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      Gerardo Taracena

      Gerardo Taracena

      Highest Rated: 94% The Violin (2005)

      Lowest Rated: 48% Come Out and Play (2012)

      Birthday: Not Available

      Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

      Prolific actor Gerardo Taracena made a name for himself in both English and Spanish-language entertainment. Born in Mexico City in 1970, Taracena attended el Centro Universitario de Teatro de la Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico to study acting. He would go on to work extensively as both a stage actor and as a dancer, performing with the dance group Integro de Peru, as well as with the Mexico City theater troupe Teatro Mito throughout the mid-'90s. Eventually transitioning into film, Taracena made his first few appearances in Spanish language movies such as "A Trickle of Blood" (1995) and "To and Fro" (2000). Taracena eventually broke into English language film with a small appearance in "The Mexican" (2001), though he would remain a higher profile name in the realm of Mexican cinema with his role in the acclaimed films "The Violin" (2005). The following year, Taracena worked with director Mel Gibson, playing Middle Eye in the critically lauded "Apocalypto" (2006). He would make waves yet again with his role as Horacio in the international hit "Sin Nombre" (2009), before impressing audiences with a humorous turn in the comedy-Western "Saving Private Perez" (2011). After re-teaming with Gibson for 2012's "Get the Gringo" (2012), Taracena took on the role of Manuel Flores on the History Channel mini-series "Texas Rising" (History Channel, 2015). In 2016, he joined the cast of the crime thriller series "Queen of the South" (USA, 2016- ) playing ruthless drug kingpin Cesar 'Batman' Guemes.

      Highest rated movies

      94% The Violin
      83% Mexico's Most Wanted
      81% Get the Gringo
      68% Chupa
      65% Apocalypto
      60% Entrenando a mi papá
      60% Volando bajo
      57% Sound of Freedom

      Photos

      Gerardo Taracena APOCALYPTO, Gerardo Taracena, Morris Bird, director Mel Gibson, on set, 2006. ©Walt Disney Co. SAVING PRIVATE PEREZ, (aka SALVANDO AL SOLDADO PEREZ), from left: Rodrigo Oviedo, Gerardo Taracena, 2011. ©Pantelion Films SAVING PRIVATE PEREZ, (aka SALVANDO AL SOLDADO PEREZ), Gerardo Taracena, 2011. ©Pantelion Films APOCALYPTO, Gerardo Taracena, Jonathan Brewer, Amilcar Ramirez, Israel Contreras, Hiram Soto, 2006. ©Walt Disney Co. APOCALYPTO, (center l-r), Raoul Trujillo, Rudy Youngblood, Gerardo Taracena, 2006. ©Walt Disney Co. SIN NOMBRE, from left: Guillermo Villegas, Paulina Gaitan, Gerardo Taracena, 2009. ©Focus Features APOCALYPTO, 2006. ©Walt Disney Co. SAVING PRIVATE PEREZ, (aka SALVANDO AL SOLDADO PEREZ), from left: Gerardo Taracena, Jesus Ochoa, 2011. ©Pantelion Films SAVING PRIVATE PEREZ, (aka SALVANDO AL SOLDADO PEREZ), Gerardo Taracena, 2011. ©Pantelion Films SAVING PRIVATE PEREZ, (aka SALVANDO AL SOLDADO PEREZ), Gerardo Taracena, 2011. ©Pantelion Films SAVING PRIVATE PEREZ, (aka SALVANDO AL SOLDADO PEREZ), Gerardo Taracena, 2011. ©Pantelion Films SAVING PRIVATE PEREZ, (aka SALVANDO AL SOLDADO PEREZ), from left: Joaquin Cosio, Gerardo Taracena, Miguel Rodarte, Rodrigo Oviedo, Jesus Ochoa, 2011. ©Pantelion Films

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      68% 58% Chupa Unknown (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sobreviviendo mis XV Melchor (Character) - 2023
      57% 99% Sound of Freedom El Alacrán (Character) $183.6M 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Presencias Jaime (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet At the Frontera Eduardo Manrique (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mentada de padre Lider Rebels (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La seductora Unknown (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 33% El día de la unión Unknown (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Influencia Unknown (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Casa Caracol Unknown (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La hora de Salvador Romero Teodoro (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Blame the Kid Plutarco (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La niña de la mina Carlos (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cuernito Armani Rodo (Character) - 2016
      54% 54% Qué Culpa Tiene el Niño? Unknown (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Shred of Mist Perito (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La carga Itzmin (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 83% La carga Unknown (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Princesas de Cartón Unknown (Character) - 2015
      60% No Score Yet Entrenando a mi papá Unknown (Character) - 2015
      83% 80% Mexico's Most Wanted Raymundo (Character) - 2014
      60% No Score Yet Volando bajo Chuyin Venegas (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ramona Carmelo (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Potosí Javier (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 67% Deseo Unknown (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walls Talk El Ojaiz (Character) - 2012
      48% 23% Come Out and Play Unknown (Character) $1.6K 2012
      81% 68% Get the Gringo Romero (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 56% Richness of Internal Space Tenso (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet El buchon Gavilan (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Día de Gracia Unknown (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 4 maras Piti (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kokainos Unknown (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A World for Raúl Juan / Raúl's Father (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 68% Saving Private Pérez Carmelo (Character) $1.4M 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladies Mafia Rualas (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet El Bukanas Unknown (Character) - 2011
      65% 79% Apocalypto Middle Eye (Character) $50.9M 2006
      94% 85% The Violin Genaro (Character) $65.3K 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Club Eutanasia Unknown (Character) - 2005

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pedal to Metal Abel (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet 94% Harina Unknown (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet 88% Queen of the South Cesar Guemes (Character) 2016 2018