Jacobo Morales Ramírez (born November 12, 1934) is a Puerto Rican actor, poet, writer, playwright, filmmaker, and auteur. He is considered by many to be the most influential filmmaker in Puerto Rico. Jacobo Morales' "Lo que le pasó a Santiago" (1989) reached an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film in 1990, being the only Academy Award recognition a Puerto Rican film has yet to reach.