Gael García Bernal

Birthday:

11/30/1978

Place of birth:

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico:

Biography:

​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.


Film Credits

Museo (2018)
as Juan Nuñez
Si tu voyais son coeur (2018)
as
Coco (2017)
as Hector (voice)
Salt and Fire (2016)
as Dr. Fabio Cavani
Me estás matando, Susana (2016)
as Eligio
Neruda (2016)
as Oscar Peluchoneau
Eva no duerme (2015)
as
Zoom (2015)
as Edward
Desierto (2015)
as Moises
Rosewater (2014)
as Maziar Bahari
El Ardor (2014)
as Kaí
Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2013)
as Himself
Vamps (2012)
as Diego Bardem
No (2012)
as René Saaverdra
Casa De Mi Padre (2012)
as Onza
The Loneliest Planet (2011)
as Alex
A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)
as Julian Goldstein
José e Pilar (2010)
as Himself
También la lluvia (2010)
as Sebastián
Letters to Juliet (2010)
as Victor
The Limits of Control (2009)
as Mexican
Mammoth (2009)
as Leo Vidales
Rudo y Cursi (2008)
as Toto
Blindness (2008)
as King of Ward 3
Chevolution (2008)
as
El Pasado (2007)
as Rímini
La santa muerte (2007)
as Narrator
Déficit (2007)
as Cristobal
Sexo en el plató (2007)
as Julio Zapata / Ángel / Juan / Zahara (archive footage)
Babel (2006)
as Santiago
La science des rêves (2006)
as Stéphane
The King (2005)
as Elvis
La mala educación (2004)
as Ángel/Juan/Zahara
Diarios de motocicleta (2004)
as Ernesto Guevara de la Serna
In Viaggio Con Che Guevara (2004)
as Che
Dreaming of Julia (2003)
as Ricky
Dot the I (2003)
as Kit Winter
El Crimen del Padre Amaro (2002)
as Padre Amaro
I'm with Lucy (2002)
as Gabriel
Fidel (2002)
as Che Guevara
Sin noticias de Dios (2001)
as Davenport
The Last Post (2001)
as Jose Francisco
Y tu mamá también (2001)
as Julio Zapata
Vidas privadas (2001)
as Gustavo 'Gana' Bertolini
El Ojo en la Nuca (2001)
as Pablo
Amores perros (2000)
as Octavio
De tripas, corazón (1996)
as
Z ()
as Zorro

Production Credits

Madly (2016)
Director
Madly (2016)
Writer
El aula vacía (2015)
Director
Las elegidas (2015)
Executive Producer
La Mano Visible (2015)
Director
Paraíso (2013)
Executive Producer
Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2013)
Producer
Revolución (2010)
Director
Sin Nombre (2009)
Executive Producer
8 (2008)
Director
Déficit (2007)
Director