The Leading Spanish Men!

by dziwnytenswiat | created - 10 Nov 2012 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

Top 25 from all films I've seen. Rules for the Ranking: my personal rating + the imdb rating x votes. Including Actors from all Spanish Speaking Regions.

1. Javier Bardem

Actor | Skyfall

Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema.

He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal ...

9896 points

2. Gael García Bernal

Actor | Mozart in the Jungle

Gael García Bernal was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, to Patricia Bernal, an actress and model, and José Ángel García, an actor and director. His stepfather is cinematographer Sergio Yazbek. García Bernal began his acting career as a child, working with his parents in a variety of plays. When...

7844 points

3. Benicio Del Toro

Actor | Sicario

Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-1990s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican policeman in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic (2000).


6919 points

4. Sergi López

Actor | El laberinto del fauno

Sergi López is a Spanish actor, whose specialty is villains of all types but whose range also includes dramatizing romantic and comedic roles with equal mastery. He was born outside of Barcelona in the seaside town of Villanova i la Geltrú on December 22nd, 1965. As a youth he was inclined towards ...

3757 points

5. Antonio Banderas

Actor | The Mask of Zorro

Antonio Banderas, one of Spain's most famous faces, was a soccer player until breaking his foot at the age of fourteen; he is now an international film star known for playing Zorro in the eponymous film series.

He was born JosÃf© Antonio DomÃf­nguez Banderas on August 10, 1960, in MÃf¡laga, ...

2717 points

6. Diego Luna

Actor | Rogue One

Diego Luna Alexander was born on December 29, 1979 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Alejandro Luna and Fiona Alexander, who worked as a costume designer. His father is Mexican and his mother was British, of Scottish and English descent. His mother died when Diego was only two, in a car accident. He soon ...

1366 points

7. Fele Martínez

Actor | Tesis

Fele Martínez was born on February 22, 1975 in Alicante, Spain as Rafael Martínez. He is an actor and editor, known for Tesis (1996), Bad Education (2004) and Open Your Eyes (1997).

1229 points

8. Fernando Cayo

Actor | El orfanato

Fernando Cayo was born on April 22, 1968 in Valladolid, Valladolid, Castilla y León, Spain as Fernando Cayo Jiménez. He is an actor and casting director, known for The Orphanage (2007), La piel que habito (2011) and The Counselor (2013).

1188 points

9. Javier Cámara

Actor | Hable con ella

Born in La Rioja (Spain) in 1967. Soon he moved to Madrid to graduate in Dramatic Arts. He use to work as an usher at the Fígaro Theatre in Madrid. His stage debut was in "El caballero de Olmedo" by Félix Lope de Vega back in 1991. After his great success in the TV-sitcom 7 vidas (1999), he worked ...

1023 points

10. Ricardo Darín

Actor | El secreto de sus ojos

Ricardo Darín was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on January 16, 1957. He works since he was a little boy, and has obtained with the years a remarkable evolution from soap opera gallant and tv comedies to an excellent leading figure of the most importants Argentinian movies. At the age of 10 he ...

861 points

11. Rodrigo De la Serna

Actor | Diarios de motocicleta

Rodrigo De la Serna was born on April 18, 1976 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina as Lionel Rodrigo de la Serna Chevalier. He is an actor, known for The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Hermanos y detectives (2006) and Sol negro (2003).

826 points

12. Luis Tosar

Actor | Celda 211

Luis Tosar was born on October 13, 1971 in Lugo, Galicia, Spain as Luis López Tosar. He is an actor, known for Celda 211 (2009), Mientras duermes (2011) and Te doy mis ojos (2003).

779 points

13. Eduardo Noriega

Actor | The Last Stand

Eduardo Noriega Gómez was born in Santander, Cantabria, Spain. The youngest of 7 siblings, he had shown a very big talent for artistic activities since he was a child. He began taking piano lessons and got into the Santander Music Conservatory, where he studied for five years. His music professors ...

769 points

14. Alberto Ammann

Actor | Celda 211

In 2009, Alberto Ammann went from being an unknown drama student to becoming one of Spain's best known actors with just one movie. The previous year, Ammann joined the ranks of Penelope Cruz, Jordi Molla and Elena Anaya when he won a coveted spot on the list of Caras Nuevas, a discovery initiative ...

683 points

15. Fernando Rey

Actor | Tristana

Fernando Rey, the great Spanish movie actor primarily known in the United States for his role as "Frog One" in The French Connection (1971) and its sequel, was born Fernando Casado D'Arambillet on September 20 1917, in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, the son of Colonel Casado Veiga. Originally, the young...

498 points

16. Lluís Homar

Actor | Los abrazos rotos

Lluís Homar was born on April 20, 1957 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Lluís Homar Toboso. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Broken Embraces (2009), Eva (2011) and Bad Education (2004).

387 points

17. Raul Julia

Actor | Street Fighter

Raul Julia was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Olga Arcelay, a mezzo-soprano singer, and Raúl Juliá, an electrical engineer. He graduated from Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola High School in San Juan. Here he studied the rigorous classical curriculum of the Jesuits and was always active ...

282 points

18. Fernando Fernán Gómez

Actor | Todo sobre mi madre

Spanish actor and director of cinema and theater. Son of the actress Carola Fernán Gómez. When he was three years old he comes back to Spain from Argentina. He has written comedies, novels and poem books. He plays a wide repertoire of roles from comedy to drama.

195 points

19. Quim Gutiérrez

Actor | Azuloscurocasinegro

Quim Gutiérrez was born on March 27, 1981 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Joaquim Gutiérrez Ylla. He is an actor, known for Dark Blue Almost Black (2006), The Last Days (2013) and Anacleto: Agente secreto (2015).

108 points

20. Demián Bichir

Actor | The Hateful Eight

Demián Bichir Najera was born in Mexico City, Mexico, to Maricruz Nájera (María de la Cruz Nájera Botello), an actress, and Alejandro Bichir (Alejandro Bichir Batres), a theatre director. His parents met in the theatre. He has two brothers who are also actors, Bruno Bichir and Odiseo Bichir. Demián...

103 points

21. Jorge Sanz

Actor | Belle Epoque

Jorge Sanz was born on August 26, 1969 in Madrid, Spain as Jorge Sanz Miranda. He is an actor and writer, known for Belle Epoque (1992), Conan the Barbarian (1982) and La niña de tus ojos (1998).

101 points

22. Claudio Brook

Actor | Licence to Kill

Claudio Brook was born on August 28, 1927 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Claude Sydney Brook Marnat. He was an actor, known for Licence to Kill (1989), The Exterminating Angel (1962) and Revenge (1990). He was married to Alicia Bonet, Eugenia Avendaño and Mercedes Pascual. He died on ...

52 points

23. Ernesto Alterio

Actor | El otro lado de la cama

Ernesto Alterio was born on September 25, 1970 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is an actor, known for The Other Side of the Bed (2002), Clandestine Childhood (2011) and Los lobos de Washington (1999). He is married to Juana Acosta. They have one child.

38 points

24. Luis Fernando Peña

Actor | Amar te duele

Luis Fernando Peña is an actor, known for Amar te duele (2002), Sleep Dealer (2008) and De la calle (2001).

37 points

25. Francisco Rabal

Actor | Goya en Burdeos

Francisco Rabal -- Paco to everyone -- was born in the mining camp where his father worked. His mother owned a small mill. At the age of six, with the Civil War breaking out, the family emigrated to Madrid and he started working as a street salesman and later in a chocolate factory, which later led...

35 points