Top 10 Mexican Male Actors 2017

By on November 17, 2017

Mexico is known for many things — good food, good tequila, and, very clearly, good men. If you don’t believe us, just take a peek at these top 10 Mexican male actors 2017. They’re all hot, they’ve all been in some incredible movies, and some of them even have a few movies coming out soon too. We’re excited to learn more, aren’t you?

1 – Diego Luna

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We first fell in love with Diego Luna when he starred in Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights, but he’s been in so many movies, it could have been any number of them that you remember his face from. His first movie was back in 1999 — A Sweet Scent of Death, and it wasn’t long before movie roles followed suit. It’s been at least one movie a year since then, with a few big hits along the way — The Terminal, for example, or Contraband.

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There’s just one movie coming out in 2018 starring Diego Luna, called A Rainy Day in New York. Currently in post-production, the movie is also set to star Selena Gomes (can we talk about the recent get-back-together-with Justin Bieber?!), Jude Law, and also Elle Fanning.

2 – Demián Bichir

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Born in Mexico, Demián Bichir is an American-Mexican actor, now 54 years old. It was actually in Mexico that his career first kick-started, initially with TV telenovela before moving on to TV films and Mexican movies. It wasn’t long after he moved to America that he began to get critical acclaim, however, with a string of movies under his belt. These include Alien: Covenant, The Hateful Eight, Dom Hemingway, and Machete Kills.

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2018 and 2019 are said to be good years for the actor also, with two movies coming out. The Nun is due out first, in 2018, a spin-off of The Conjuring 2. Then, there’s Chaos Walking, due for release in 2019, also starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, alongside Joe Jonas.

3 – Javier Bardem

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You can’t really talk about the top 10 Mexican male actors 2017 without having a special mention for Javier Bardem, a 48-year-old actor born in Spain. An award-winning acting, there’s a BAFTA on his mantelpiece, along with another BAFTA, a SAG, and an Oscar too, among many others. In fact, while we’re on the subject of Oscars, he was the first ever actor of Spanish descent to be nominated for the prestigious award.

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2018 will see the release of just one movie, Everybody Knows, which is a Spanish movie that’s also said to be quite scary. We can’t wait!

4 – Eduardo Verástegui

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Eduardo Verástegui, also known as José Eduardo Verástegui Córdoba, is a 43-year-old Mexican chap who’s known for his singing, modelling, and acting skills. Born in Mexico, it was in musical entertainment that he found his passion, and it wasn’t long before his good looks led him right into the world of soap operas. It was after that he set his eyes on the world of Hollywood, and he’s been in a few over the years, even going as far as improving his English pronunciation in order to get better movie roles. Some of you may remember seeing him pop up in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, or even Little Boy in 2015?

5 – Eugenio Derbez

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He may not be one of the most conventionally attractive Mexican men, but he’s certainly one adored by many, an actor, scriptwriter, director, producer, comedian, entrepreneur, and writer … And we’ve still probably missed out a profession. He’s 56 years old, and he’s managed to squeeze a lot into his life, including starring in, co-writing, and directing the most successful movie in the Spanish language of all time — Instructions Not Included.

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2018 looks like it might be a good year for Eugenio Derbez, with The Nutcracker and the Four Realms due to be released. A fantasy film, you’ll find Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Miranda Hart, and Jack Whitehall in the cast list. It looks like it might just be a really good watch!

6 – Erick Elías

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37-year-old Erick Elías is a Mexican actor, starting out in the world of TV novellas, before finding fame in reality TV shows. His good looks have earned him fans from across the globe, and he’s racked up impressive 630,000+ followers on Instagram alone. Maybe it’s the perfect white smile or the beautiful beard? Or maybe it’s the hair? We’re not sure, but he’s definitely worthy of his spot on the top 10 Mexican Male actors 2017.

7 – John Leguizamo

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Do you remember this guy? He was in Romeo + Juliet, and that’s actually the film that we remember him from the most. That’s definitely not the only movie he’s known for, however, with his first movie — Mixed Blood — being released in 1985, being the first of many to come. Just a few of the movies you’ll spot this Mexican actor in include Ride Along, John Wick (plus the second one, out 2017), Kick-Ass 2, Repo Men, and even a few TV shows through in for good measure.

He’s currently in the middle of filming Waco, a miniseries due out for American TV soon. Keep your eyes peeled on the Paramount Network — it’s coming out sometime in 2018.

8 – Gael Garcia Bernal

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If you’ve ever seen the movies, The Motorcycle Diaries, Bad Education, or Babel, you’ll already know who Gael Garcia Bernal is, a 38-year-old actor from Mexico. Not just an actor, he’s also a producer and a director, and an award-winning guy at that. He won the Golden Globe for Best Actor — Television Series Musical or Comedy for the 2016 movie, Mozart in the Jungle. He’s also celebrated wins at the Venice Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, and Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

9 – Antonio Banderas

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He’s been a heartthrob in the world of Hollywood for many years, but 57-year-old Antonio Banderas still has fans screaming all over the world. Born in Spain, he’s become a big name across the globe too, acting in, producing, directing, and even singing in, movies. The nineties were a great decade for him, with a string of hits — Interview with the Vampire, Desperado, Assassins, Evita, The Mask of Zorro, and The 13th Warrior to name but a few.

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2018 looks like it might be a quiet year for the actor, but it’s about time. He’s been releasing movies at an incredible rate, with The Expendables 3, Gun Shy, Security, The 33, and more all released over the last couple of years.

10 – Michael Peña

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Although he was actually born in Illinois, America, Michael Peña’s parents are both Mexican, making him worthy of his spot on the list of top 10 Mexican male actors 2017. Where will you have seen him before? Well, in a string of movies, of course. He’s been in hits including Gone in 60 Seconds, alongside Angelina Jolie and Nicholas Cage, Crash, World Trade Center, The Lucky Ones, Collateral Beauty, CHiPS, and more.

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In fact, it’s movies that we’re quite excited for … Over the next year or so, Michael Peña has got a few beauties coming out that we can’t wait to watch. Keep your eyes peeled for Horse Soldiers, also starring Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon, Ant-Man and the Wasps, seeing the return of Paul Rudd as the hilarious Ant-Man himself, and also A Wrinkle in Time, a movie that will see Michael Peña acting alongside greats — Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, and more.


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