Manuel Garcia-Rulfo is an emerging Mexican actor from film and television series. Best known for the movie “Bless Me, Ultima” and the television show “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”, he also broke into the limelight as one of the main characters in a remake of the movie “The Magnificent”. Seven”.
Born February 25, 1981, manually grew up riding horses on a ranch in Guadalajara, Mexico. He studied Communication at the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac. He also went to Vermont to learn English.
At UNIVA, a private Catholic school in Mexico, where Spanish is the first language, he discovered his love for filmmaking. For a while he also studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy, but then returned to Mexico to resume his work career in acting.
He made his first American movie, as Uncle Pedro in “Bless Me, Ultima” in 2013. In 2014, Manuel starred in the American drama film “Cake”, starring Jennifer Anniston and then played “Pedro” in “Term Life “. ”, an action drama film.
However, it was in 2016, when he starred as one of the main characters, “Vasquez”, an outlaw, in a remake of the western action movie, “The Magnificent Seven”, when his career started to find ground. Manuel played Biniamino Marques in a 2017 Kenneth Branagh movie, “Murder on the Orient Express”, a mystery thriller movie.
From Dusk to Dawn: The Series
Robert Rodriguez developed the idea of the American horror television program “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”, which evolved from the movie “From Dusk Till Dawn”, and added more characters and backstories to the film; it first aired on March 11, 2014.
It was promoted and marketed as a Netflix Original outside the US and Latin America, and ran for three seasons, the actors were released from their contracts in late 2016. Manuel played the recurring character “Narciso Menendez” until season two of the series.
Bless me, Ultima, cake
“Bless Me, Ultima”, directed by Carl Franklin in 2013, starring Luke Ganalon, was Manuel’s first American film, adapted from Rudolfo Anaya’s 1972 novel. The film is set in Mexico during World War II. The film’s central theme revolves around an old medicine woman and a young man, who support each other to deal with good and bad elements in their village.
Manuel played the character, Uncle Pedro in the movie – while not exactly a great or outstanding cast, it was the start of American movie making for him and earned over $1.5 million at the box office.
On September 8, 2014, Manuel’s second US film appearance as Arturo was released. “Cake”, directed by Daniel Barnz, is a drama film written by Patrick Tobin, starring Jennifer Anniston and debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival. Anniston garnered nominations for Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards. “Cake” fell well short of its $7 million total budget, earning less than $3 million.
The Magnificent Seven, Murder on the Orient Express
Manuel made a total of four films in 2016. One of these and the most notable was “The Magnificent Seven”; he played one of the main characters, an outlaw named Vasquez. The film’s concept was a recreation of the 1954 film “Seven Samurai” and a remake of the 1960 film of the same name. It starred Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt and Manuel as a Mexican outlaw on the run for several months .
The film, despite its stellar cast, did not perform as well as expected at the box office, but made $162 million on a $90 million budget. Director Antoine Fuqua deliberately cast for diversity in his choice of actors, such as Denzel and Manuel, who wanted to accurately depict historical realities.
In 2017, Manuel made the mystery thriller film under director Kenneth Branagh “Murder on the Orient Express”, based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie.
Manuel was Bianamino Marquez in the film, which had its world premiere at London’s Royal Albert Hall, and was a box office performer, grossing $352 million in total on a budget of just $55 million. Branagh himself played the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, the lead in the film.
Net worth and salary
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo has been in the acting industry since 2006.
His median annual income is now reported to be $600,000, and his net worth is over $3 million. He is married to Lee Min Jung, his co-star in the movie “The Magnificent Seven”. They have no children.
Physical characteristics and style
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo is of white ethnicity and Mexican nationality. He is and weighs 72 kg. He has brown eyes and brown hair and has a light complexion. A notable facial feature that seems imperfect but quirky is his somewhat large nose. He is a smart and casual dresser, looking bold and true-blue modern Mexican in a simple suit and tie.