6. Paul Calderon
Puerto Rican-American actor Paul Calderon joined the cast of Boardwalk Empire this season as Arquimedes, Nucky Thompson’s quietly menacing Cuban bodyguard. He’s had a long and similarly smoldering career including roles in movies like Pulp Fiction, as well as numerous guest TV spots and theater roles. He and the rest of the cast are nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.