Demián Bichir

Demián Bichir

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    • August 1st, 1963
Demián Bichir Nájera (August 1, 1963, height 5' 10" (1,78 m)) is a Mexican actor. Both of his parents, Alejandro Bichir and Maricruz Nájera, and brothers Odiseo and Bruno Bichir are actors. He was married to singer Lisset Gutiérrez. He started his acting career at the age of 14 in the telenovela Rina with Ofelia Medina. His second acting role was as an adult in Vivir enamorada both telenovelas were during his years with Televisa. The following year he obtained a role in his first movie, the American production Choices of the Heart. He then continued his acting roles in telenovelas with film productions of Mexico, Spain and the United States. His movie Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (1999) broke box-office records in Mexico becoming the #1 movie in the history of Mexican cinema until El crimen del Padre Amaro. The MTV Movie Awards-México created a special category "Mejor Bichir en una Película" ("Best Bichir in a movie") because of the many films the Bichir siblings act in every year. He earned this award for Bendito infierno, in which he co-stars with Victoria Abril, Penélope Cruz and Gael García Bernal. His American debut occurred when he depicted Fidel Castro in Steven Soderbergh's 2008 biopic Che, on the life of revolutionary Che Guevara. Recently he has been exposed to a wider American audience with his recurring role as Esteban Reyes, the corrupt mayor of Tijuana and love interest of Nancy Botwin in the fourth, fifth and sixth seasons of the Showtime comedy series Weeds.

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Acting (33 Credits)

2021Godzilla vs. Kong as Walter Simmons
2020The Grudge as Goodman
2020The Midnight Sky as Sanchez
2019Grand Hotel (US) as Santiago Mendoza
2018The Nun as Father Burke
2017Alien: Covenant as Carl Lope
2017Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper as Sergeant Carl Lope
2016Lowriders as Miguel
20167:19 as Fernando Pellicer
2016Good Kids as Yaco
2015The Hateful Eight as Bob
2014Death in Buenos Aires as Inspector Chávez
2013Dom Hemingway as Mr. Fontaine
2013Machete Kills as Mendez
2013The Heat as Hale
2013The Bridge (2013) as Marco Ruiz
2012Savages as Alex
2012El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza as Cerdo Gutiérrez 2 (voice)
2011A Better Life as Carlos Riquelme
2011Foreverland as Salvador
2010The Runway as Ernesto CordobaWatch Free
2008Che: Part One as Fidel Castro
2008Che: Part Two as Fidel Castro
2004Hipnos as Miguel
2001In the Time of the Butterflies as Manolo
2001No News from God as Manny
2000Todo el poder as Gabriel Castro
1999Sexo, pudor y lágrimas as Tomás
1997Dance with the Devil as Catalina
1996Solo as Rio
1995Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead as Omar
1989Red Dawn as Jorge


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