Stephen Colbert Proves He's Perfect For The Movie Role Of El Chapo (Video)

The escaped drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was recaptured by Mexican authorities because, surprisingly, it turns out an interview with a celebrity isn't a great method for remaining incognito.

Mexican officials said actor Sean Penn's interview with El Chapo for Rolling Stone, which the drug lord apparently agreed to because he wants a movie made of his life, assisted them in the recapture.

The late-night jokes practically write themselves here, but Stephen Colbert has once again done it better than anyone else could.

If El Chapo wants a biopic, Colbert is more than willing to offer his services. In a clip posted to the "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" YouTube channel today, Colbert submits his audition tape for the starring role, and it's perfect.

Now, I'll admit before I watched the video, I could see this going horribly wrong — visions of a white guy doing an over-the-top Mexican accent filled my head — but fear not.

Colbert's El Chapo impressions range from a 1920s gangster to Han Solo, and I'm going to go ahead and give him my Oscar vote.

C'mon, it's Colbert! Did you really expect anything less than a class act? Watch for yourself above.

Citations: Stephen Colbert Thinks Stephen Colbert Should Play El Chapo in a Biopic (Complex)