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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 2 December 1956Havana, Cuba
Birth NameEsteban Ernesto Echevarria
Nickname Rocky
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Steven Bauer was born on December 2, 1956 in Havana, Cuba as Esteban Ernesto Echevarria. He is an actor and producer, known for Scarface (1983), Primal Fear (1996) and Ray Donovan (2013).

Spouse (4)

Paulette Miltimore (28 December 2003 - 18 September 2012) (divorced)
Christiana Boney (27 June 1992 - ?) (divorced)
Ingrid Anderson (June 1989 - 1991) (divorced) (1 child)
Melanie Griffith (8 September 1981 - 1989) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (15)

Son, Alexander
Attended the University of Miami, where he was something of a heartthrob on campus. In the School of Drama's Ring Theater, he played such roles as Lennie in "Of Mice and Men."
Has two sons. Alexander Griffith Bauer (b. August 22, 1985) with first wife Melanie Griffith and Dylan Dean Steven Bauer (b. May 14, 1990) by his second marriage to Ingrid Anderson.
His parents immigrated to southern Florida, in 1960, when Steven was three years old.
He is a graduate of Coral Park High School in Miami, Florida.
Was the original choice for the lead role of Kingpin (2003). He was replaced by Bobby Cannavale at the last minute.
"Bauer" is his mother's maiden name.
His big film break came with the substantial role of Manolo Ribera in Scarface (1983) even though he was a relatively unknown actor at the time. The producers were convinced that he was right for the role based on his strong audition, as well as his authentic Cuban background. His performance drew a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
In the early 1980s he moved to New York City and studied under famed acting guru Stella Adler, appearing on stage in occasional productions.
Originally intended to become a musician but turned to acting while attending Miami-Dade Community College. He then transferred to Theater Arts Department of the University of Miami.
Born Esteban Ernesto Echevarria in Havana, Cuba, the son of Lillian, a schoolteacher, and Esteban Echevarria, a pilot who worked for Cubana Airlines until the Cuban Revolution. Steven's maternal grandfather was a Jewish refugee from Germany and his stage surname comes from that side of his family.
Appears in the music video "Would I Lie to You" (1985) as Annie Lennox's motorcyclist boyfriend who drops the singer off at a Eurythmics gig. Bauer had just made an auspicious acting debut in Scarface (1983) as Al Pacino's buddy Manny.
He travels back and forth between homes in Los Angeles and Miami when he is not working. [August 2009]
Made his stage debut at Miami Dade Junior College in a revival of "Summer and Snoke" and studied with Actors Studio alumnus, Robert Lowery.
Ex-boyfriend of Lyda Loudon.

Personal Quotes (16)

If you look at 1983, the film of the year was 'Terms of Endearment.' 'Scarface' was lumped in under the gratuitously violent banner. I mean, we knew it was violent, that it depicted a violent time and place. But it wasn't the end-all of the thing.
I'm very fond of the British cinema. I'm a big fan of Martin Campbell and Daniel Craig. I actually find Daniel very inspirational, especially on the physical side of things. He really inspired me to get back into shape when I started to add on a few pounds. I think he's a great role model.
I've learned not to attach personal feelings to critics who review your work. It's their opinions, their perceptions - it's a very subjective thing, and you can be hurt.
I'll be playing a priest in 'Chavez Cage Of Glory,' which is a fight movie.
Next? Growing up to be Clint Eastwood, I hope.
I'm actually Cuban-born, born in 1956, the year Fidel Castro came into power, and my father moved my family to Miami a few years later when things were starting to look bad.
People got very wimpy about 'Scarface' very quickly.
I have turned down playing the most despicable people on Earth. I turn it down all the time.
Fortunately, I'm very healthy, and my body is still intact. It hasn't aged very much, I feel like a very young 56. I exercise regularly, and when I do, I always learn new things about my body.
I really do like the independent way of working. You don't get much studio intrusion compared to when you're working on a big Hollywood film where there tends to always be loads of people interfering. The only problem, though, with independent features is that they are hard to sell.
'Ray Donovan' is such a revelation to everybody who's working on it, and it's only getting better.
'Scarface' was a tremendous undertaking, and I'm one of those who really feel that no one could have done it like Brian De Palma.
I'd like to make movies as a producer and a director.
I think there is sort of a general universal perception of me, or someone who looks like me, as someone who is kind of menacing, dark or mysterious.
I think the whole DVD craze has provided opportunities for material that, for those interested in it, explains the whole history and background in getting a film made, which is great.
People recite lines to me all the time, anywhere I get recognized.

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