Hispanic Actors In Hollywood
The filmmaking industry is a vast field which has had stars from all over. Famous names have risen from almost every part of the world but Hollywood is considered the motherland of the most popular names as far as movies are concerned. Somehow, not all these big names are of individuals who are indigenous to the US. Some of the actors making it big in Hollywood are purely Hispanic actors either from Spain or any other Spanish-speaking countries like those in Latin America.
Hispanic actors have gained a name and fame over the past few years and seemingly, only the sky is the limit for them. From the very first classical actors and filmmakers like Carlos Saura, Florian Rey, Segundo de Chomon and the great filmmaker Luis Bunuel from Spain, there has been a series of big names treading the same path to fame. And their fortune and recognition has been heightened at Hollywood.
Who does not know Antonio Banderas, the chap with a guitar-cum-gun in Desperado? Or Benicio del Toro who won the Oscar Award for the Best Supporting Actor in Traffic? And let’s not forge the lovely lady Cameron Diaz who has featured in a number of movies starting from her debut in The Mask, alongside Jim Carrey. Charlie’s Angels was another great hit for Cameron and her star as kept shining all along.
Javier Bardem is perhaps the biggest inspiration to many upcoming actors who hope to get a share of the fame and fortune in Hollywood. This Spanish actor has an Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe and many others all courtesy of his magnificent acting career. It is from the film No Country For Old Men where he featured as Anton Chigurh that he got the most awards of his lifetime.
Hispanic Actors On The Rise
Far from Javier, Latino actor Rey Valentin is a rising star among the Hispanic actors today. Following in the footsteps of Benicio del Toro, Javier Bardem and many others who have gone before him, this actor has featured in major Hollywood films like Crossing Over and the HBO Award winning series Generation Kill. The man is unstoppable and on a mission to create a name for the Latino community. His star keeps on shining and the future seems brighter as he is presently working in Los Angeles.
Just like Rey Valentin, there are many other Hispanic actors who are rising and gracing the red carpet in almost every award film award ceremony. Their association with Hollywood has given them an edge in the filmmaking industry. Now, besides their famed names, they have awards to show for their success as well.
Hispanic Actors Moving Forward
As it is, Hollywood is now more open for Hispanic actors with juicy roles being written for the Latino and Spanish actors. Thus, it is much easier now for these individuals to reap from this land of opportunity. However, as Rey Valentin puts it, the actors still have a long way to go but the doors are now wider than they were ten years ago.