Oscar’s most recognized Latino actor with four nominations remains Anthony Quinn, who became the first Mexican actor to win an Academy Award at for his supporting role as the brother of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata in 1952’s fictional biopic Viva Zapata! He’d later become the first Latino to win two Oscars in the same category after winning Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin in Lust for Life, a biographical film about the life of Vincent van Gogh.
Best Supporting Actor, Viva Zapata!, 25th Academy Awards, Won
Best Supporting Actor, Lust for Life, 29th Academy Awards, Won
Best Actor, Wild Is the Wind, 30th Academy Awards, Nominated
Best Actor, Zorba the Greek, 37th Academy Awards, Nominated