DemiÁn Bichir - Ramirez/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Demián Bichir was born in Mexico City in a family dedicated to the theater. His father, Alejandro Bichir, is a theater director and his mother, Maricúz Najera, and his brothers, Odiseo and Bruno Bichir, are actors. The first time Demián stepped on stage was at the age of three at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City. He belonged to the National Theatre Company for seven years. During that period, he starred in a dozen works of Universal repertoire, such as Valle Inclan's "Luces de Bohemia,” Shakespeare's “Richard III” and "A Midsummer Night's Dream,” and Eugene O'Neill's “Ah! Wilderness", his first starring role.
His film work brings together more than 20 titles shot in Mexico and in countries such as Spain, Ireland, Argentina, Colombia, Bolivia, New Zealand and Australia. Starring: Jorge Fons' Rojo Amanecer, Fernando Sariñana's Hasta Morir (Ariel for Best Actor) and Todo el poder, Javier Patrón's Fuera del Cielo, Juan Carlos Valdivia's American Visa, Agustin Diaz Yanes' Don't Tempt Me, Ian Power's The Runway, and Antonio Serrano's Sex, Shame and Tears and Hidalgo, The Untold Story. His most recent film in Mexico is Jorge Michel Grou's 7:19.
In the United States, he is known for the Showtime series Weeds and FX's The Bridge, as well as Steven Soderbergh's Che, Oliver Stone's Savages, and Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight. Bichir was recognized for his acclaimed performance as Carlos Galindo in the 2011 drama A Better Life, which garnered him nominations for the Independent Spirit Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and the Academy Award for Best Actor.
His first film as a writer and director, Circus Tale & a Love Song, will be seen this fall at the Morelia International Film Festival, the Denver International Film Festival, and will be the opening film at the Huelva Iberoamerican Film Festival.
In addition to Walden, he recently finished shooting Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant.