Magazine article Variety

I Belong to the "Point Break" Generation

Magazine article Variety

I Belong to the "Point Break" Generation

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Edgar Ramirez

Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez, 38, had his sights set on a career in political communications when a friend enlisted him for an experimental short film in the '90s. In 2010, he scored a Golden Globe nom for portraying the title terrorist in 2010 miniseries "Carlos," and he played a CIA operative in 2012's "Zero Dark Thirty." Next year, he essays boxer Roberto Duran, with Robert De Niro in his corner, in "Hands of Stone"; and a therapist in thriller "The Girl on the Train." But first he'll grace the screen in two Christmas Day releases: "Point Break" and "Joy." jasmin rosemberg

What did you love about the original "Point Break"?

I belong to the "Point Break" generation. 1 watched the original when I was 13 vears old. It's basically the story of the rescue of the human spirit, and we continue to fight that same spiritual battle, but with a political expression. …

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