Rubén Blades - Details


He first attracted attention as an egocentric salsa singer in Crossover Dreams (1985), and eventually found roles in mainstream Hollywood fare, notably as a shrewd orderly in Critical Condition a cop in both Fatal Beauty (both 1987) and Predator 2 (1990), a levelheaded sheriff in The Milagro Beanfield War (1988), a bumbling crook in Disorganized Crime (1989), a bookie in Mo' Better Blues and a shady club owner in The Two Jakes (both 1990). A graduate of Harvard Law School, he is also a political activist and has considered running for president of Panama.