Ramirez, now 40, is revisiting that glamorous and tragic time. The actor plays the legendary Italian couturier on FX’s 10-episode “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” premiering on Jan. 17.
It’s a departure for the square-jawed screen star, who has become a Hollywood go-to for variations on masculine archetypes: a deadbeat ex-husband opposite Jennifer Lawrence in “Joy”; a CIA operative in “Zero Dark Thirty” and Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Durán at the center of “Hands of Stone,” a biopic also starring Robert De Niro and Usher.
While Ramirez transformed himself into fighting shape for “Hands of Stone,” dieting and training for hours a day in Panama City gyms, he went in the opposite direction for his fashion-designer role. The normally fit leading man packed on 20 pounds, the Italian way by indulging in endless plates of pasta and used prosthetics for the first time. Sporting a receding hairline, graying coiffure, three-day stubble and a generous physique, he bears an uncanny resemblance to the late designer.
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How do you top a phenomenon like last year’s The People v. O.J. Simpson? Opulence, sex and Ricky Martin, naturally. Those are just a few of the elements viewers can expect when The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story premieres in early 2018, focusing on the tragic killing of the fashion titan (Martin plays his long-time love Antonio D’Amico). FX’s follow-up to Simpson, featuring the same team of executive producers including Ryan Murphy, Brad Simpson and Nina Jacobson, won’t premiere for months but EW was exclusively on the set in May as the cast shot in Versace’s former home, Casa Casuarina. “It was very moving, sometimes disturbing,” says Penelope Cruz, who plays Gianni’s sister Donatella, of shooting in the house. “We all felt a very powerful energy. It just made me have more passion to tell this story.”
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GOLD is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold. Starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, he teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard, but keeping it would be even harder, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street. The film is inspired by a true story.
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HANDS OF STONE follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year‐old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words “no mas” (no more.)
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Edgar Ramírez asiste a AOL evento para hablar de su nueva película “Manos de Piedra” en AOL HQ el 4 de agosto de 2016 Nueva York City.
Edgar Ramirez attends AOL Build presents to discuss his new movie ‘Hands Of Stone’ at AOL HQ on August 4, 2016 in New York City. Continue reading “Photos : Edgar Ramirez attends AOL Build presents to discuss his new movie ‘Hands Of Stone’”
He actualizado la galería con nuevas fotos de Edgar Ramirez promocionando su nueva pelicula Hands of Stone en el programa The Rich Eisen Show
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El actor Édgar Ramírez promociona ‘Desde allá’, filme venezolano del cual es productor y relata cómo ha dado sus primeros pasos al otro lado de la lente acercando talentos y ayudando a desarrollar nuevos proyectos. Continue reading “Édgar Ramírez: “El destino natural de un actor curioso es producir””
PANAMA CITY — Venezuelan-born actor Edgar Ramirez (“Joy,” “Carlos”) spoke to Variety at IFF Panama about his role as Panamanian boxer, Roberto Duran, in Jonathan Jakubowicz’s soon to be released “Hands of Stone,” also starring Robert de Niro, as his trainer, Usher as Sugar Ray Leonard, and Ellen Barkin, Ana de Armas, and Panamanian cult salsa singer, Ruben Blades.
Ramirez says that it was an honor to play Duran, who was nicknamed “Hands of Stone” because his hard hits led him to 103 wins in 119 fights. He considers Duran to be the greatest-ever Latin American boxer and one of the top ten all-time greats. Continue reading “Edgar Ramirez on ‘Hands of Stone,’ Playing a Latin American Role Model”
Protagonizado por Alfredo Castro y Luis Silva, Desde allá cuenta la historia de Armando, un hombre que lleva jóvenes adolescentes a su casa ofreciéndoles dinero para observarlos desde una estricta distancia. Al mismo tiempo sigue a un hombre mayor con quien parece haber tenido una relación traumática del pasado. Entonces conoce a un joven ladrón callejero, Elder, quien despierta en Armando una fuerte atracción. Atraído en un principio por el dinero, Elder sigue frecuentando a Armando hasta que una inesperada intimidad nace entre ellos y ocurren hechos que probarán hasta dónde puede llegar su afecto. Continue reading “Videos: Rueda de Prensa Desde Allá”
The “Carlos” and “Point Break” actor says he loved playing a guy supporting a strong woman (Jennifer Lawrence) in the latest from David O. Russell.
Edgar Ramirez doesn’t take every movie offer that comes along. “I choose them very carefully, so I can be happy,” the actor tells us. The 38-year-old Venezuelan actor — of “Domino,” “Zero Dark Thirty” and the epic miniseries “Carlos” — is in two movies out on Christmas Day: the remake of “Point Break” and a key supporting role in David O. Russell’s “Joy.” We’re talking to him about “Joy,” in which he plays Tony, the ex-husband of Jennifer Lawrence’s titular single mom, who’s stayed in her life — in fact, in her basement, which he shares with her father (Robert De Niro) — post-divorce and who winds up helping her as she invents and sells the Miracle Mop. Continue reading “Edgar Ramirez on ‘Joy’ and how to be a male feminist”