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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. 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 ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 31 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Y Tu Mamá También
Y Tu Mamá También Julio Zapata
(2001)
Amores Perros
Amores Perros Octavio
(2000)
The Motorcycle Diaries
The Motorcycle Diaries Ernesto Guevara de la Serna
(2004)
Mozart in the Jungle
(2014-2017)

Filmography

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 2018 Aquí en la Tierra (TV Series) (filming)
El Pájaro
- Sangre y Champaña (2018) ... El Pájaro
 2018 Museo (post-production)
Juan Nuñez
 2017/I Coco (filming)
Hector (voice)
 2017 Dante's Lunch (Short)
Hector (voice)
 2016 Neruda
Óscar Peluchonneau
 2016 You're Killing Me Susana
Eligio
 2015 Desierto
Moises
 2015 Eva no duerme
Massera
 2015 Zoom
Edward
 2014 Ardor
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 También la lluvia
Sebastián
 2008 Rudo y Cursi
Tato
 2008 Blindness
Bartender / King of Ward Three
 2007 El pasado
Rímini
 2007 Déficit
Cristobal
 2006/I Babel
Santiago
 2006 Soy tu fan (TV Mini-Series)
Emilio
- ¡Que viva México! (2006) ... Emilio
 2005 The King
Elvis
 2004 Bad Education
Ángel / Juan / Zahara
 2003 Cuban Blood
Ricky
 2003 Dot the I
Kit Winter
 2002 Fidel (TV Movie)
Che Guevara
 2001 The Last Post (Short)
Jose Francisco
 2001 Don't Tempt Me
Jack Davenport (as Gael Garcia Bernal)
 2001 Privates Lives
Gustavo 'Gana' Bertolini
 2001 El ojo en la nuca (Short)
Pablo
 2000 Cerebro
 2000 Queen of Swords (TV Series)
Churi
- Honor Thy Father (2000) ... Churi (as Gael Garcia Bernal)
 2000 Amores Perros
Octavio (as Gael García)
 1996 De tripas, corazón (Short)
Martín
 1992 El abuelo y yo (TV Series)
Daniel
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Daniel
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Daniel
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Daniel
 1989 Teresa (TV Series)
Peluche
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Peluche
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Peluche
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Peluche
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Other Works:

Will star in the Lorca play, "Blood Wedding" in London's Almeida Theatre, from May 6 to June 18, 2005. See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Interviews | 10 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 21 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gael Garcia Bernal | Gael García

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think we're all political, in a way. What has happened recently in my case is that, fortunately, I've been able to get more in touch with the things I can change and do. 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 »

Trademark:

His skill with accents See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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