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édgar Ramírez, be it in his role as Gianni Versace, or the role of Ares, he has always managed to bring a new meaning and characteristic to the role. And recently, the actor seems to have bagged several roles in some big name movies. Here are some really interesting facts about the actor that every fan must know:

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  1.  For his role as Gianni Versace in “American Crime Story,” he earned a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor Award in a Limited Series or Movie Category, but unfortunately lost to Jeff Daniels.
  2.  édgar Ramírez also received a 2019 Golden Globe nomination for the same role, in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category, but lost to Ben Whishaw.
  3.  He played the role of Colombian soldier Pedro in the movie “Punto y raya,” which was submitted by Venezuela for Oscar consideration for the 2004 Best Foreign Film category.
  4.  He lent his voice to the language learning education, guest starring on the audio CD supplement to the Fluenz Spanish 1 DVD software in the year 2007.
  5.  He is a supporter of the campaign “No Dispares (Don’t Shoot)” by Amnesty International, the international human-rights organization, which focuses on eliminating the number of death and injuries caused by irresponsible use of guns.
  6.  édgar Filiberto Ramírez Arellano was born on March 25, 1977 to Filiberto Ramírez and Soday Arellano in San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela. He has a sister named Nataly.
  7.  His father is a military officer, while his mother is an attorney. He used to travel most of the time, during his childhood, and could currently speak fluently in five languages.
  8.  He graduated with a degree in mass communication, with audiovisual communications as a minor, from the Andrés Bello Catholic University in Caracas in the year 1999.
  9.  During his time in college, he worked as an emerging journalist, reporting on politics, as he had always had the intention to pursue international relations as his major.
  10.  Although he was involved with arts during his college time, he never dreamed of becoming an actor, and had never considered it as an option for his career.
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  12.  édgar Ramírez was the director executive director of Dale al Voto, a Venezuelan foundation, where he along with his team, he created several campaigns for television, radio and movie theaters.
  13.  He was also in charge of the international promotions of the Viart Film Festival, but he left to attend Harvard National Model UN, as a delegate from his school.
  14.  It was only when the Arriaga won the Prize of the Critic’s Week, while also receiving nomination for the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film that he decided to take up acting as a career.
  15.  édgar Ramírez’s first gained recognition as an actor for his role as Cacique Chacon in the popular venezuelan soap opera "Cosita Rica."
  16.  His international debut was with the role of Choco in the 2005 movie “Domino.” In preparation for the role, he wanted to meet the real life “Choco” – Gerard Quiocho, but was not able to meet him as Tony Scott mistakenly told him that Quiocho was dead.
  17.  During the filming of his movie “Carlos,” he gained over 35 pounds of weight, just in the duration of filming the show, in order to portray better the Carlos’s physical deterioration leading up to the time of his capture.
  18.  édgar Ramírez has been announced to play the role of J. M. in the untitled De Niro / Ramirez / Jakubowicz Project, which has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  19.  This movie will mark the second collaboration between the actors Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez, and director Johnathon Jakubowicz since “Hands of Stone.”
  20.  However, this will be the third collaboration between Ramirez and De Niro, following the 2016 movie “Hands of Stone,” and 2015 movie “Joy.” In the movie “Joy,” De Niro played Ramirez’s father-in-law.
  21.  In the 2016 movie “Hands of Stone,” it was Gael Garcia Bernal who was first cast as Roberto Duran, but since Bernal dropped out due to scheduling conflicts Ramírez was cast in the role.
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  23.  He was awarded the César Award for Most Promising Actor at the French César Awards 2011, for his portrayal of Carlos in the film version of the TV series “Carlos.”
  24.  In November 2016, thieves broke into his apartment in Caracas and stole his watch collection which consisted of each watch worth 150,000 dollars.
  25.  The collection included Chanel J12 Chromatic titanium ceramic watch; a Cartier Santos; a TAG Heuer Aquaracer, a Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph. Other watches in his collection are the Cartier Drive; a Montblanc "Homage to Nicolas Rieussec"; and the Harmony and Patrimony timepieces, both by Vacheron Constantin.
  26.  He was cast in the award winning movie “Zero Dark Thirty” from Kathryn Bigelow as Larry in the year 2012. His performance was well received by the critics.
  27.  édgar Ramírez has been a part of the “5 Senses in Action,” an organization which benefits children with special needs.
  28.  He even took part in an outdoor activity organized by the organization that stimulated sensory experience through gestures, playing and singing for congenitally deaf and/or blind children, on July 13, 2008.
  29.  He won the ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actor: Supporting Role Award, for his performance as Ares in the 2012 movie “Wrath of Titans,” at the 2012 ALMA Awards ceremony.
  30.  It was reported that writer Guillermo Arriaga has offered the role of Ramiro in the 2000 movie “Amores Perros,” but it was Ramírez who declined the offer, and the role went to Marco Perez.
  31.  He has been cast in the movies “Jungle Cruise,” “The 355,” “Borderlands,” “The War Has Ended,” “Losing Clementine,” and “Love Child.” All of these movies has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  32.  Ramírez was named a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), at an event held at the Eurobuilding Hotel in Caracas on November 12, 2010.
  33.  édgar Ramírez Net Worth: $8 Million

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