Born: 1977-03-25 in San Cristobal, Venezuela (40 years old)
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 CÃ©sar Award for Most Promising Actor at the CÃ©sar Awards 2011.
His first recognition as an actor was the successful soap opera Cosita Rica, for VenevisiÃ³n which aired in September 2003 to August 2004 lasting 270 episodes. In 2005, he made his major motion picture dÃ©but 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, RamÃrez joined an all-star international cast including Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, William Hurt, Forrest Whitaker, Eduardo Noriega, and Ayelet Zurer. RamÃrez 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 RamÃrez in the title role. This independent production was directed by Alberto Arvelo and is based on the French play Cyrano de Bergerac.
RamÃrez 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 ChÃ© 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 GarcÃa 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. RamÃrez went on to play the role of the actual Carlos in the 2010 French-German limited series Carlos. At the French CÃ©sar Awards 2011, he was awarded, for the film version of the TV series, the CÃ©sar Award for Most Promising Actor.
RamÃrez 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.