Much can be said about Puerto Rico’s incredible resilience. The formidable people of this great commonwealth have been through the disastrous effects of Hurricane Maria in 2017, and recently struggled through the effects of Hurricane Fiona. However, the people continue.
You know, when I initially did this article for Hispanic Heritage Month about seven great Puerto Rican actors and where to watch them, I had no idea how hard it was to hit Puerto Ricans. There were warnings about Hurricane Fiona, but it didn’t sound quite as powerful as Maria.
And so, while reading this article, I just hope that everyone can keep Puerto Rico in their thoughts, and remember that while they may be frustrated by now, they will come back again. If you want to help, I’ve personally heard good things Mariafund.org. Now, with the list.
When I wrote Great Filipino Actors and Where to Watch Them, I knew that some people might not be aware that actors like Dave Bautista and Vanessa Hudgens were actually Filipinos, and I think the same could probably be said of Raul Julia being a Puerto Rican. How to explain why some people think Luis Guzman, who will play the new Gomez Addams on Netflix’s Addams Family TV, is an “A+ option,” while others who are familiar with Julia in the role, are ‘Controversy’ over Guzmán’s role as GomezWHEN, NEWSFLASH PEOPLE, BOTH ARE PUERTO RICAN REPRESENTATIVES.
But I digress. Like many people in my age group, I first saw Julia in my Addams Family movie in the ’90s (and later in his last role as M. Bison in the video game movie Breaking Bad, Street Fighter)but it actually amazes me how great a job he had before he came into my life, and the lives of so many other people.
In addition to his work in TV films such as burning season (who won awards), Florida StraitAnd the Mussolini: The Untold StoryIn addition to his legendary theatrical works, which may be the culmination of his accomplishments (my friend was a great Shakespearean actor, but he also had the scope to play Dracula!), he has also been in excellent films such as spider woman kissAnd the the penitentAnd the innocentwhich is wonderful non–Indiana Jones Harrison Ford movie. However, I think you owe it to yourself to watch him again as Gomez Addams familyBecause, you know, he’s really that good as Gomez. Just as you remember.
Watch Addams family on Paramount + (Opens in a new tab).
One of the very few EGOT winners, Moreno started as a dancer before moving on to roles in classic films such as singing in the rainAnd the The king and meand of course, West side storyfor which she won an Academy Award, making her the first Latina ever to win it.
But, like I said before, it took an EGOT award and won a Grammy for Best Children’s Album for it Electricity Companyher Tony about her performance in The Ritz Hoteltwo Emmys, one for puppet showand one for Rockford files. I can direct you to the original West side storyBut I actually want to point you to her role in Steven Spielberg’s version of “The Bold Musical Remake.” West side story‘Cause Rita Moreno has the run, baby.
Watch West side story on Disney + (Opens in a new tab).
Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro is legit one of my favorite actors of all time. The first thing I remembered when I saw him was an incomprehensible nearby criminal, Fred Finster, in The usual suspects. But he has been impressing me for years following this role in great films like traffic movement (which was nominated for an Oscar), 21 grams (another Academy Award nominee), and sicario.
Hell, I even like him in lesser known movies like Venice RoadAnd the Star Wars: The Last JediAnd the wolf man. Look, if it has Benicio del Toro, I’ll watch. He has also done some TV work, such as Miami ViceAnd the Tales from the cryptAnd the The Drug Wars: Camarena’s Story. Speaking of drugs, I want to highlight his role in it Fear and disgust in Las Vegas Like Dr. Gonzo. Because as your attorney, I advise you to watch it.
Watch Fear and disgust in Las Vegas on Starz (Opens in a new tab).
As mentioned earlier, Luis Guzman, like Raul Julia, is of Puerto Rican descent. And like Julia, he can play any role you throw at him. comedy? drama? A tragicomedy? You name it, Guzman can do it.
Some of his best movie roles are out there traffic movementwho was with Benicio del Toro, dance nightsAnd the The Carlito method (His personal favourite). was on TV burning season (Remember that TV movie you mentioned with Raul Julia earlier? Guzman was in it!), Geesehis special offer, which did not last long LouisAnd the Narcos. For the films I want to highlight, may I suggest Puerto Ricans in Paris? It’s from 2015 and it shows its comedic side, which is always gold in my book.
Watch Puerto Ricans in Paris on Netflix (Opens in a new tab).
Jennifer Lopez is so much more than just her relationship with Ben Affleck. In fact, to me, you’ll always be Jenny from The Block. To start her career as a flying girl in live colorJ.Lo has been a sensation (until Performing in the Superbowl with Shakira!), a writer, and even earned a Guinness Book of Records for having the first number one remix album in America.
But her acting is what I find most impressive, as she has performed in a wide range of genres and mediums, such as horror (cell), romantic comedyMaid in ManhattanAnd the Do we dance?), the television (How do I meet your motherAnd the blue gradientsetc.) was a judge on both show singing (American Idol) and dance show )dance world), which is amazing all around. I want to highlight the movie you already won, crooks Because it might be the best role of her career. This says something.
Watch crooks on Hulu (Opens in a new tab).
Actor, film director, and theater director José Ferrer is the actor who goes back to the furthest place on this list, but he is probably the most famous by your parents and grandparents.
His biggest roles include his work in Lawrence of Arabiathe role of the title in Cyrano de Bergeraca part that is done time and time again, and most recently by Peter Dinklage (which is a must), and john of arc, where he first appeared in his movie. I want to highlight King’s Rebellion, although it just might be one of the greatest Humphrey Bogart films ever made, and all because of Ferrer’s excellent performance as LT. Barney Greenwald.
rent or buy King’s Rebellion On Amazon Prime (Opens in a new tab).
Finally, I would like to talk about Michelle Rodriguez, whose father was of Puerto Rican descent. Michelle Rodriguez has not only been in movies and TV but has also been a voice actress in video games like Halo 2And the True Crimes: The Streets of Los AngelesAnd the Call of Duty Ops Black IIBeside The Fast and the Furious Game, Fast and Furious: Crossroads (But, I’ll be back to F & F. in a minute).
From the perspective of the movie, I also participated vampireAnd the sickleAnd, I don’t know, just the biggest box office movie ever, symbol picture. When it comes to TV, she’s been running an unforgettable race Lost Like Ana Lucia Cortez. But, yes, her legacy will probably always focus on Letty Ortiz in The Fast and the Furious franchise, which is why I recommend her work in the latest movie, F9Just to get you ready for it X fastwhich will be available soon.
Watch Fast and Furious 9 on HBO Max (Opens in a new tab).
Puerto Rico is a beautiful place with beautiful people, and I hope they can get back on their feet sooner rather than later.