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Gael García Bernal


Gael García 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 abuelo y yo (1992). He appeared in film school exercises and short films, including De tripas, corazón (1996), directed by Antonio Urrutia, which was nominated for an Academy '... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 21 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Desierto (filming)
Moises
 2014 Rosewater (post-production)
Maziar Bahari
 2014 The Ardor (post-production)
Kaí
 2012 Vamps
Diego Bardem (uncredited)
 2012/I No
René Saavedra
 2012 Casa de mi Padre
Onza
 2012 Zalet (Short)
 2011 The Loneliest Planet
Alex
 2010 Even the Rain
Sebastián
 2009 The Limits of Control
The Mexican
 2008 Rudo y Cursi
Tato
 2008 Blindness
Bartender / King of Ward Three
 2007 El pasado
Rímini
 2007 Déficit
Cristobal
 2006 Babel
Santiago
 2005 The King
Elvis
 2004 Bad Education
Ángel / Juan / Zahara
 2003 Cuban Blood
Ricky
 2003 Dot the I
Kit Winter
 2001 The Last Post (Short)
Jose Francisco
 2001 Don't Tempt Me
Davenport
 2001 Privates Lives
Gustavo 'Gana' Bertolini
 2001 El ojo en la nuca (Short)
Pablo
 2000 Cerebro
 2000 Amores Perros
Octavio (as Gael García)
 1996 De tripas, corazón (Short)
Martín
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Probably one of the first Mexicans ever to act in a London stage. See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Interviews | 6 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gael Garcia Bernal | Gael García

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Histories are to educate, so that we understand better for ourselves and for motivation. See more »

Trivia:

As he is Mexican born, he had to be able to do a convincing Spanish accent before Pedro Almodóvar would allow him to get his role(s) in the movie Bad Education (2004). See more »

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His skill with accents See more »

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Sagittarius

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