Nestor Carbonell

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Nestor Carbonell

Born

12/1/1967, New York, USA

Birth Name

Nestor Carbonell

Gender

Male
  • Nestor Carbonell
  • Nestor Carbonell as Victor Machado on Ri...
  • Nestor Carbonell on Ringer.
  • Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert of Lost.
9.2
out of 10
User Rating
154 votes

Biography

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Nestor was born in NYC but his family travelled frequently and actually Spanish was his first language. Carbonell enrolled at Harvard as an English major and first performed as a freshman. After graduating, he embarked on a career in acting and landed small parts on daytime TV and…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Nestor: I would not have been able to work on The Tick had it not been for Suddenly Susan.

    • Nestor: (On The Movie "The Lost City") It doesn't only speak to the Cuban- American community, but ultimately is a story of an impossible love with the backdrop of the Cuban Revolution and the aftermath.

    • Nestor:(On the Movie "Smokin Aces") I think that the reason the movie works so well is because the violence is so well balanced with the comedy. On my first day I got to take a blow torch to a man's genitals, which was only funny when I saw it onscreen. But I mean, how often do you get to play something as dark as that and still make it funny? So, for me, it was just a dream to get this job and to be able to work with this phenomenal cast.

    • Nestor: (Explaining the Appeal of Smokin' Aces) Well, for me, like Ryan [Reynolds] said, Joe [Carnahan] is such an enormous talent. If you watch Narc, it's amazing to see how incredibly talented he is in that particular genre, which was just a drama. And then to come around and do a follow up, second picture that is such a tonally different kind of movie – this being a dark action comedy – and every character, as Jeremy [Piven] said, has a moment, has a sort of epiphany. Even though it's incredibly violent, there's a real moment of clarity for characters. As dark and as depraved as some of the characters are, which mine certainly is, we all have a sort of moment of lightness.

    • Nestor: (On his experience on the movie "Smokin Aces") I think that the reason the movie works so well is because the violence is so well balanced with the comedy. On my first day I got to take a blow torch to a man's genitals, which was only funny when I saw it onscreen. But I mean, how often do you get to play something as dark as that and still make it funny? So, for me, it was just a dream to get this job and to be able to work with this phenomenal cast.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Probably in the top 5 best actors on the show. Mysterious Character and a great back story!

    8.5
    I have never really seen much at all of Nestor Carbonell. So i'm just going to stick to Lost. I think i remember him being introduced in season 3 as a great character and has been since! Most of the new characters got their flash backs such as Linus, Farady, Miles, Charlotte, Juliet etc.



    He plays a man who doesn't age and was finally explained why he never ages and i think he's now 140 years old! Non the less he's shown how under rated many tv actors are and i really hope that he does get a role after lost because he definitely deserves one.moreless
  • Handsome, but also great actor.

    10
    I really like Nestor and his work. He was great on Suddenly Susan and LOST. Both were and are great roles for Nestor. I really enjoyed seeing the dark side of him in "Smokin Aces". He was really creepy and scary in that, but I enjoyed it! It was so weird to see him kill Matthew Fox's character! Anyway, i love this guy and rate him 10 out of 10! :Dmoreless
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