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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

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.