Top 5 Edgar Ramirez movies to watch before 'Florida Man' hits Netflix
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez became a household name after his soul-stirring performance in the movie ‘Carlos’. The role earned him a lot of recognition and made him more popular. After that film, he never looked back and continued to startle us with impeccable performances. The actor is now ready to take viewers on an enthralling journey with his new TV series, titled ‘Florida Man’.
The upcoming Netflix series follows the life of an ex-cop named Mike Valentine (Ramirez) who has been given the task of finding the girlfriend of a Philly mobster. At first, he thought that it would be an easy task to return to his home state of Florida and do the work, but everything changes when he finds out some family secrets while his trip to his hometown. This will be Ramirez’s first TV series in three years and fans are pumped up for it.
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For years, Ramirez has managed to captivate us with brilliant performances. So, let’s take a look at five amazing movies that he has been a part of.
5) 'Gold' (2016)
Released in 2016, this crime drama film directed by Stephan Gaghan featured an extraordinary cast and was inspired by true events. The movie was based partially on the story of Bre-X, a mining scandal that involved the discovery of a gold deposit. Bre-X Minerals was a major Canadian mining company that committed one of the largest financial frauds in the industry’s history. However, for legal reasons and to enhance the appeal of the film, character names, and story details were changed.
Matthew McConaughey gave a stunning performance as Kenny Wells, but it was Edgar Ramirez who stole everyone's hearts with an amazing performance as Michael Acosta, a character based on a geologist named Michael de Guzman.
The movie earned mixed to positive reviews but certainly makes a fine watch if you are an Edgar Ramirez fan.
4) 'Hands of Stone' (2016)
There was a lot of anticipation for this movie because it was based on the life and career of a professional boxer named Roberto Duran. The 2016 film had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and opened to good reviews. Directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz, the movie features stupendous performances by Ramirez and Robert De Niro who plays the role of his trainer. De Niro’s character Ray Arcel helps Ramirez in becoming a force to be reckoned with in the boxing world and achieve greater heights.
Both actors have great chemistry and the movie captures their talents perfectly. Ramirez shared great on-screen chemistry with Ana de Armas as well.
3) 'Deliver Us from Evil' (2014)
Ramirez has done a lot of work in several genres, but ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ was way different than what he had done before. The 2014 horror movie directed by Scott Derrickson was based on the novel ‘Beware the Night’ and focused on an NYPD Sgt. Ralph (Eric Bana). The officer has seen so many disturbing things that they have started plaguing his soul and he is unable to come out of that situation. He meets a priest (Ramirez) who tells him that other forms of demons are trying to haunt him.
It’s certainly a good watch and features strong performances from Ramirez and Bana.
2) 'Joy' (2015)
How can we forget this movie? People only think that Jennifer Lawrence was in the movie, but that’s not the case because it features one of the best performances by Edgar Ramirez as well. Written and directed by David O. Russell, the movie sees Jennifer Lawrence playing the role of a self-made millionaire who created her own business empire. Ramirez plays the role of Tony, Joy’s ex-husband, and delivers a performance that is undoubtedly a treat to watch.
Lawrence and Ramirez garnered a lot of praise for their performances and the movie was widely awarded throughout the awards season.
1) 'Carlos' (2010)
This 2010 movie changed Ramirez’s life. Every actor looks out for that one opportunity that could make him the next superstar and ‘Carlos’ was that chance for Ramirez. The autobiographical movie is based on the life of Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez nicknamed Carlos the Jackal. Ramirez plays the lead role in the fascinating movie and gives a knockout performance. This is still his career-defining performance so far and the way he embodies the character is just marvelous.
He received worldwide recognition for his performances and was awarded the Most Promising Actor at the Cesar Awards for his role. One of the most epic movies ever.