Remember Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite? Well, the actor who played him has a twin brother, and he's not enjoying his brother's success at all.
Carlos Ramirez was sued by his brother, actor Efren Ramirez, for falsely impersonating him without his permission. Carlos was forced to pay Efren over $10 million and must now cease and desist from making public appearances posing as his brother.
In a recent interview with TMZ, Carlos explained that he had been making those appearances at Efren's request because Pedro was too busy to make them himself.
But he also admitted to taking this responsibility a bit to far.
“I did attend an event without his knowledge as I was being immature and wanted to get back at him for a personal matter which involved the girl I was dating at the time.”
The legal feud has completely destroyed their relationship and the two brothers are currently not on speaking terms. Carlos, however, wants to make amends and rekindle the partnership they once had.
“I would love to talk to Efren. Maybe even work together in the future. His support would be amazing. I think it’s safe to say the magnitude of ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ and everything that has come along with it, has ruined my relationship with my twin.”
Our hearts go out to Carlos and everyone else who didn't vote for Pedro.
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