Mexican-born Sergio Calderón died Wednesday morning surrounded by his family and loved ones. This was confirmed by a spokesman for the American industry service “Deadline”. So far nothing has been announced about the cause of death.
Sergio Calderón is best known for his role as the pirate lord Eduardo Villanueva in the third installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Also in the film “Men in Black” the actor took on an interesting role. His head was then impaled on a sword held by an alien.
Known from “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Men in Black”
A few years ago, he remembered his great successes and the famous Hollywood stars with whom Sergio Calderòn stood in front of the camera via social media. On Twitter, a photo adorns his profile alongside Johnny Depp.
He also posted a still from ‘Men in Black’ and wrote: “25 years ago one of the best movies I’ve been in was released, ‘Men in Black’.” It was a “wonderful opportunity” for him to be part of this film. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones were also in front of the camera with him at the time.
Sergio Calderón also remembered the successes from “Pirates of the Caribbean” with a photo. This time alongside Keith Richards.
His striking face lent character to many of the supporting characters
The actor was denied the really big leading roles in his career. Cinema fans still know the distinctive face. Most recently, the Mexican appeared in the series “The Resort” in 2022. Before that, he appeared in the film The Seven Faces of Jane and the series Better Things.
In total, Sergio Calderón was in front of the camera for more than 50 years, more than half of his lifetime. He made his first film in 1970, at the age of 24. In “The Bridge in the Jungle” he played the young Pedro.
Sergio Calderón, Mexican actor from ‘Men in Black’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, dies at 77
Sergio Calderón, Mexican actor known for his participation in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Men in Black’, died this Wednesday at the age of 77.
Surrounded by his family, the actor lost his life in a Los Angeles hospital due to natural causes, reported The Hollywood Reporter.
Born on July 21, 1945 in Coatlán del Río, Morelos, Sergio Calderón devoted himself from a young age to acting at the Andrés Soler Institute, located in Mexico City.
His screen debut was with ‘The Bridge in the Jungle’ (1970), a film in which he worked alongside filmmaker John Huston.
In ‘Men in Black’ (1977) he played Joseph, a man on a stick held up by an alien, acting alongside Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.
With the character of Captain Eduardo Villanueva, the Mexican was part of the cast of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’ (2007), starring Johnny Depp.
Other notable credits for Sergio Calderón include ‘Duck, You Sucker!’ (1971), where he played a Mexican revolutionary, and ‘Under the Volcano’ (1984), playing a violent Mexican police chief opposite Albert Finney.