Joaquim de Almeida - Rotten Tomatoes

Joaquim de Almeida

Birthday:  
Birthplace:   Not Available
A prominent international screen presence whose Golden Globe-nominated performance in the hit Fox series 24 has only served to cement his success in the United States, Joaquim de Almeida has found equal success on both American and European screens. Though he would tend the gardens at the Embassy of Zaire in Austria before testing his mettle as an actor, the Lisbon-born future star eventually set his sights on New York City. It was there that de Almeida first began to achieve fame as a performer in numerous New York Shakespeare Festival productions, with early roles in Miami Vice and The Soldier first bringing him to the attention of American viewers. Though indeed a skilled English-language performer, it was de Almeida's proficiency in Spanish, German, Italian, and French (in addition, of course, to his native Portuguese), that truly helped him to expand into the international film market. Throughout the 1990s, de Almeida's career continued to pick up steam thanks to performances in such widely seen efforts as Robert Rodriguez's Desperado and the sprawling miniseries Nostromo. In 1997, the actor found his continued efforts before the camera finally beginning to pay off when he was awarded a Portuguese Golden Globe for his spellbinding performance in the romantic drama Tentação. Though few would have the opportunity to see de Almeida exchange gunfire with Emilio Estevez in the hybrid spaghetti Western-Hong Kong action flick A Dollar for the Dead when the film proved dead on arrival, subsequent roles in Behind Enemy Lines and the 2003 miniseries Kingpin served well to keep him a recognizable international player. In the early 2000s, it began to appear as if television was the medium in which de Almeida truly shined. If a recurring role as Ramon Salazar on Fox's 24 wasn't enough for viewers, de Almeida could also be spotted on The West Wing and Wanted. Subsequent performances in such features as The Celestine Prophecy and Moscow Zero -- as well as voice-over work in the controversial video game Saints Row -- preceded a particularly heartfelt turn as painter Óscar Domínguez in the 2007 biopic Óscar -- El Color del Destino.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
40% The Hitman's Bodyguard
  • Jean Foucher
$75.1M 2017
No Score Yet Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story
  • Himself
2017
71% Of Mind and Music
  • Dr. Alvaro Cruz
$15.6k 2016
20% Diablo
  • Arturo
2016
No Score Yet Toril
  • Actor
2016
34% Our Brand is Crisis
  • Castillo
$4.9M 2015
40% 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun
  • Joey the Junkman
2015
No Score Yet A Date With Miss Fortune
  • Actor
2015
0% Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?
  • Francisco d'Anconia
2014
No Score Yet Cody the Robosapien
  • Actor
2013
88% La cage dorée (The Gilded Cage)
  • José
2013
No Score Yet Mamitas
  • Professor Alexandra Viera
2012
77% Fast Five
  • Reyes
$209.9M 2011
No Score Yet Christopher Roth
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Backlight
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet La Cucina
  • Michael
2009
36% The Burning Plain
  • Nick Martinez
$0.2M 2009
67% Che: Part One (The Argentine)
  • President René Barrientos
$1.6M 2009
No Score Yet Holy Money
  • Actor
2009
80% Che: Part Two (Guerrilla)
  • President René Barrientos
$2M 2008
No Score Yet The Escorial Conspiracy (La conjura de El Escorial)
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Oscar: The Color of Destiny (Oscar. Una pasion surrealista)
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Call Girl
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Lovebirds
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet El Corazón de la tierra (The Heart of the Earth)
  • Baxter
2007
No Score Yet Moscow Zero
  • Yuri
2006
No Score Yet 53 Winter Days
  • Actor
2006
4% The Celestine Prophecy
  • Father Sanchez
$1.1M 2006
No Score Yet Love and Debate
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II
  • Archbishop Romero
2005
No Score Yet Um Tiro no Escuro
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Thanks to Gravity
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Life
  • Pierre
  • Director
2004
0% Whore
  • Pierre
2004
No Score Yet Os Imortais (The Immortals)
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Sueurs
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Stranded: Náufragos (The Shelter)
  • Rodrigo
2002
No Score Yet Break of Dawn (Entre Chiens et Loups)
  • Radman
2002
37% Behind Enemy Lines
  • Piquet
$58.8M 2001
No Score Yet O Xangô de Baker Street (The Xango from Baker Street)
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet On the Run
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Capitães de Abril (Captains of April)
  • Gervasio
2000
73% Art of Amalia
  • Narrator
2000
No Score Yet On the Run
  • Ignacio
1999
38% One Man's Hero
  • Cortina
1999
No Score Yet Vendetta
  • Joseph Macheca
1999
No Score Yet No Vacancy
  • Reynaldo
1999
No Score Yet Dollar for the Dead
  • Friar Ramon
1998
67% La Cucaracha
  • Jose Guerras
1998
No Score Yet Tentação
  • Father Antonio
1998
50% Women
  • Gigi
1997
No Score Yet Corazon Loco
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Sostiene Pereira (According to Pereira) (Pereira Declares)
  • Manuel
1996
No Score Yet Adão e Eva
  • Francisco
1995
62% Desperado
  • Bucho
1995
48% Only You
  • Giovanni
1994
82% Clear and Present Danger
  • Felix Cortez
1994
No Score Yet Sombras en una batalla (Shadows in a Conflict)
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Shadows in a Conflict
  • Jose
1993
No Score Yet El Maestro de esgrima (The Fencing Master)
  • Ayala
1992
No Score Yet El Rey Pasmado (The Dumbfounded King)
  • Father Almeida
1991
No Score Yet Sandino
  • Actor
1990
80% Good Morning, Babylon
  • Andrea Bonnano
1987
No Score Yet The Sun and the Moon
  • David Garcia
1987
No Score Yet Beyond the Limit
  • Leon
1983
No Score Yet The Death and Life of Bobby Z
  • Don Huerto
1982
No Score Yet The Soldier
  • The Soldier's Force
1982
No Score Yet Retrato de Família (Family Portrait)
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
22% Training Day
2017
  • Manijvar Menjivar
  • 2017
No Score Yet Queen of the South
2016
  • Don Epifanio Vargas
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Raphael Valenza
  • 2013
75% Once Upon a Time
2011
  • King Xavier
  • 2013
47% Missing
2012
  • Antoine Lussier
  • 2012
75% Revenge
2011-2015
  • Salvador Grobet
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Gabriel Porchetto
  • 2012
88% 24
2001-2014
  • Ramon Salazar
  • 2010
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Joseph Trevi
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Batman
2004-2008
  • Voice
  • 2004
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Carlos Carrio
  • 2004
No Score Yet La Femme Nikita
1997-2001
  • Armel

Quotes from Joaquim de Almeida's Characters