03/31/2012 08:55 am ET Updated Apr 02, 2012

Cesar Chavez Honored: 9 Latinos Who Have Played Real People PHOTOS)

It was recently reported that Mexican-American actor Michael Peña (“Crash,” “World Trade Center’) has been cast to play Civil Rights Leader, Cesar Chavez on the big screen alongside Rosario Dawson and America Ferrera.

And, since today is Cesar Chavez's birthday and an official state holiday in California, Colorado and Texas, (schools, courts and government offices are closed in some states in observance of the holiday), we thought it would be fun to take a look back at other Latino stars who –like Peña – have played real people in movies.

Happy Birthday, Cesar Chavez!

Click through our slideshow and tell us which of these biopics starring Latinos is your favorite!

9 Latinos Who Have Played Famous Latinos