Edgar Ramírez

Edgar Ramírez

  • Born on
    • March 25th, 1977
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.


Acting (30 Credits)

2022The 355
2021Yes Day as Carlos Torres
2021Jungle Cruise as Lope de Aguirre
2020The Last Days of American Crime as Graham Bricke
2020Resistance as Sigmund (Elsbeth's Father)
2020The Undoing as Joe Mendoza
2019Corpus Christi as Paciencia De La Rosa
2019Wasp Network as René
2018Furlough as Kevin Rivera
2018The Quietude as Vincent
2017Bright as Kandomere
2016Hands of Stone as Roberto Duran
2016Gold as Michael Acosta
2016The Girl on the Train as Dr. Kamal Abdic
2015Point Break as Bodhi
2015Joy as Tony Miranne
2014Deliver Us from Evil as Mendoza
2013The Liberator as Simón Bolívar
2013The Counselor as Priest
2012An Open Heart as Javier
2012Wrath of the Titans as Ares
2012Zero Dark Thirty as Larry from Ground Branch
2011Saluda al diablo de mi parte as Ángel Sotavento
2010Carlos as Ilich Ramírez Sánchez ('Carlos')
2010Carlos as Ilich Ramírez Sánchez („Carlos“)
2008Vantage Point as Javier
2008Che: Part One as Ciro Redondo García
2007The Bourne Ultimatum as Paz
2005Domino as Choco
2004A Dot and a Line as Pedro


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