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Rubén Blades


Rubén Blades was born on July 16, 1948 in Panama City, Panama as Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna. He is an actor, known for Predator 2 (1990), Safe House (2012) and Do the Right Thing (1989). See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Predator 2
Predator 2 Danny Archuleta
(1990)
Safe House
Safe House Carlos Villar
(2012)
Do the Right Thing
Do the Right Thing Soundtrack
(1989)
The Devil's Own
The Devil's Own Edwin Diaz
(1997)

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 2016 Hands of Stone
Carlos Eleta
 2013 The Counselor
Jefe
 2009 Spoken Word
Cruz-Sr.
 2005 Secuestro express
Carla's Father
 2003 Spin
Ernesto
 2003 Imagining Argentina
Silvio Ayala
 2002 Assassination Tango
Miguel
 2000 All the Pretty Horses
Don Hector de la Rocha y Villarreal
 1997 Chinese Box
Jim
 1997 The Devil's Own
Edwin Diaz
 1996 Grampa
Doctor
 1995 Scorpion Spring
Border Patrolman Sam Zaragosa
 1994 A Million to Juan
Bartender
 1993 Life with Mikey
Angie's Dad (uncredited)
 1991 The Super
Marlon (as Ruben Blades)
 1990 Predator 2
Danny Archuleta (as Ruben Blades)
 1990 The Two Jakes
Mickey Nice
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Petey
 1989 Disorganized Crime
Carlos Barrios
 1988 Homeboy
Doctor
 1987 Fatal Beauty
Carl Jimenez (as Ruben Blades)
 1985 Crossover Dreams
Rudy Veloz
 1983 The Last Fight
Andy 'Kid' Clave
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Alternate Names:

Ruben Blades

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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What good is it to know something, if you don't share what you know?

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In Predator 2 (1990), he played a character with the last name Archuleta who is killed by the bad guy, and in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), his character avenges the death of a partner with the last name Archuleta. See more »

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His maracas painted like flag of Panama See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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