Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez is one of our most international figures in film. His fluency in German, Italian, French, English and Spanish make Edgar a very versatile and malleable actor who has been nominated for a Golden Globe, an Emmy and has won several international awards.
Edgar has had several supporting/leading roles in blockbuster movies such as Zero Dark Thirty, Bourne Ultimatum and Wrath Of the Titans for which he won a 2012 ALMA award. It was in a mini-series called Carlos , where he played Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, that allowed audiences to appreciate his penchant for films with an international outreach/message. This role helped him land the “Most Promising Actor” at the 2011 César Awards in France.
However, it’s his upcoming starting role as Simón Bolívar in “the largest independent South American production to date, director Alberto Arvelo Mendoza‘s Simon Bolivar biopic,” Libertador that could bring him critical acclaim should he deliver a solid performance of such important historical figure. We cannot wait.
In his personal life he has been an advocate of gun control as the spokesperson for Amnesty International’s “No Dispares” (don’t shoot) campaign. The campaign’s purpose is to eliminate the number of injuries and deaths caused by the irresponsible use of guns. He was also named a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 2010.
We wish him good luck and hope to see him in more roles that bring awareness to political strife and social issues, particularly in Latin America and the U.S. We believe that he has the potential to become a very prominent and respected actor and we hope he will be one of the many Latino actors to break the phobia Hollywood has on hiring Latino actors for star roles.
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