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Edgar Ramirez

With his subtle, masculine style, Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez is among a select group of young actors on the rise in Hollywood.

Ramirez will next be seen in Vantage Point, opposite Forest Whitaker, Dennis Quaid and Matthew Fox and directed by Pete Travis. He made his American film debut as Choco in Tony Scott's Domino, opposite Keira Knightley and Mickey Rourke.

Ramirez has additionally appeared in a number of international film productions. His past international film credits include El Don (The Boss), directed by J.R. Novoa (Venezuela/Spain); La Hora Cero (The Magic Hour), a short film directed by Guillermo Arriaga, the acclaimed screenwriter of Amores Perros and 21 Grams (Mexico); El Nudo (The Knot), directed by Alejandro Wiedermann (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), a nominee for Oscar consideration for 2004 Best Foreign Language Film; and Anonimo (Anonymous), directed by Enelio Farina (Venezuela).

Ramirez will next be seen internationally in Cyrano Fernandez, a Venezuelan-Spanish production based on the French play Cyrano de Bergerac. He was also seen in the recently released Elipsis, directed by Eduardo Arias-Nath.

A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Ramirez grew up all over the world due to his father's job as a military attaché. He has made his home in such diverse countries as Austria, Canada, Colombia, Italy and Mexico and, as a result, is fluent in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish. Throughout his travels, Ramirez developed a great love and ability for intercultural communication, a skill he parlayed into a degree in journalism. He specialized in political communications and initially intended on becoming a diplomat.

In 2000, before turning to acting full time, Ramirez was the executive director of Ngo Dale Al Voto, a Venezuelan organization akin to Rock the Vote. In order to foster democratic values among young people, Ramirez and his team created cutting-edge campaigns for radio, television and cinema. The campaigns were well received by audiences throughout the country. He also lent his expertise to various Venezuelan multilateral organizations, including Organization of American States, Transparency International and Amnesty International.

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Edgar Ramirez Facts

BirthdayMarch 25, 1977 (46)
BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela

Selected Filmography

The Girl on the Train
Zero Dark Thirty
Point Break
Wrath of the Titans
The Bourne Ultimatum
Deliver Us From Evil
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