September 21, 2016

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, who graduated from the One-Year Acting Program at NYFA, will be one of the “seven” actors in the Antoine Fuqua movie, “The Magnificent Seven,” which stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, and Vincent D’onofrio.

Garcia-Rulfo has appeared in several film and TV series, including the film “Cake,” which stars Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, William H. Macy, and others. His TV credits include “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” “Alguien Más,” “Touch,” and others.

His newest film, “The Magnificent Seven,” is a reimagining of the original made in 1960 by director John Sturges and starring Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen, and a modern throwback to the old westerns. It follows seven gunmen in the old west, who gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.

“It was an amazing experience,” said Garcia-Rulfo. “To be part of a western of this magnitude. I played cowboys and Indians all my life. To dress as a cowboy and ride horses was a dream come true.”

The film will be released in the theaters nationwide on September 23, 2016.

Please note: NYFA does not represent that these are typical or guaranteed career outcomes. The success of our graduates in any chosen professional pathway depends on multiple factors, and the achievements of NYFA alumni are the result of their hard work, perseverance, talent and circumstances.