Édgar Ramírez

 

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Edgar Ramirez Arellano is a venezuelan actor. He played Carlos in the 2010 French-German biopic series Carlos, a role for which he won the César Award for Most Promising Actor at the César Awards 2011. His first recognition as an actor was the successful soap opera Cosita Rica, for Venevisión which aired in September 2003 to August 2004 lasting 270 episodes. In 2005, he made his major motion picture début playing Choco, Domino Harvey's love interest in the film Domino directed by Tony Scott. He was in Vantage Point directed by Pete Travis. In this high-budgeted Sony Pictures political thriller, Ramírez joined an all-star international cast including Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, William Hurt, Forrest Whitaker, Eduardo Noriega, and Ayelet Zurer. Ramírez plays Javier, an ex-special forces soldier forced to kidnap the American President in order to get his brother back. Upcoming is Cyrano Fernandez, with Ramírez in the title role

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Édgar Ramírez

Born 1977-03-25 (42 years ago) in San Cristobal, Venezuela.
Height 178 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actor - Supporting Role (Wrath of the Titans) 13th ALMA Awards 2012 Wrath of the Titans
César Award for Most Promising Actor (Carlos) 36th César Awards 2011 Carlos the Jackal
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actor - Supporting Role (Wrath of the Titans) 13th ALMA Awards 2012 Wrath of the Titans
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Carlos) 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 Carlos the Jackal
César Award for Most Promising Actor (Carlos) 36th César Awards 2011 Carlos the Jackal
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie (Carlos) 17th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 Carlos the Jackal
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor (Carlos) 2010 National Society of Film Critics Awards 2010 Carlos the Jackal
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Carlos) 67th Golden Globe Awards 2009 Carlos the Jackal
Parents

Soday Arellano, Filiberto Ramírez

Sibling

Nataly Ramírez

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Edgar Ramirez Arellano is a venezuelan actor. He played Carlos in the 2010 French-German biopic series Carlos, a role for which he won the César Award for Most Promising Actor at the César Awards 2011.

His first recognition as an actor was the successful soap opera Cosita Rica, for Venevisión which aired in September 2003 to August 2004 lasting 270 episodes. In 2005, he made his major motion picture début playing Choco, Domino Harvey's love interest in the film Domino directed by Tony Scott.

He was in Vantage Point directed by Pete Travis. In this high-budgeted Sony Pictures political thriller, Ramírez joined an all-star international cast including Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, William Hurt, Forrest Whitaker, Eduardo Noriega, and Ayelet Zurer. Ramírez plays Javier, an ex-special forces soldier forced to kidnap the American President in order to get his brother back. Upcoming is Cyrano Fernandez, with Ramírez in the title role. This independent production was directed by Alberto Arvelo and is based on the French play Cyrano de Bergerac.

Ramírez has appeared in several other productions. Among those are the first part of the two film bundle Che by Steven Soderbergh, where he played the role of Ciro Redondo (a Cuban revolutionary who fought amongst Ché Guevara), La Hora Cero (The Magic Hour), a short film directed by Guillermo Arriaga, the acclaimed screenwriter of Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Babel (Mexico); Plan B, directed by Alejandro García Wiederman (Venezuela); Yotama se va volando (Yotama Flies Away), directed by Luis Armando Roche (Venezuela-France); Punto y raya (Step Forward), directed by Elia K. Schneider (Venezuela-Spain-Chile-Uruguay), submitted by Venezuela for Oscar consideration for 2004 Best Foreign Film, in which he played Colombian soldier Pedro.

In 2007, he played the role of Paz, a Blackbriar assassin, in The Bourne Ultimatum. In the original Bourne Ultimatum, the villain is Illich Ramirez Sanchez, aka Carlos the Jackal. Ramírez went on to play the role of the actual Carlos in the 2010 French-German limited series Carlos. At the French César Awards 2011, he was awarded, for the film version of the TV series, the César Award for Most Promising Actor.

Ramírez appeared in the Clash of the Titans (2010) sequel, Wrath of the Titans (2012), playing Ares, the God of War. Also in 2012, he played Larry in the Kathryn Bigelow film, Zero Dark Thirty.

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