Adan Canto Dies at 42: Every Major Project the Former X-Men Actor Was a Part of, Ranked

Adan Canto may have passed away, but his projects for the big and small screens will live forever.

Adan Canto Dies at 42: Every Major Project the Former X-Men Actor Was a Part of, Ranked

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  • Adan Canto recently passed away on the 8th of January 2024 at the age of 42 due to appendiceal cancer.
  • To pay our respects to the legacy he has left behind as an actor, here is a ranked list of every major project that Canto starred in to date.
  • This includes 'Blood & Oil' (2015), 'Bruised' (2020), '2 Hearts' (2020), 'Mixology' (2014), 'The Following' (2013-2015), 'The Cleaning Lady' (2022 -  ), 'Designated Survivor' (2016-2019), and 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' (2014).
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Hollywood lost yet another terrific actor on the 8th of January, 2024 as Adan Canto passed away due to appendiceal cancer. Renowned for being a part of and giving beyond-exceptional performances in some of the most cinematic projects in the history of the entertainment industry, the world had to bid goodbye to the star at only 42.

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Adan Canto (@adancanto | IG)
Adan Canto (@adancanto | IG)

For one who brought to life some of the most incredible characters, Canto will forever be remembered by fans as a tremendous influence on the cinema. And to pay our respects to the legacy he has left behind in the entertainment field, here is a ranked list of every major project that Adan Canto starred in to date.

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Every Major Project Adan Canto Starred In, Ranked

Adan Canto may have been in the industry for almost one and a half decades, but the world will never forget the utterly cinematic performances he has given during the period his career spanned across.

To pay homage to the brilliant actor and to remind worldwide audiences of the stunning caliber he had, here are 8 of his most major movies and TV shows out of all the big and small screen projects he got the chance to star in before passing away. Read on.

8. Blood & Oil (2015)

Adan Canto in Blood & Oil
Adan Canto in Blood & Oil

For one that followed the storyline of a couple moving to North Dakota and getting involved in the oil industry in the hopes of leading a luxurious life but ending up putting their everything on the line because of their greed, the series Blood & Oil has rather considerate reviews.

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Even though it didn’t star Adan Canto in one of the prominent lead roles but rather in a supporting role of A.J. Menendez, the actor still did a tremendous job at that. All in all, the series was liked by 54% of audiences and ranks at 6.6/10 rating on IMDb and 63% on Rotten Tomatoes.

7. Bruised (2020)

Bruised (2020)
Bruised (2020)

A 2020 sports/thriller starring Halle Berry in the lead and serving as the actress’ directorial debut, Bruised follows the emotional story of the disgraced MMA fighter Jackie Justice, who is forced to conquer her own demons after she fails at the very thing she had even been good at: fighting.

Bruised starred Adan Canto in the role of Desi, i.e. Berry’s Justice’s manager cum boyfriend, and is rated 6.2/10 on IMDb along with 50% approval ratings by the critics on Rotten Tomatoes and was liked by 78% of the audience.

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6. 2 Hearts (2020)

Adan Canto in 2 Hearts
Adan Canto in 2 Hearts

Starring Jacob Elordi and Adan Canto in the lead in the characters of Chris Gregory and Jorge respectively, 2 Hearts encircled the lives of two satisfied couples from two different generations who find their futures entwined because of an extraordinary connection between them.

Though not one of the biggest favorites of critics, considering its 17% rating on the Tomatometer, the romance drama from 2020 was still widely loved by 86% of worldwide audiences and stands at a 6.3 rating on IMDb.

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5. Mixology (2014)

Adan Canto in Mixology
Adan Canto in Mixology

A sitcom from 2014 of thirteen episodes and one season, Mixology starred Adan Canto as Dominic, one of the five single men and five single women who end up meeting each other for the very first time on the same night in a high-end bar named ‘Mix’.

Full of love and laughter, the ABC series was liked by 79% of worldwide audiences and scored a 7.2 rating on IMDb, but lagged behind in the views of the critics as it stands on 33% approval ratings on the Tomatometer.

4. The Following (2013 – 2015)

The Following
The Following (2013 – 2015)

The Following was very series that granted Adan Canto his international breakthrough through his remarkable portrayal of Paul Torres, who is described as a loyal follower of a cult leader named Joe Carroll (played by James Purefoy), who is also a serial killer.

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Encircling the storyline of a retired FBI agent named Ryan Hardy and the incarcerated serial killer named Joe Carroll, the psychological thriller series was widely loved by 86% of worldwide audiences and ranks at 7.4 out of 10 and 58% on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes respectively.

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3. The Cleaning Lady (2022 –  )

Adan Canto in The Cleaning Lady
Adan Canto in The Cleaning Lady

A crime drama series, The Cleaning Lady starred Adan Canto in the lead as gangster Arma Morales, who compels a single mother named Thony De La Rosa (Elodie Yung) to become their cleaning lady in exchange for protecting her 5-year-old son after she becomes the witness of a vile murder.

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At the time of his death, Canto was about to be seen next in the third season of The Cleaning Lady. However, his deteriorating health due to his illness didn’t allow him to participate in the production, and before he could rejoin the show later, death pulled him away.

Regardless, the show will always be remembered as one of his finest performances to date, even if it was for just two seasons. It was loved by 88% of audiences and ranks at 7.1 on IMDb and 60% on the Tomatometer.

2. Designated Survivor (2016-2019)

Adan Canto in Designated Survivor
Adan Canto in Designated Survivor

A political drama series following the mysterious murders of the president and everybody in the line of succession after him, Designated Survivor starred Adan Canto in one of his most notable roles to date as Vice President-elect Aaron Shore.

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Raging from September 2016 to June 2019, the series was so widely loved by fans that it has their 91% approval ratings along with 7.4 out of 10 on IMDb and even a whopping 71% from the critics on Rotten Tomatoes!

1. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Adan Canto in X-Men: Days of Future Past
Adan Canto in X-Men: Days of Future Past

Although all the above-mentioned roles of Adan Canto are equally loved by fans, none comes close to his epic performance as the mutant Sunspot in 2014’s installment of the X-Men film series, X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Delivering a tremendous performance as the Marvel superhero who has the power the absorb and channel solar power, Canto’s portrayal was widely loved as it further added more stars to the already star-studded movie.

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Liked by more than 94% of the global audiences, X-Men: Days of Future Past is regarded as one of the best X-Men movies of all time with a 7.9 rating on IMDb and 90% approval ratings by the Rotten Tomato critics.

Through all these roles, Adan Canto had earned a prominent place in his fans’ hearts; one that cannot be replaced by anyone else after him.

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