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Also Known As: Edgar Ramirez Died:
Born: March 25, 1977 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Cristóbal, Táchira, VE Profession:

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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.Edgar Ramirez Arellanos was born in the city of San Cristobal, Venezuela on March 25, 1977. He studied mass communication at the Catholic University Andres Bello in Caracas, where he was actively involved with political journalism, as well as a served as executive director for "Ngo Dale al Voto," an organization that engaged young people to register to vote and take part in the...

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.

Edgar Ramirez Arellanos was born in the city of San Cristobal, Venezuela on March 25, 1977. He studied mass communication at the Catholic University Andres Bello in Caracas, where he was actively involved with political journalism, as well as a served as executive director for "Ngo Dale al Voto," an organization that engaged young people to register to vote and take part in the electoral process. He began acting after following the advice of Guillermo Arriaga, a writer he had met while on a trip to Mexico. Ramirez made his acting debut on Venezuelan television, appearing on the soap operas "Cuando llega el amor" (Televisa S.A. de C.V., 1990) and "Cosita rica" (Venevision, 2003-04). It was not long until he found himself in a major Hollywood motion picture, playing the title characterâ¿¿s (Keira Knightley) love interest in the Tony Scott-directed biopic "Domino." He further propelled his career in 2007 with a featured role in "The Bourne Ultimatum," the third film in the hugely successful Jason Bourne trilogy. In the box office hit, Ramirez played an assassin who must chase down the former CIA covert operative (Matt Damon).

Ramirez continued appearing in Spanish-language productions even while taking Hollywood by storm. He played the title role in "Cyrano Fernandez" (2007), an independent drama feature based on Edmond Rostandâ¿¿s classic 1897 play, "Cyrano de Bergerac." Ramirez played a soldier in the action drama "Punto Y Raya" ("Step Forward," 2004), Venezuelaâ¿¿s entry for Best Foreign Film at the 2004 Academy Awards. The film, however, failed to garner an Oscar nomination. The actor next returned to big-budget features with a high-profile role an ex-special forces soldier who attempts to kidnap the American president in "Vantage Point" (2008). The high-octane crime feature, told from eight different points of view, starred an A-list cast that included Dennis Quaid, Forrest Whitaker and Matthew Fox. The talented ensemble helped propel the film to the No. 1 spot at the box office during its opening weekend.

In 2010, Ramirez landed his breakout role when he was cast as Ilich Ramirez Sanchez in "Carlos." The miniseries, which premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and originally aired in Franceâ¿¿s Canal+ network, spanned the life of the notorious terrorist who also went by the nickname "Carlos the Jackal." Ramirezâ¿¿s nuanced portrayal of the man who founded a global terrorist organization and was responsible for the death of three people during a 1975 raid on the OPEC offices in Vienna, thrilled audiences and critics worldwide. His remarkable performance as the convicted terrorist earned Ramirez Best Actor nominations at the 2011 Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Emmys, the first such honors of his career.

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 Gold (2016)
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 Point Break (2015)
5.
 Joy (2015)
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 Beware the Night (2014)
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 Corpus Christi (2013)
9.
 Counselor, The (2013)
10.
 Hands of Stone (2013)
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Offered role of Ramiro in "Amores Perros," but turned it down to work on his thesis
2003:
Made acting debut on successful Venezuelan soap opera "Cosita Rica"
2005:
Made feature film debut playing Domino Harvey's (Keira Knightley) love interest in Tony Scott's "Domino"
2007:
Played an assassin in "The Bourne Ultimatum"
2007:
Played the title role in "Cyrano Fernandez," based on the French play <i>Cyrano de Bergerac</i>
2008:
Cast alongside Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, and Forest Whitaker in political thriller "Vantage Point"
2008:
Portrayed a Cuban revolutionary who fought amongst Ché Guevara in Steven Soderbergh's two-part film "Ché"
2010:
Portrayed notorious 1970s Venezuelan terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal in Olivier Assayas' miniseries "Carlos" (IFC)
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
2012:
Replaced Tamer Hassan in role of Ares in fantasy adventure sequel "Wrath of the Titans"
2012:
Featured opposite Jessica Chastain in Kathryn Bigelow directed "Zero Dark Thirty," based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden
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Education

Universidad Católica Andrés Bello: Caracas , Distrito Federal - 1999

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