Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011

Édgar Ramírez


With his electrifying performance as Carlos the Jackal in Olivier Assayas' 5½-hour docudrama, the Venezuelan actor vaulted to stardom from supporting roles in Domino, The Bourne Ultimatum and Che. "I feel very privileged to portray the life of such a complex man," Ramírez, 33, says of the terrorist mastermind whose brute brilliance and sexual charisma he incarnates so fiercely. "You must discover a character like Carlos conflict by conflict. Otherwise you kill the life of what you're trying to accomplish."

See Édgar Ramírez talk about his favorite performances: