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Bruno Romagnoli stars in award-winning film 'The Farmer'
Entertainment, education, and engagement; as an internationally sought-after actor, these are the fundamentals in which Argentina's Bruno Romagnoli has built his career.

His first responsibility when he takes on a new role is to entertain his audience, providing a way for people all over the world to escape their reality for even a couple of hours. He also aims to make a difference with his work, telling important stories that enlighten viewers and provides a perspective they may have never considered. Lastly, he always engages his audience, with an innate talent that keeps the audience intrigued.

"I love to make people feel better, to share emotions with them. When they see another person on the big screen feeling the same way they feel then they don't feel alone anymore. When that happens, I've achieved my goal as an actor," he said.

Throughout his esteemed career, Romagnoli has taken on countless complex, challenging, and captivating roles. From the telling drama Blood where he plays a member of the KKK to the iconic role of Peter Parker in the Spanish version of The Death of Spiderman, Romagnoli's versatility as an actor is evident in everything he does. He aims to always have an honest performance, touching on various aspects of humanity with every character he takes on.

"My style of acting is very emotional and rough. It is very difficult to find an actor with my qualities that has such emotional availability. I'm the bad guy, the masculine guy that can also deliver award winner performances. People have called me a good-looking character actor, because I can change my looks and my body very easily," said Romagnoli.

This approach is exemplified in Romagnoli's award-winning film The Farmer. Telling the story of a retired boxer who is forced to fight an android to save his wife, protect his farm, and prove that robots will never surpass humans, the actor had to get in the shape of a famed boxer and learn the sport.

"I like the story because I feel attached to the theme, something very simple but also has an inspiring message: no matter where you are keep fighting for your dreams. Marco was retired and out of shape for a while, but he was able to fight and defeat a trained android for love. When people see a movie they want to feel inspired and I think that is what happened when people saw the film," he said.

Romagnoli played the leading character of Marco, also known as the Italian Dragon in the boxing world. Bruno had a very simple life. He left the glory of being a famous boxer to become a simple farmer in the outskirts of the city. The technology around the world was changing and sports were receiving androids in all categories. People were being replaced. Marco Barone received a very bad injury in one of those fights and retired. However, his passion for boxing never faded, and he missed the sport all the time. 

Romagnoli's stunts and martial arts skills were necessary from the beginning in order to finish the film on time. He is incredibly skilled in karate, holding a black belt as a two-time Argentinian champion.

"The most difficult part of filming was the final fight in the ring. We fought inside a round pen. Not only did we create the fight in four hours, we did it again and again in order to get it right. The sun was very strong, and we were exhausted, but we pushed through to create something magical," he described. 

The film was part of The 48 Hour Film Project, a competition in Los Angeles that challenges filmmakers to write, shoot, and finalize a film in only two days, showcasing the raw talent of the entire cast and crew involved. Romagnoli had only a few hours to get in the mindset of his character, creating a background story for Bruno and his wife that helped build the tension in the scene later on when the other fighter shows up.

"I love working with such passionate and talented people. The project was a huge challenge and my cold reading skills were put to the test; in less than an hour I needed to come up with the story of Marco, the tone of the project, the relationship with the characters, the arc of each scene and the point of view. I put my own essence in that character, it felt a lot like me, and that's probably why it worked so beautifully. I discovered a couple of things about myself in relationship with the work," said Romagnoli.

The Farmer immensely impressed at the competition when it premiered at Regal LA in August of 2018. It was nominated for Best Film and eight other nominations, including a Best Actor nod for Romagnoli. It was in the top five of 127 films, an amazing feat, and took home the awards for Best Graphics and Best Trailer. One month later the film was screened at the iconic Chinese Theatre, receiving even more praise.

"It feels amazing that the film has made such an impact. People were approaching me and talking to me about the project once the screening was over. I got the chance to show the film in a public event in Argentina and because of that three casting directors started following me and requested me to audition for them in very big shows in South America. It is really incredible, even almost a year later," he concluded.

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