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Place of Birth Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Birthday 1978-11-30
Also Known As Gael Garcia Bernal
Gael García


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​García Bernal was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, the son of Patricia Bernal, an actress and former model, and José Angel García, an actor and director. His stepfather is Sergio Yazbek, whom his mother married when García Bernal was young. He started acting at just a year old and spent most of his teen years starring in telenovelas. Gael studied the International Baccalaureate, with chemistry being unquestionably his favorite subject. When he was fourteen, he taught indigenous peoples in Mexico to read, often working with the Huichol Indians. In his later teens, he took part in peaceful demonstrations during the Chiapas uprisingof 1994.


2018Acusada as Mario Elmo
2018Museum as Juan Nuñez
2018The Kindergarten Teacher
2018If You Saw His Heart as Daniel
2017Coco as Héctor (voice)
2016Salt and Fire as Dr. Fabio Cavani
2016You're Killing Me Susana as Eligio
2016Neruda as Oscar Peluchoneau
2015Eva Doesn't Sleep as Massera
2015Zoom as Edward
2015Desierto as Moises
2014Rosewater as Maziar Bahari
2014The Ardor as Kaí
2013Who Is Dayani Cristal? as Himself
2012Vamps as Diego Bardem
2012No as René Saaverdra
2012Casa De Mi Padre as Onza
2011The Loneliest Planet as Alex
2011A Little Bit of Heaven as Julian Goldstein
2010José & Pilar as Himself
2010Even the Rain as Sebastián
2010Write the Future
2010Letters to Juliet as Victor
2009The Limits of Control as Mexican
2009Mammoth as Leo Vidales
2008Rudo & Cursi as Toto
2008Blindness as King of Ward 3
2007The Past as Rímini
2007Saint Death as Narrator
2007Deficit as Cristobal
2007Sexo en el plató as Julio Zapata / Ángel / Juan / Zahara (archive footage)
2006Babel as Santiago
2006The Science of Sleep as Stéphane
2005The King as Elvis
2004Bad Education as Ángel/Juan/Zahara
2004The Motorcycle Diaries as Ernesto Guevara de la Serna
2004Traveling with Che Guevara as Che
2003Dreaming of Julia as Ricky
2003Dot the I as Kit Winter
2002The Crime of Padre Amaro as Padre Amaro
2002I'm with Lucy as Gabriel
2002Fidel as Che Guevara
2001Don't Tempt Me as Davenport
2001The Last Post as Jose Francisco
2001Y Tu Mamá También as Julio Zapata
2001Private Lives as Gustavo 'Gana' Bertolini
2001An Eye on the Nape as Pablo
2001Behind the Scenes of "Y tu mamá también"
2000Amores perros as Octavio
1996De tripas, corazón
Z as Zorro

Other Roles

2016Madly - Director
2016Madly - Writer
2015The Empty Classroom - Director
2015The Chosen Ones - Executive Producer
2015The Visible Hand - Director
2013Paradise - Executive Producer
2013Who Is Dayani Cristal? - Producer
2010Revolución - Director
2009Sin Nombre - Executive Producer
20088 - Director
2007Deficit - Director

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