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'Napoleon Dynamite' Star

Twin Brother Lashes Out

MOVIE RUINED MY LIFE!!!

2/25/2013 3:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0215-carlos-ramirez-efren-gettyFun Fact: Did you know "Pedro" from the 2004 hit "Napoleon Dynamite" has a twin brother?

Not So Fun Fact: "Pedro" threatened to sue his twin brother for more than $10 MILLION for impersonating him without permission ... and now the bros don't speak.

It all came to a head in 2008, when Efren Ramirez (the real Pedro) sent a cease-and-desist letter to his brother Carlos Ramirez ... warning him to stop making public appearances as "Efren."

We spoke to Carlos ... who tells us he only started impersonating Efren at his brother's request, when Efren was "too busy" to make the appearances himself.

But Carlos admits he took things too far ... saying, "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."

Carlos says the rift between the two got so bad, Efren's lawyer fired off a letter instructing Carlos to stop "interfering with [Efren's] personal and professional life" ... or else Efren would sue his brother for more than $10 million.

Carlos says he got the message loud and clear ... and started focusing on his own acting career.

Now Carlos is determined to put the past behind him and wants to salvage his relationship with his bro ... telling TMZ, "I would love to talk to Efren. Maybe even work together in the future. His support would be amazing."

He also says, "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."

As for Efren ... we reached out to his rep for comment who told us, "Efren prefers to keep what's between he and Carlos, between he and Carlos."

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16.

jen    

Fun fact Jon Heder aka Napoleon also is a twin

503 days ago
17.

Waka Waka Waka    

Can someone say..HAITER IN THE HOUSE.... waka waka wakaaaaa........

503 days ago
18.

coolflix    

Apparently Carlos Ramirez plays a woman in a new Indie film called A-Guruphobia. Saw a pic on their Facebook page. Looks pretty funny. Www.facebook.com/aguruphobia is the page.

503 days ago
19.

ceebee505    

He was also in crank and crank high voltage. This guy is funny. He has been on alot of tv show and voice overs.

503 days ago
20.

Pansy    

Well THAT escalated quickly...

503 days ago
21.

arale norimaki    

gallagher 2?

503 days ago
22.

superfire71    

I knew Carlos from the Air Force (USAF) - RAF Mildenhall, UK. Alright dude IMO

503 days ago
23.

HollywoodGurl    

I commend Carlos for speaking up......this is a very sad thing to see....twins at odds and people that encourage them to be enemies....You should both grow up and bury the hatchet...family is really all you have when everything else fades away.

502 days ago
24.

braintrain    

I have the same problem with brad pitt

502 days ago
25.

juicyyellabone    

Career yea right gtfohhhhhhhh

502 days ago
26.

jessyfish1    

I ****ing hated that movie.

502 days ago
27.

KLynn    

Carlos hit on me 6 years ago, at 3am, at a Denny's in Tujunga, pretending he was his brother. Super classy dude.

502 days ago
28.

Carlos    

Vote for Carlos.

502 days ago
29.

DaveT    

Have friends and family who liked Napoleon Dynamite, and everyone's entitled to their own taste, but when I watched the movie it was like...."OK something exciting is going to happen any minute now.....OK now......OK maybe now......any minute now....um....now?"

502 days ago
30.

Rebecca White    

When I was read Carlos' and Efren's quotes, I used my PEDRO voice lol.

495 days ago
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