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.



Credits

Museo (2018)
Juan Nuñez
If You Saw His Heart (2018)
Coco (2017)
Hector (voice)
Salt and Fire (2016)
Dr. Fabio Cavani
You're Killing Me Susana (2016)
Eligio
Neruda (2016)
Oscar Peluchoneau
Eva Doesn't Sleep (2015)
Zoom (2015)
Edward
Desierto (2015)
Moises
Rosewater (2014)
Maziar Bahari
The Ardor (2014)
Kaí
Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2013)
Himself
Vamps (2012)
Diego Bardem
No (2012)
René Saaverdra
Casa De Mi Padre (2012)
Onza
The Loneliest Planet (2011)
Alex
A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)
Julian Goldstein
José & Pilar (2010)
Himself
Even the Rain (2010)
Sebastián
Letters to Juliet (2010)
Victor
The Limits of Control (2009)
Mexican
Mammoth (2009)
Leo Vidales
Rudo & Cursi (2008)
Toto
Blindness (2008)
King of Ward 3
Chevolution (2008)
The Past (2007)
Rímini
Saint Death (2007)
Narrator
Deficit (2007)
Cristobal
Sexo en el plató (2007)
Julio Zapata / Ángel / Juan / Zahara (archive footage)
Babel (2006)
Santiago
The Science of Sleep (2006)
Stéphane
The King (2005)
Elvis
Bad Education (2004)
Ángel/Juan/Zahara
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Ernesto Guevara de la Serna
Traveling with Che Guevara (2004)
Che
Dreaming of Julia (2003)
Ricky
Dot the I (2003)
Kit Winter
The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)
Padre Amaro
I'm with Lucy (2002)
Gabriel
Fidel (2002)
Che Guevara
Don't Tempt Me (2001)
Davenport
The Last Post (2001)
Jose Francisco
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
Julio Zapata
Private Lives (2001)
Gustavo 'Gana' Bertolini
An Eye on the Nape (2001)
Pablo
Amores perros (2000)
Octavio
De tripas, corazón (1996)
Z ()
Zorro
Madly (2016)
Director
Madly (2016)
Writer
The Empty Classroom (2015)
Director
The Chosen Ones (2015)
Executive Producer
The Visible Hand (2015)
Director
Paradise (2013)
Executive Producer
Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2013)
Producer
Revolución (2010)
Director
Sin Nombre (2009)
Executive Producer
8 (2008)
Director
Deficit (2007)
Director