest on the mental and spiritual illumination of his peoples.

    Anyhow, Santoro is good! Undoubtedly!

  • teehee

    Xerxes was wise and just, he was very kind and offered that hunch back tons and tons of orgies with hot women! now isn’t that sooo sweet? what’s with all the piercings though? i bet all that jewerly was heavy on his face.

  • talita

    Tinha que ser do Brasil.. Ele é o máximoo! [:p]

  • Civita

    I just saw part of this movie today. I was hoping to find out what Xerxes really looked like, so than you for this. He is adorable both ways, lol. But is that his voice in the movie? The voice sounds so familiar….does anyone know? Do they use some gadget to change his voice?


  • http://HOTMAIL ellie kehoe

    he is a hotty

  • Ralitac

    To Civita, hey just saw the movie 300, and thought to my self, that her sounds a lot like the Mouth of Sauron in LOTR:RotK, still looking but Im convinced its him

  • http://Facebook Elle martins

    Brazilians and Portuguese are not Latin.god how I. Hate that us a language not a race. But true if you look up the word Latino it will say person born in Spain or that speak Brazilians and Portuguese ppl understand Spanish. But they don’t understand is a very difficult language to learn.