Édgar Ramírez

Venezuelan actor
Edgar Ramirez by Gage Skidmore.jpg

Édgar Filiberto Ramírez Arellano (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeðɣaɾ raˈmiɾes], born March 25, 1977) is a Venezuelan actor and former journalist.[1] He was born in San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela.

He played Carlos the Jackal in the 2010 French-German biopic series Carlos. He won the César Award for Most Promising Actor in 2011 for the role[2][3] and was nominated for a Golden Globe and Emmy Award for best actor.[4]

He also played Larry, a CIA operative in the movie Zero Dark Thirty, Paz—a CIA assassin—in The Bourne Ultimatum, and Roberto Durán, a four-time world-champion boxer and member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, in Hands of Stone.

Ramírez starred as Gianni Versace in the limited crime series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. He also starred as Bodhi in the 2015 movie Point Break.


  1. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (August 25, 2016). "Édgar Ramírez Salsa Dances onto Late Show Stage". Retrieved June 24, 2017 – via YouTube.
  2. César : Edgar Ramirez, espoir masculin, europe1.fr
  3. "Edgar Ramírez nominado a los premios César – Cine – EL UNIVERSAL". Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  4. "Edgar Ramirez: Awards and". Television Academy. Retrieved August 31, 2015.