Wepa: Gotta Love Puerto Rico!

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  • Jessica Wild, Yara Sofia
  • Wilson Cruz
  • Benicio del Toro
  • N.O.R.E.
  • Lisa Velez
  • Rita Moreno
  • Joaquin Phoenix
  • Sonia Sotomayor
  • Big Pun
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Rosie Perez
  • Marc Anthony
  • Daddy Yankee
  • Ricky Martin

Benicio del Toro

With looks that are part James Dean, part Brad Pitt and part crushed-out cigarette, bad boy Benicio stands out for showing his acting chops in complex roles. Born in Santurce, near San Juan to parents who were beloved community leaders (his dad was known as the "lawyer to the poor"), del Toro is only the third Puerto Rican to ever win an Oscar, taking home a statuette for Stephen Soderbergh's Traffic. 

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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