Édgar Ramírez

Edgar Ramirez possessed the innate skill of being able to capture the grit and fierceness behind the characters he played onscreen. The Venezuelan-born actor first gained recognition in his home country by appearing on ... Read more »
Born: 03/24/1977 in San Cristóbal, Táchira, VE

Filmography

Actor (21)

Joy 2015 (Movie)

Tony Miranne (Actor)

Point Break 2015 (Movie)

Bodhi (Actor)

Deliver Us From Evil 2014 (Movie)

Mendoza (Actor)

Hands of Stone 2014 (Movie)

Roberto Duran (Actor)

Holland, Michigan 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Libertador 2014 (Movie)

Simon Bolivar (Actor)

The Counselor 2013 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Wrath of the Titans 2012 (Movie)

Ares (Actor)

Zero Dark Thirty 2012 (Movie)

Larry From Ground Branch (Actor)

A Monkey on My Shoulder 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Carlos 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saluda al Diablo de Mi Parte 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Carlos 2010 (Movie)

Carlos (Actor)

Che: Part One 2008 (Movie)

Ciro Redondo Garcia (Actor)

Che: Part Two 2008 (Movie)

Ciro Redondo (Actor)

Vantage Point 2008 (Movie)

Javier (Actor)

Elipsis 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Bourne Ultimatum 2007 (Movie)

Paz (Actor)

Cyrano Fernandez 2006 (Movie)

Cyrano Fernandez (Actor)

Domino 2005 (Movie)

Choco (Actor)

Punto y raya 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Edgar Ramirez possessed the innate skill of being able to capture the grit and fierceness behind the characters he played onscreen. The Venezuelan-born actor first gained recognition in his home country by appearing on soap operas and in independent films. Soon after, Ramirez made waves stateside with hard-edged supporting roles in big-budget Hollywood features, including the action-biopic "Domino" (2005) and the spy thriller "The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007). In 2010, Ramirez turned in a star-making performance in the miniseries "Carlos" (Sundance Channel). His chilling and epic portrayal of the Venezuelan terrorist and murderer earned Ramirez rave reviews, and much like Antonio Banderas and Javier Bardem before him, cemented his place amongst some of the most riveting and fearless actors to come from Spanish-language cinema.

EDUCATION

Universidad Católica Andrés Bello

Caracas , Distrito Federal 1999
Minored in political communications, since he intended to become a diplomat in international relations

Milestones

2012

Featured opposite Jessica Chastain in Kathryn Bigelow directed "Zero Dark Thirty," based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden

2012

Replaced Tamer Hassan in role of Ares in fantasy adventure sequel "Wrath of the Titans"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

2010

Portrayed notorious 1970s Venezuelan terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal in Olivier Assayas' miniseries "Carlos" (IFC)

2008

Portrayed a Cuban revolutionary who fought amongst Ché Guevara in Steven Soderbergh's two-part film "Ché"

2008

Cast alongside Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, and Forest Whitaker in political thriller "Vantage Point"

2007

Played an assassin in "The Bourne Ultimatum"

2007

Played the title role in "Cyrano Fernandez," based on the French play Cyrano de Bergerac

2005

Made feature film debut playing Domino Harvey's (Keira Knightley) love interest in Tony Scott's "Domino"

2003

Made acting debut on successful Venezuelan soap opera "Cosita Rica"

Offered role of Ramiro in "Amores Perros," but turned it down to work on his thesis

Bonus Trivia

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Served as executive director for "Ngo Dale al Voto," an organization that engaged young people to register to vote.

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Ramirez spoke five languages fluently, which included Spanish, German, English, French, and Italian.

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