If you’re enamored by Pedro Pascal’s captivating performances, you’re not alone. Best known for his compelling portrayal of characters like Joel in The Last of Us and the titular role in The Mandalorian, Pascal’s talent extends beyond these iconic roles. Delve deeper into his diverse repertoire and discover some of his lesser-known yet equally brilliant performances that showcase the remarkable versatility of this celebrated actor.
In this Netflix crime drama from 2015, the plot revolves around the cocaine trade in Colombia. The initial and subsequent seasons detail the ascension and downfall of the notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, while the third season shifts focus to the Cali Cartel. Pascal portrays Javier Peña, an agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in the series.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Pascal has appeared in multiple episodes across the Law & Order TV franchise over time. In 2006, he entered the scene in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent named Weeping Willow, which centered on the abduction of a renowned vlogger named Willow. Pascal took on the role of Reggie Luckman, one of the abductors involved in the case.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
In The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, Nicolas Cage portrays a fictionalized persona named Nick Cage, an actor facing career challenges. To earn money, Nick agrees to a million-dollar deal to attend the birthday celebration of Javi Gutierrez (played by Pascal), a billionaire and devoted fan. When approached by CIA agents suspecting Javi of involvement in a politician’s daughter’s abduction, Nick decides to assist in unraveling the truth while pretending to collaborate on a movie with Javi.
Prospect features Jay Duplass and Sophie Thatcher as a father-daughter team journeying to a remote alien moon to mine its valuable gems. During their expedition, they face peril as they discover they’re not alone in seeking the treasure. They encounter two competing miners (portrayed by Pascal and Luke Pitzrick) who initially attempt a robbery but later agree to join forces and share the gem finds together.
The Equalizer 2
In The Equalizer 2, Denzel Washington portrays Robert McCall, a former government agent turned private vigilante who uses his cover as a Lyft driver. After the death of his friend and ex-DIA colleague Susan Plummer (played by Melissa Leo), Robert launches an investigation into her murder. Pascal stars as Dave York, Robert’s former partner from the DIA, in the movie.
Game of Thrones
The HBO series Game of Thrones aired for eight seasons between 2011 and 2019. Adapted from George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, the show revolves around various noble families vying for dominance over the fictional continent of Westeros. Pascal became part of GOT in 2014, portraying Oberyn, a prince affiliated with House Martell. Oberyn’s character featured prominently in season four and met a particularly gruesome fate while seeking vengeance for his sister’s death. Despite his brief appearance, Oberyn’s impact resonated throughout the series.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Kingsman: The Golden Circle serves as the second movie in the Kingsman film series adapted from the comic book series. The sequel revolves around the collaboration between Kingsman, a British private intelligence agency, and their American counterparts, Statesman, to confront a shared adversary—the drug syndicate named the Golden Circle. The film boasts an ensemble cast including Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Pascal (portraying Agent Whiskey from Statesman), Elton John, and Channing Tatum.
If Beale Street Could Talk
Located in 1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk narrates the romantic tale of Tish (KiKi Layne) and Fonny (Stephan James), a young African American couple. When they secure an apartment together, Fonny becomes unjustly implicated in a sexual assault case and is incarcerated. The story revolves around Tish’s efforts to exonerate Fonny before the arrival of their child. Pascal portrays the character Pietro Alvarez, who arranges a meeting between Tish and the individual accusing Fonny.
The Bubble follows a gathering of actors who seclude themselves within a hotel to shoot a movie amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As time passes, the cast grapples with increasing challenges to maintain their mental well-being within this isolated “bubble,” yearning to reconnect with the external world. Pascal assumes the role of actor Dieter Bravo among a cast featuring Karen Gillan, Iris Apatow, Leslie Mann, Fred Armisen, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key, and others.