10 Best Mexican Movie Stars

Monday, January 24 by Karsun

If you are curious about Mexican movie stars then you may want to learn about 10 best Mexican movie stars to find out more about these actors. Here is a list so you can learn about ten best Mexican movie stars.

  1. Salma Hayek. Salma Hayek was born in 1966 in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico and had always wanted to be an actress growing up. She has been since nominated for an Oscar for her performance in "Frida." She got her start from Robert Rodriguez starring with Antonio Banderas in "Desperado."
  2. Mario Van Peebles. Born in 1957 in Mexico City, Mexico, Mario Van Peebles has been in many movies and television shows but many may not know that he was also an analyst for the New York City Mayor's Office in 1979. He now produces and has his own movie production company.
  3. Edward James Olmos. Born in 1947 in East Los Angeles, Edward James Olmos is a highly respected actor who has been nominated for an Oscar. He got his start playing bit parts on off-Broadway shows. Once one of his shows moved to Broadway, he later premiered in "Miami Vice" and then in many movies.
  4. Gael Garcia Bernal. Gael was born in Guadalajra, Jalisco, Mexico in 1978 and got his start in a soap opera at age fourteen. He is best known for his portrayal of Che Guevara in "The Motorcycle Diaries" although his resume is extensive.
  5. George Lopez. George Lopez was born in 1961 in Mission Hills, California. Although he may be known for his show, "The George Lopez Show," he is also a well-known comedian who continues to do shows for such venues as HBO.
  6. Anthony Quinn. Born in 1915 in Chihuahua, Mexico, Anthony Quinn is a highly respected actor starring in such movies as "Lawrence of Arabia" and "The Guns of Navarone." He died in 2001 at the age of 86 and had won two Oscars in his movie career.
  7. Danny Trejo. Born in 1944 in Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, Danny Trejo was a criminal that had been in and out of prison for the past eleven years. He got his start after completing a twelve-step program and speaking at a Cocaine Anonymous meeting which led him to be called for support. When meeting this person, it was on the set of a movie and he was offered a part due to his appearance that included a rough exterior with many tattoos. Since then, he has starred in numerous movies usually as a convict.
  8. Eva Longoria. Although Eva Longoria grew up in Corpus Christ, Texas, her family is of Mexican descent. She was born in 1975 and may be best known for her work on "Desperate Housewives." She got her start in Los Angeles at a talent show where she was signed with a theatrical agent.
  9. Cheech Marin. Known for his work in the "Cheech and Chong" movies, Cheech Marin was born in 1946 in Los Angeles, California. He has been in numerous movies other than the "Cheech and Chong" franchise and remains a prolific actor.
  10. Ricardo Montalban. Best known perhaps for his role in "Fantasy Island," Ricardo Montalban was a prolific actor born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1920. He starred in many movies and is also well known for his role in "The Wrath of Khan" as Khan. He died in 2009 at the age of 88.

Now you can learn about ten best Mexican movie stars with this list. There are many more Mexican movie stars but these are a few of the most well known and best ones out there.