After the major wins by Mexican directors Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, big-time Latino stars and filmmakers are everywhere. But there was a time when huge megastars spanning from south of the Rio Grande all the way to the Argentine tundras made it big, but did not have the Internet to spread the word around. Here are 24 actors, musicians, and films that would be top Oscar contenders if they had social media to spread their work.
1. Carlos Gardel
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Also known as the father of the tango, he was beyond legendary all over the Americas as a singer, composer, and movie star. His untimely death in a plane crash in the 30s led to perpetuating the legend.