Gael García Bernal


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Gael García Bernal was born in Guadalajara to Patricia Bernal, an actress/model & José Ángel García, an actor/director. His stepfather's cinematographer Sergio Yazbek. He began his acting career as a child, working w/ his parents in a variety of plays. At 14, he starred in a soap opera called El abuelo y yo (1992). He appeared in film school ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 37 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Mozart in the Jungle Rodrigo De Souza
(2014-2018)
Y tu mamá también Julio Zapata
(2001)
The Motorcycle Diaries Ernesto Guevara de la Serna
(2004)
Love's a Bitch Octavio
(2000)

Filmography

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 2021/II Z (pre-production)
Zorro
  Cassandro (filming)
Saúl Armendáriz
 2022 The Mother (filming)
  Hombre (TV Series) (post-production)
Marcus Osuna
- Episode #1.1 ... Marcus Osuna
 2021 Maya and the Three (TV Mini Series)
The Jaguar Triplets
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... The Jaguar Triplets (voice)
 2021 The Playboy Interview (Podcast Series)
Salvador Dali
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... Salvador Dali
- Episode #1.2 ... Salvador Dali
 2021 Old
Guy
 2018-2020 Here on Earth (TV Series)
El Pájaro
- Mi cuerpo será un cadáver (2020) ... El Pájaro
- Arranca la campaña (2020) ... El Pájaro
- El Regreso (2020) ... El Pájaro
- Ratonera (2020) ... El Pájaro
- La paz perpetua (2020) ... El Pájaro
 2019 Wasp Network
Gerardo Hernandez
 2019 Ema
Gastón
 2019 It Must Be Heaven
Gael García Bernal
 2018 The Accused
Mario Elmo
 2018 Museo
Juan Nuñez
 2014-2018 Mozart in the Jungle (TV Series)
Rodrigo De Souza
- Ichi Go Ichi E (2018) ... Rodrigo De Souza
- We're Not Robots (2018) ... Rodrigo De Souza
- Domo Arigato (2018) ... Rodrigo De Souza
- I Want You To Think of Me (2018) ... Rodrigo De Souza
- The Coach (2018) ... Rodrigo De Souza
 2017/I Coco
Héctor (voice)
 2017 If You Saw His Heart
Daniel
 2017 Dante's Lunch (Short)
Héctor (voice)
 2016 Salt and Fire
Dr. Fabio Cavani
 2016 Neruda
Óscar Peluchonneau
 2016 You're Killing Me Susana
Eligio
 2015 Desierto
Moises
 2015 Eva Doesn't Sleep
Massera
 2015 Zoom
Edward Deacon (voice)
 2014 Rosewater
Maziar Bahari
 2014 Ardor
Kaí (as Gael Garcia Bernal)
 2012 Vamps
Diego Bardem (uncredited)
 2012/I No
René Saavedra
 2012 Casa de mi Padre
Onza
 2012 Zalet (Short)
 2011 The Loneliest Planet
Alex
 2011 A Little Bit of Heaven
Julian Goldstein
 2010 Even the Rain
Sebastián
 2010 Letters to Juliet
Victor
 2009 The Limits of Control
The Mexican
 2009 Mammoth
Leo Vidales
 2008 Rudo y Cursi
Tato
 2008 Blindness
Bartender / King of Ward Three
 2007 El pasado
Rímini / Sofía's ex-husband
 2007 Déficit
Cristobal
 2006/I Babel
Santiago
 2006 Soy tu fan (TV Mini Series)
Emilio
- ¡Que viva México! (2006) ... Emilio
 2006 The Science of Sleep
Stéphane Miroux
 2005 The King
Elvis
 2004 Bad Education
Ángel / Juan / Zahara
 2004 The Motorcycle Diaries
Ernesto Guevara de la Serna
 2003 Cuban Blood
Ricky
 2003 Dot the I
Kit Winter
 2002 I'm with Lucy
Gabriel
 2002 The Crime of Padre Amaro
Padre Amaro
 2002 Fidel (TV Movie)
Che Guevara
 2001 The Last Post (Short)
Jose Francisco
 2001 No News from God
Jack Davenport (as Gael Garcia Bernal)
 2001 Privates Lives
Gustavo Gana / Bertolini-Gigolo
 2001 El ojo en la nuca (Short)
Pablo
 2001 Y tu mamá también
Julio Zapata
 2000 Cerebro
 2000 Queen of Swords (TV Series)
Churi
- Honor Thy Father (2000) ... Churi (as Gael Garcia Bernal)
 2000 Love's a Bitch
Octavio (as Gael García)
 1996 De tripas, corazón (Short)
Martín
 1992 El abuelo y yo (TV Series)
Daniel
- Final (1992) ... Daniel
- Revelaciones (1992) ... Daniel
- Fosa común (1992) ... Daniel
- Divorcio (1992) ... Daniel
- ¿Madurar? (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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Personal Details

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 | 23 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gael Garcia Bernal | Gael García

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Children:

García, Lázaro | See more »


Relatives:

Dario Yazbek Bernal (half sibling) | See more »
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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:

His favorite actresses are Emily Watson and Juliette Binoche. See more »

Trademark:

Short stature See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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