The Acapulco Celebrity Interviews

When you visit Acapulco, you will most likely encounter one or more of the people that I will be interviewing in the "celebrity interviews" series. Acapulco has quite a few intriguing personalities and local celebrities that you will run into at the clubs, at special events, or just walking on the street. I thought that it might be interesting to get a glimpse behind the scenes and into the minds of the real people behind these characters.

This is my favorite part of the website, so check back soon for more interviews. If you have a recommendation for a future interview, feel free to contact me from this site.

Silver Man: I was happy when Benji agreed to be my first interview. His character, known as "The Silver Man" or "El Azteca", symbolizes Acapulco in many ways - the excitement, the nightlife, the music and dancing, the heat, and the blend of traditional Mexican culture with the ultra-modern.

We met at Palladium and did the interview backstage while he was getting ready for his show. I wasn't sure what to expect, because his stage character is quite intimidating, but I found him to be one of the most down-to-earth and real people I have met in Acapulco, though he did sort of freak me out when he painted his eyeballs silver. . .

Additional information about the original El Azteca.

  Silver Man, Palladium

For many more tales of adventures with celebrities and royalty who visited the city from the 1940's through the 1990's, a fascinating book is Mike Oliver's Acapulco.

Celebrity Trivia for Acapulco

Movies Filmed in Acapulco: Fun in Acapulco (Elvis!), Rambo I - III (Sylvester Stallone), Blow (Johnny Depp and PenÚlope Cruz).

Famous Honeymooners in Acapulco: John and Jackie Kennedy, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Liz Taylor and Michael Todd.

Celebrity Sightings in Acapulco

Bono from U2 in Acapulco  

Bono from U2 and Polo from Pacific Tours hang out in Acapulco.

"Bono was really cool."