the mexican actor Sergio Calderon, known for his roles in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and men in black among many other projects, he died yesterday at the age of 77 in Los Angeles of natural causes, as he has been able to confirm Deadline.
Calderón was born in Coatlán del Río, Mexico, in 1945. After training in his native country, he moved to the United States to try his luck in the North American industry. The interpreter worked in film and television for six decades, sharing the set with directors such as Sergio Leone (Get down, damn! 1971) and stars like john houston (in A bridge in the jungle in 1971, and would direct it in under the volcano, in 1984).
The actor participated in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007), third installment of the saga starring Johnny Depp, where he gave life to one of the pirate lords, Captain Eduardo Villanueva of the adriatic sea. In this film, she would share filming with the character of Keith Richards, Chief pirate of Madagascar and father of Jack Sparrow (Depp).
— Sergio Calderon (@mrsergecalderon) August 22, 2017
“If someone tries to take your gun away from you, it better be someone like Keith Richards, a true legend,” Calderón shared along with a photo with the actor on his Twitter account.
Another of his most remembered roles is that of men in black (1997), where he gave life to José, iconic character whose head was crowned with a sword. An experience that the Mexican also remembered in networks.
— Sergio Calderon (@mrsergecalderon) July 31, 2017
“Mickey holding my head for hours during the filming of men in black with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones,” he would write.
Among his later projects, his interventions in The ruins (2008), horror thriller directed by Carter Smith; either Now the parents are them (2010), the third installment of the saga Her parents, with Ben Stiller. In 2022, after several years away from acting, Calderón participated in an episode of the series Better Things, as well as in another of the fiction The Resort.
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