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The Very Best Latino Actors  

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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 Latino Actors
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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: 52

Birthplace: San Germán, Puerto Rico

Height: 1.85

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

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Edward James Olmos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Latino Actors
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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: 72

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Height: 1.77

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

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Anthony Quinn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Latino Actors
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Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca, more commonly known as Anthony Quinn, was a Mexican American actor, as well as a painter and writer. He starred in numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful films, including La Strada, The Guns of Navarone, Zorba the Greek, Guns for San Sebastian, Lawrence of Arabia, The Message and Lion of the Desert. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor twice: for Viva Zapata! in 1952 and Lust for Life in 1956. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 86 (1915-2001)

Birthplace: Chihuahua, Chihuahua Municipality, Mexico

Height: 6'0"

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

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Andy García is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Latino Actors
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Andrés Arturo García Menéndez, professionally known as Andy Garcia, is a Cuban-American actor and director. He became known in the late 1980s and 1990s, having appeared in several successful Hollywood films, including The Godfather Part III, The Untouchables, Internal Affairs and When a Man Loves a Woman. More recently, he has starred in Ocean's Eleven and its sequels, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen, and The Lost City. García was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Vincent Mancini in The Godfather Part III. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 62

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Height: 5'10"

Credits: The Untouchables, Ocean's Eleven, The Godfather Part III, Ocean's Thirteen, Ocean's Twelve, + more

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