22 Latino Actors That Should Be Taking Over Hollywood

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1. Diego Boneta

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Is from: Mexico
Works in: Mexico and U.S.
Claim to fame: Pretty Little Liars
Fun fact: Diego Boneta was awarded GQ Latin America’s “Actor of The Year” award, and with good reason. Aside from his good looks, Boneta also appeared in his first American feature film last year, Rock of Ages. Bonus points: he can SING.

2. Cauã Reymond

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Is from: Brazil
Works in: Brazil
Claim to fame: Brazilian novelas and cinema
Fun fact: Reymond is one of the most successful upcoming actors in his country. He’s well known for his most recent work in the novela Avenida Brasil, and for his shirtless runs along Copacabana Beach.

3. William Levy

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Is from: Cuba
Works in: Mexico
Claim to fame: Mexican novelas and ABC’s Dancing With The Stars
Fun fact: He’s set to make his American movie debut with two feature films being released in 2014. The first is a Bille Woodruff movie titled Addicted, the second a Tyler Perry film titled Single Moms Club.

4. Rodrigo Santoro

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Is from: Brazil
Works in: U.S.
Claim to Fame: Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Fun fact: After his “big break” in American cinema back in 2003, Santoro has also appeared in Love Actually, the popular TV series Lost, and the epic Spartan feature 300.

5. Benjamin Vicuña

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Is from: Chile
Works in: Chile/Argentina/Spain
Claim to fame: Chilean TV
Fun fact: He’s married to Argentine super model Pampita. Together they make the hottest couple of the Southern Hemisphere.

6. Gael García Bernal

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Is from: Mexico
Works in: Mexico and U.S.
Claim to fame: Y Tu Mamá Tambien
Fun fact: Although he has appeared in a few American films such as The King and Babel, Bernal is considered cinema royalty in his home country of Mexico, where he has completed most of his work. Also, he married Argentine actress Dolores Fonzi, so he’s huge there too.

7. Edgar Ramirez

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Is from: Venezuela
Works in: Venezuela and U.S.
Claim to fame: Carlos
Fun fact: Ramirez won a César Award for his work in the French-German biopic series Carlos. He’s also appeared in big Hollywood blockbusters such as Zero Dark Thirty, Vantage Point, and The Bourne Ultimatum.

8. Leonardo Sbaraglia

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Is from: Argentina
Works in: Argentina and Mexico
Claim to fame: Clave de Sol
Fun fact: In an interview he admitted to regretting not accepting a part in Nueve Reinas, one of Argentina’s most famous movies.

9. Diego Luna

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Is from: Mexico
Works in: Mexico and U.S.
Claim to fame: Y Tu Mamá Tambien
Fun fact: Luna has been in many American films such as Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Milk, and The Terminal. He is also a very well established movie producer in his home country.

10. Rodrigo de la Serna

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Is from: Argentina
Works in: Argentina and U.S.
Claim to fame: Calientes
Fun fact: His great-grandfather was the second cousin of Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s mother. De la Serna starred next to Garcia Bernal in Motorcycle Diaries. Coincidence?

11. Manolo Cardona

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Is from: Colombia
Works in: Colombia
Claim to fame: La Mujer De Mi Hermano
Fun fact: Cardona has been in the limelight ever since he was little. He began as a child model, and then broke into the Colombian television scene around age 18. He also made his American film debut in 2008 with Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

12. Seu Jorge

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Is from: Brazil
Works in: Brazil
Claim to fame: Cidade de Deus
Fun fact: In addition to being an actor in Brazil, Seu Jorge is also a very well known and respected musician. He’s been successful in television, cinema, and music since the ’90s, and he’s still going strong.

13. Cristián de la Fuente

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Is from: Chile
Works in: Chile
Claim to fame: Chilean television and soap operas.
Fun fact: Fuente hosted the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in 2011, and has appeared twice on the big screen in the United States: alongside John Travolta in Basic and with Sylvester Stallone in Driven. Aside from acting, he served in the Chilean Air Force and has a degree in civil engineering.

14. Gonzalo Valenzuela

 

Is from: Chile
Works in: Chile and Argentina
Claim to fame: Chilean and Argentine television
Fun fact: Valenzuela holds notoriety in two Latin countries for his work on popular TV series such as Canal 13 and the upcoming Socias. Also, he’s a professional boxer.

15. Pablo Echarri

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Is from: Argentina
Works in: Argentina and Spain
Claim to fame: El Desvío
Fun fact: He’s such a big fan of the Argentine soccer team Independiente, that he invited the club’s president to his wedding.

16. Demian Bichir

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Is from: Mexico
Works in: Mexico and U.S.
Claim to fame: A Better Life
Fun fact: Bichir was nominated for an Oscar in 2011 for his critically acclaimed role in A Better Life. Most recently we’ve seen him as a lead character in the TV show The Bridge. Also, before breaking into American cinema, Bichir did theatre as a child in his home country.

17. Joaquín Furriel

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Is from: Argentina
Works in: Argentina
Claim to fame: Argentine television and cinema
Fun fact: Furriel was part of a theater company for many years before breaking into television. He started when he was just 13.

18. Roberto Manrique

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Is from: Ecuador
Works in: Ecuador and Colombia
Claim to fame: Ecuadorian telenovelas
Fun fact: He founded an advertising agency that he closed before becoming a model and actor.

19. Eduardo Verásategui

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Is from: Mexico
Works in: Mexico and U.S.
Claim to fame: Chasing Papi
Fun fact: He co-founded the production company called Metanoia Films and was a member of the band Kairo.

20. Jesus Luz

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Is from: Brazil
Works in: Brazil and U.S.
Claim to fame: Madonna
Fun fact: Aside from formerly dating the Queen of Pop, Luz is a successful Brazilian model who slowly transitioned into acting. His most recent role was in the Brazilian TV series Guerra dos Sexos. He’s also a DJ.

21. Julián Gil

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Is from: Argentina
Works from: Puerto Rico and U.S.
Claim to fame: Telenovelas
Fun fact: He holds the world record for most hours spent liveon the air. In October 2004, he went on the air for 30 hours straight. Also, he used to be a model… in case you couldn’t tell.

22. Omar Avila

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Is from: Cuba
Works in: U.S.
Claim to fame: Los Teens
Fun fact: Although gaining fame through Telemundo’s popular series Los Teens. The Miami-based actor has also made appearances in The Punisher, House M.D., and fittingly enough CSI: Miami.

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