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By Jose Jara

On July 13th, Broad Green Pictures will release the hotly anticipated THE INFILTRATOR, starring Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Amy Ryan, and Benjamin Bratt. Based on a true story, U.S. Customs agent ROBERT “BOB” MAZUR (Bryan Cranston) goes deep undercover to infiltrate Pablo Escobar’s blood-soaked drug trafficking scene plaguing the nation in 1985 by posing as slick, money-laundering businessman Bob Musella. Navigating a vicious criminal network in which the slightest slip-up could cost him his life, Mazur risks it all building a case that leads to indictments of 85 drug lords and the corrupt bankers who cleaned their dirty money, along with the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, one of the largest money-laundering banks in the world.


Over the years, Hollywood has featured tales of drug cartels and drug lords in countless classic films. We’ve gathered some of the most fascinating performances by actors who have portrayed drug lords over the years!


The grandfather of all drug for movies, Al Pacino stars with Michelle Pfiefferin the iconic film where in Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed


TRAFFIC (2000)

In this Academy-Award winning film starring Michael Douglas and Benecio Del Toro, THE INFILTRATOR star Benjamin Bratt stands out in a pivotal scene as a drug lord who challenges a pregnant Catherine Zeta Jones to do a line of cocaine to prove the purity of the drugs she is selling.


Blow (2001)

Johnny Depp stars in the story of George Jung, the man who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s.


Savages (2012)

Taylor Kitsch stars in this film about pot growers Ben and Chon who face off against the Mexican drug cartel, led by Salma Hayek, who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.