Édgar Ramírez Arellano (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeðɣar raˈmiɾes], born March 25, 1977) is a Venezuelan actor and former journalist. He played Carlos the Jackal in the 2010 French-German biopic series Carlos, a role for which he won the César Award for Most Promising Actor at the César Awards 2011, and was nominated for a Golden Globe and Emmy Award for best actor. He also played Larry, a CIA operative in the film Zero Dark Thirty, Paz, a CIA assassin, in The Bourne Ultimatum, and Roberto Duran, a four time world champion boxer and member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, in Hands of Stone. Ramírez won at the 2012 ALMA Awards for Ares in Wrath of the Titans. Ramírez studied communications at the Andrés Bello Catholic University. He then worked in media and considered becoming a diplomat. When Guillermo Arriaga praised a short film he had done with his friends, he decided to pursue his performing hobby as a career.