Edgar Ramirez

Edgar Ramirez
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Edgar Ramirez

Edgar Filiberto Ramírez Arellano (San Cristóbal, Táchira, March 25, 1977) is a Venezuelan film and television actor, winner of a César Award and an ALMA Award, nominated for the Golden Globe. , the Actors Guild Awards and the Emmy Awards.

Edgar_Ramirez’s Biography

He was born in San Cristóbal, Táchira state, Venezuela. His parents are Soday Arellano and Filiberto Ramírez, a retired military officer. He has a sister, named Nataly. Most of his childhood was traveling in different countries, so he speaks fluent English, German, Italian and French, [citation required] in addition to his native language, Spanish.

He studied in the Educational Unit College Application, also studied in the Metropolitan College Educational Unit, and then continue studies at the Montalbán Educational Center. He studied Social Communication at the Andres Bello Catholic University in Caracas, where he began to explore his facet as an actor, working on various student short films.

In 2000, before dedicating himself as a full-time actor, he was the executive director of a campaign entitled Dale al Voto, sponsored by a Venezuelan NGO, which sought to promote democratic values ​​in Venezuelan youth.

Road to fame

In 2003, he achieved fame in his country as the character of Cacique, in the Cosita rica telenovela, produced by Venezuelan channel Venevisión, and which remained on the air from September 2003 to August 2004, lasting 270 days. chapters. During that time also two films were released in which he participated: Yotama goes flying and, as protagonist, Punto y Raya. The latter would be the representative of Venezuela before the Oscars of that year.


Édgar Ramírez in 2005.

After his debut in Venezuelan cinema, Ramírez would get the great opportunity in Hollywood in 2005, when he co-starred in the American film Domino, directed by Tony Scott, and in which he played Choco.

During 2006, three other films starring him were premiered in Venezuela: The Don by José Ramón Novoa, Plan B by Alejandro Wiedemann and Elipsis by Eduardo Arias-Nath.

In 2007, The Bourne Ultimatum was released, in which he plays Paz, a killer who chases Matt Damon in the latest installment of the Jason Bourne saga. In addition, he also starred in Cyrano Fernández, a film directed by Alberto Arvelo that premiered at the Film Festival of the American Film Institute.

In 2008, he participated in the film Vantage Point, directed by Peter Travis and starring Dennis Quaid, Forest Whitaker, William Hurt, Matthew Fox, Eduardo Noriega and Sigourney Weaver in the lead roles. In this film Ramírez plays Javier, a special forces soldier blackmailed by a group of terrorists who intend to assassinate the president of the United States, Ashton (William Hurt) during an international summit for peace in the heart of Salamanca, Spain. That same year, he participated in the film, Ché, El Argentino by Steven Soderbergh, which reviews some events in the life of Che Guevara, and where he played Ciro Redondo, a Cuban revolutionary.

In 2010, he starred in the film Carlos, where he plays the best-known terrorist of his country, Carlos, El Chacal, and with whom, in addition to sharing nationality, he also shares his last name. For this interpretation he has been nominated for the Golden Globe Awards, the SAG of the Union of actors of the United States, the Lumiere of the International Critic in France, and the Circle of Critics of London in the category of best actor in miniseries / film for television 2011. At the 2011 César Awards, he received the César Award for Best Promising Actor for the film version of the television series. His performance in “Carlos” also earned him a nomination for best actor in the 63rd Emmy Awards.


Édgar Ramírez receiving a César for the best revelation actor in 2011.

At the beginning of 2011 the New York Times included it in its list of actors that should be nominated for the Oscar as Best Lead Actor. According to the New York Times Ramirez should be nominated as best actor, as he has the ability to characterize tough characters. The protagonist of “Carlos” is included in the list along with well-known actors such as: Michael Douglas and Robert Duvall.

In September 2011, the Colombian film starring Ramírez, Saluda al diablo de mi parte, directed by Juan Felipe Orozco and written by Esteban Orozco, was released. Along with Édgar, they star in this film, Ricardo Vélez, Carolina Gómez, Salvador del Solar, Patrick Delmas and the Venezuelan Albi de Abreu. Ramírez plays Ángel, who, along with his daughter, is kidnapped by a powerful man (Ricardo Vélez), who in the past would have been the victim of a group of kidnappers Angel was part of.

The Venezuelan actor participated in the film by Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty. The film recreated the military operation that ended the leader of Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden. The tape, which was shot in New Delhi, had Ramirez playing one of the soldiers who participated in the military mission. The film was developed in several places of India in which it is tried to recreate the Pakistani landscapes. The film, directed by Bigelow, was written by Mark Boal and distributed by Columbia / Sony. The film premiered in the month of December of the year 2012.

In 2012, the actor played the God of War Ares in the sequel to Clash of the Titans, entitled Wrath Of The Titans (Fury of Titans II) and where he shared the scene with the actors of the original film, Liam Neeson, Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton and Ralph Fiennes. Clash of the Titans II, directed by Jonathan Liebesman, began filming in 3D at the beginning of March 2011, and premiered in March 2012.

Édgar participated with Jennifer Lawrence in the movie Joy, where she plays Tonny Mirane, the exhibition of the protagonist Joy Mangano, a Venezuelan who lives in the basement of the house and who has become a burden for her but who it will motivate it as the story progresses. Ramírez maintains a clean performance and takes the opportunity to speak, in some scenes, with a marked Venezuelan accent. In fact, it was he himself who taught Lawrence to say some phrases in Spanish for the film, a US drama biopic of 2015, directed by David O. Russell, written by himself along with Annie Mumolo. The film tells the story of a single mother with two children, Joy Mangano, who invented the “Miracle Mop” and became the president of Ingenious Designs, LLC.

On August 26, 2016, Hands of Stone was premiered, an autobiographical film by Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán, who is played by Ramírez with Robert De Niro, Ana de Armas, Usher Raymond, Jurnee Smollett -Bell, Ellen Barkin and Rubén Blades, among others. The film was written and directed by the Venezuelan Jonathan Jakubowicz.

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