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A list of the best Hispanic actors. From the early days through the Golden Age through today, Hispanic actors have appeared on both the small and big screens, entertaining audiences throughout the world with their creative interpretations of various characters. The best Hispanic actors are globally recognized by the Academy and audiences for their fine work. The best Hispanic actors on this list are well known and popular actors who you probably have heard of. They are some of the biggest names in Hollywood, both historically and today. The best Hispanic actors have starred in Hollywood blockbusters and indie art house films. Many of the actors on this list are some of the most talented in the world.

The people on this list vary in importance, from iconic stars like Anthony Quinn and Jimmy Smits, to today's greats in Javier Bardem and Benicio Del Toro. If action is your thing, then Machete himself, Danny Trejo, is a Hispanic actor representing that genre on here. The one common thread that holds these actors together, besides their ethnicity is that they're the best Hispanic actors out there and are considered all time greats.

This the list of the best Hispanic actors. If you notice that an actor with a Hispanic background isn't on this list, feel free to add him. Vote or re-rerank this list according to how you think the best Hispanic actors list should look.
Benicio del Toro is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Hispanic Actors
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Benicio del Toro


Benicio Monserrate Rafael Del Toro Sánchez, better known as Benicio Del Toro, is a Puerto Rican actor, film producer and film director. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA Award for his role as Javier Rodríguez in Traffic. He is also known for his roles as Fred Fenster in The Usual Suspects, Dr. Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Franky Four Fingers in Snatch, Jackie Boy in Sin City and Che Guevara in Che, a performance which garnered him the Best Actor Award both at the Cannes Film Festival in France, and at the Goya Awards in Spain. He portrayed The Collector in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy. He is the third Puerto ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 51

Birthplace: San Germán, Puerto Rico

Height: 1.85

Credits: Snatch., The Usual Suspects, Traffic, Sicario

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#35 on The Hottest Silver Foxes

#17 on The Greatest Non-White Actors in Hollywood

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Javier Bardem is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Hispanic Actors
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Javier Bardem


Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem is a Spanish actor. In 2007, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men. He has also garnered critical acclaim for roles in films such as Jamón, jamón, Carne trémula, Boca a boca, Los Lunes al sol and Mar adentro. He portrayed the main antagonist Raoul Silva in the 2012 James Bond movie Skyfall, for which he received both a BAFTA and a SAG nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Bardem has also won a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA, five Goya Awards, two European Film Awards, a Prize for Best Actor at Cannes and two Coppa Volpis at Venice for his work. He is the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 49

Birthplace: Las Palmas, Spain

Height: 5'11"

Credits: No Country for Old Men, Skyfall, The Sea Inside, Biutiful

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#71 on The Best (Male) Actors Working Today

#18 on Who Should Be The Next Wolverine?

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Edward James Olmos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Hispanic Actors
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Edward James Olmos


Edward James Olmos is an American actor and director. Among his most memorable roles are William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, Lt. Martin Castillo in Miami Vice, teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver, patriarch Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. in the film Selena, Detective Gaff in Blade Runner, and narrator El Pachuco in both the stage and film versions of Zoot Suit. In 1988, Olmos was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the film Stand and Deliver. He is the first and only Hispanic-American to be nominated for Best Actor. He has also been a longtime pioneer for more diversified roles and images of Hispanics in the U.S. media. His notable ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

Height: 1.77

Credits: Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica, Miami Vice, 2 Guns

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Antonio Banderas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Hispanic Actors
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Antonio Banderas


José Antonio Domínguez Banderas, better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish actor, director, and producer. He began his acting career with a series of films by director Pedro Almodóvar and then appeared in high-profile Hollywood movies, especially in the 1990s, including Assassins, Evita, Interview with the Vampire, Philadelphia, Desperado, The Mask of Zorro and Spy Kids. Banderas also portrayed the voice of "Puss in Boots" in the Shrek sequels and Puss in Boots as well as the bee in the US Nasonex commercials. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Birthplace: Benalmádena, Spain

Height: 5'8"

Credits: Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Shrek 2, The Skin I Live In

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#69 on The Hottest Men Over 40

#9 on The Best Animated Voiceover Performances

#29 on The Greatest Non-White Actors in Hollywood

#58 on The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

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