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