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Gael García Bernal

​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.

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Nov 30, 1978 In Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series El Abuelo y Yo
Latest Project:
Movie Coco 2017-10-27
Known For
Poster of Life Unexpected
Poster of The Limits of Control
Poster of Rudo & Cursi
Poster of I'm with Lucy
Movie Z Zorro 2018
Series El Abuelo y Yo Unknown 2018
Movie Coco Héctor (voice) 2017-10-27
Movie You're Killing Me Susana Eligio 2016-08-25
Movie Zoom Edward 2015-09-11
Movie Eva Doesn't Sleep Massera 2015-11-05
Movie Desierto Moises 2015-04-12
Movie Rosewater Maziar Bahari 2014-11-07
Movie The Ardor Kaí 2014-05-14
Series Mozart in the Jungle Rodrigo De Souza 2014-02-06
Movie Who Is Dayani Cristal? Himself 2013-01-17
Movie Casa De Mi Padre Onza 2012-03-15
Movie No René Saaverdra 2012-08-07
Movie Vamps Diego Bardem 2012-08-25
Movie The Loneliest Planet Alex 2011-08-10
Movie A Little Bit of Heaven Julian Goldstein 2011-02-03
Series Life Unexpected Elvis 2010-01-18
Movie Letters to Juliet Victor 2010-05-14
Series Teresa Unknown 2010-08-02
Movie José & Pilar Himself 2010-10-18
Movie Even the Rain Sebastián 2010-09-16
Movie Mammoth Leo Vidales 2009-01-19
Movie The Limits of Control Mexican 2009-05-01
Movie Chevolution 2008-04-01
Movie Blindness King of Ward 3 2008-05-14
Movie Rudo & Cursi Toto 2008-12-19
Movie Deficit Cristobal 2007-05-21
Movie Saint Death Narrator 2007-09-28
Movie The Past Rímini 2007-10-26
Movie Babel Santiago 2006-09-08
Series Terminal City Stéphane 2005-10-17
Movie The Motorcycle Diaries Ernesto Guevara de la Serna 2004-02-06
Movie Traveling with Che Guevara Che 2004-01-01
Movie Dreaming of Julia Ricky 2003-10-24
Series Martin Mystery Ángel/Juan/Zahara 2003-10-01
Movie Fidel 2002-01-27
Movie Fidel Che Guevara 2002-01-27
Movie I'm with Lucy Gabriel 2002-09-04
Movie The Crime of Padre Amaro Padre Amaro 2002-10-01
Movie Fidel Che Guevara 2001-12-31
Movie Private Lives Gustavo 'Gana' Bertolini 2001-03-24
Movie Don't Tempt Me Davenport 2001-11-30
Movie The Last Post Jose Francisco 2001-08-11
Movie Amores perros Octavio 2000-06-16
Series Murder Call Julio Zapata 1997-08-11
Movie De tripas, corazón 1996-01-01
Series Suspense Unknown 1949-01-06
Movie The Woman in Green Unknown 1945-06-15