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Gael García Bernal

Gael García Bernal was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, to Patricia Bernal, an actress and model, and José Ángel García, an actor and director. His stepfather is cinematographer Sergio Yazbek. Bernal began his acting career as a child, working with his parents in a variety of plays. When he was fourteen, he starred in a soap opera called El ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 26 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Neruda (post-production)
Oscar Peluchoneau
 2016 Salt and Fire (completed)
Dr. Fabio Cavani
 2015 Desierto
 2015 Eva Doesn't Sleep
 2015 Zoom
 2014 Rosewater
Maziar Bahari
 2014 Ardor
 2012 Vamps
Diego Bardem (uncredited)
 2012/I No
René Saavedra
 2012 Casa de mi Padre
 2012 Zalet (Short)
 2011 The Loneliest Planet
 2010 Even the Rain
 2008 Rudo y Cursi
 2008 Blindness
Bartender / King of Ward Three
 2007 El pasado
 2007 Déficit
 2006/I Babel
 2006 Soy tu fan (TV Mini-Series)
- ¡Que viva México! (2006) ... Emilio
 2005 The King
 2004 Bad Education
Ángel / Juan / Zahara
 2003 Cuban Blood
 2003 Dot the I
Kit Winter
 2002 Fidel (TV Movie)
Che Guevara
 2001 The Last Post (Short)
Jose Francisco
 2001 Privates Lives
Gustavo 'Gana' Bertolini
 2001 El ojo en la nuca (Short)
 2000 Cerebro
 2000 Queen of Swords (TV Series)
- Honor Thy Father (2000) ... Churi (as Gael Garcia Bernal)
 2000 Amores Perros
Octavio (as Gael García)
 1996 De tripas, corazón (Short)
 1992 El abuelo y yo (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Daniel
 1989 Teresa (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Peluche
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Other Works:

Music video for Calle 13: "Ojos Color Sol" See more »

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9 Interviews | 7 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 20 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gael Garcia Bernal | Gael García


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Personal Quote:

A person isn't born with the intelligence to be with someone especial, you learn it, and you fail in the path of life, but you don't have to give up the chance to love. See more »


At 17, traveled to Europe and, in 1999, studied dramatic art at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England for three years. He was the first Mexican to be accepted at this prestigious school. See more »


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