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Overview (2)

Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (2)

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 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 'Award' for Best Short Film, and El ojo en la nuca (2001), a short film directed by Rodrigo Plá. García Bernal studied acting in the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Amores Perros (2000) was his first major feature film, followed by Y Tu Mamá También (2001), directed by Alfonso Cuarón and photographed by Emmanuel Lubezki.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: musicbounder@hotmail.com

Gael García Bernal is one of the great actors of today, recently gaining critical acclaim and a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Mozart in the Jungle in 2016. Amazon's hit web series also won a Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series. In 2017, García Bernal received another Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in the second season. Having worked as an actor since childhood in Mexico, García Bernal made his feature film debut in Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu's Academy Award nominated Amores Perros, which earned him a Silver Ariel Award (Mexico's equivalent of the Oscar) as well as a Silver Hugo Award at the Chicago International Film Festival, both as Best Actor. García Bernal has starred in countless films including the globally celebrated feature, Alfonso Cuarón's Academy Award nominated Y Tu Mamá También and The Motorcycle Diaries. García Bernal received a BAFTA and Satellite Award nomination in 2005 for Best Actor for his work in the latter. In 2006, García Bernal was recognized by BAFTA again with a nomination in the Rising Star category, acknowledging new talent in the acting industry. Other credits include Rosewater, El Ardor, Desierto, and Neruda. García Bernal earned Best Actor in a Foreign Language Film for his role in Neruda at the Palm Springs Film Festival. The film was also nominated for a 2017 Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language. Most recently, García Bernal lent his voice to the Pixar animated feature Coco, which was released in November 2017 and wrapped production on the film The Kindergarten Teacher, premiering at Sundance in 2018. He is currently directing his second feature film, Chicuarotes.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Amazon Video X-Ray

Trade Mark (2)

His skill with accents
Short stature

Trivia (28)

Studied acting in London.
Close friend of Diego Luna.
Was named one of "People en Español"'s 25 Most Beautiful 2002 (June 2002 Issue)
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.
He said his idols are Klaus Kinski, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Marcello Mastroianni.
Invited to join AMPAS in 2005.
As he is Mexican, 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).
His favorite actor is Javier Bardem and would love to work with him in the future.
His favorite actresses are Emily Watson and Juliette Binoche.
Was officially in the BAFTA longlist (Equivalently, the semi-finals) for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, for his role in Babel (2006), which consisted of 15 finalists for each category (except Animated Film). However, he was eliminated in the next round, which the five official nominees were selected. [2007].
Choosen by Empire Magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Movie Stars in the world (#65) 2007.
Played Ernesto 'Che' Guevara twice: in Fidel (2002) and in The Motorcycle Diaries (2004).
First language is Spanish. He is also fluent in English.
Was ranked #7 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actors list. (2008).
Co-founder of the production company Canana Films [mx] along with childhood friend and fellow actor Diego Luna and Mexican producer Pablo Cruz. The company focuses on Mexican - and Latin American-themed features that deal with social justice issues.
Was in a relationship with actress Dolores Fonzi. They met on the set of Privates Lives (2001) but they would not become a couple couple until 2008. They separated in 2014.
Has family from the same town as Fernanda Romero, and Frank Miranda.
Became a father for the 1st time at age 30 when his (now ex) girlfriend Dolores Fonzi gave birth to their son Lázaro García on January 8, 2009 in Madrid, Spain.
The godparent of his son Lázaro is Ezequiel Díaz.
Former boyfriend of Cecilia Suárez and Natalie Portman.
His parents owned a theater company.
Became a father for the 2nd time at age 32 when his (now ex) girlfriend Dolores Fonzi gave birth to their daughter Libertad García on April 7, 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The godmother of his daughter Libertad is Anita Álvarez de Toledo.
Was a guest at Fito Páez's 50th birthday.
Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival in 2014.
Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival in 2007.
Resides between Mexico City and Buenos Aires.

Personal Quotes (6)

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.
Democracy should be practiced not every six years, but every day.
Talent survives and remains while beauty is diluted.
Histories are to educate, so that we understand better for ourselves and for motivation.
I believe fervently in the nature, in truth and imagination, I believe in the blood, in life, words, and motivations.
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.

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