December 9, 2022

Gerardo Taracena Bio, Age, Family, Movies and TV Shows

Gerardo Taracena Biography

Gerardo Taracena is a Mexican film and theatre actor and dancer known for his roles in Apocalypto, Man on Fire, American Family, The Mexican, and Sin Nombre. He was born in Mexico City.

Gerardo Taracena Age

Taracena was born in 1970, in Mexico City, Mexico. He is 49 years old as of 2019.

Gerardo Taracena Education

Taracena studied Dramatic Art in the University Center of Theater of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. In 1992 he acted in diverse festivals of theater and dance with the group of dance Integro of Peru, until 1996.

Gerardo Taracena Career

Taracena is known to have taken part in a diverse selection of festivals across the whole of Latin America, and has performed in more than 30 works of theatrical acts. He was also enrolled in the theatrical group, Theater Myth. His production on film and TV has grown both in Mexico and the United States. He also appeared in the Mexican film Saving Private Perez, released in 2011, with fellow Mexican actor Jaime Camil.

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Apocalypto

Apocalypto is a 2006 American epic adventure film co-produced, co-written and directed by Mel Gibson. The film features a cast of Native American and Indigenous Mexican actors consisting of Rudy Youngblood, Raoul Trujillo, Mayra Sérbulo, Dalia Hernández, Ian Uriel, Gerardo Taracena, Rodolfo Palacios, Bernardo Ruiz Juarez, Ammel Rodrigo Mendoza, Ricardo Diaz Mendoza and Israel Contreras. Similar to Gibson’s earlier film The Passion of the Christ, all dialogue is in a modern approximation of the ancient language of the setting. Here, the Indigenous Yucatec Maya language is spoken, with subtitles, which sometimes refer to the language as Mayan. This was the last film Gibson directed until 2016’s Hacksaw Ridge ten years later.

Set in the Yucatan, Mexico around the year 1502, Apocalypto portrays the hero’s journey of a young man named Jaguar Paw, an early Mesoamerican hunter and his fellow tribesmen who are captured by an invading force after the devastation of their village and brought on a perilous journey to a Mayan city for human sacrifice at a time when the Maya civilization is in decline. The film was a box office success, grossing over $120 million worldwide, and received mostly positive reviews, with critics praising Gibson’s direction, Dean Semler’s cinematography, the performances of the cast, and the portrayal of Mayan civilization.

All of the ethnic tribes and peoples depicted in the film were Maya, as Gibson wanted to depict the Maya city built for the story as an “Unknown world” to the character. The film ends with the arrival of Christopher Columbus and the Spanish conquistadors on his fourth voyage.

Gerardo Taracena Movies

Year
Title
Role
2001
The Mexican
Reveler to Fire Gun
2004
Man on Fire
Executive Adjutant
2005
The Violin
Genaro
2006
Apocalypto
Middle Eye
2009
Sin Nombre
Horacio
2009
Deseo
Marino
2009
La casa de las sanaciones
2010
Sanguinarios Del M1
Junco
2011
Saving Private Perez
Carmelo Benavides
2012
A World for Raúl
Raúl’s father
2016
¿Qué Culpa Tiene El Niño?
Plutarco
2017
Dionisio Juglar
Dionisio

Gerardo Taracena TV Shows

Year
Title
Role
2007–2008
El Pantera
El Mandril
2008
Tiempo final
Pampa
2009
Hermanos y detectives
Unknown role
2009
Los simuladores
Vicente
2009
Los simuladores
Vicente
2012
Capadocia
Cirilo
2014
El Mariachi
Silvio
2015
Texas Rising
Manuel Flores
2015
El Señor de los Cielos
El Chamán
2016–2017
Perseguidos
Gustavo “Tavo” Benítez
2016–2017
Queen of the South
Cesar “Batman” Guemes
2018
Narcos: Mexico
Pablo Acosta
2018
Diablero
Benito Infante

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