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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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Age: 50

Birthplace: San Germán, Puerto Rico

Schools: Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Mercersburg Academy, Academia del Perpetuo Socorro, University of California, San Diego, + more

Height: 6'0"

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

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Antonio Banderas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Hispanic Actors
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Age: 56

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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#45 on The Greatest Non-White Actors in Hollywood

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Javier Bardem


Javier Bardem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Hispanic Actors
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Age: 48

Birthplace: Las Palmas, Spain

Height: 5'11"

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

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Anthony Quinn


Anthony Quinn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Hispanic Actors
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Age: Died at 86 (1915-2001)

Birthplace: Chihuahua, Chihuahua Municipality, Mexico

Schools: Belmont High School, Polytechnic High School, Hammel Street Elementary School

Height: 6'0"

Credits: Lawrence of Arabia, La Strada, Zorba the Greek, The Message

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#93 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

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