Gael García Bernal

Gael García Bernal

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    • November 30th, 1978
​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.

Starring Gael García Bernal on Plex


Acting (46 Credits)

2021Old as Guy
2019Ema as Gastón
2019Wasp Network as Viramontez
2019It Must Be Heaven as Gael García Bernal
2018Museo as Juan Núñez
2018The Accused as Mario Elmo
2018The Kindergarten Teacher as Simon
2017Coco as Héctor (voice)
2017Dante's Lunch as Héctor (voice)
2016Neruda as Oscar PeluchoneauWatch Free
2016You're Killing Me Susana as Eligio
2016Salt and Fire as Dr. Fabio Cavani
2015Desierto as Moises
2015Zoom as EdwardWatch Free
2015Eva Doesn't Sleep as Massera
2014Ardor as Kaí
2014Rosewater as Maziar Bahari
2014Mozart in the Jungle as Rodrigo De Souza
2012No as René Saaverdra
2012Casa de mi Padre as Onza
2012Vamps as Diego BardemWatch Free
2011A Little Bit of Heaven as Julian GoldsteinWatch Free
2011The Loneliest Planet as Alex
2010Even the Rain as Sebastián
2010Letters to Juliet as Victor
2009Mammoth as Leo Vidales
2009The Limits of Control as Mexican
2008Rudo y Cursi as Tato
2008ChevolutionWatch Free
2008Blindness as King of Ward 3
2007El pasado as Rímini
2007Déficit as Cristobal
2006The Science of Sleep as Stéphane
2006Babel as Santiago
2005The King as Elvis
2004Bad Education as Ángel/Juan/Zahara
2004The Motorcycle Diaries as Ernesto Guevara de la Serna
2003Dot the I as Kit Winter
2003Cuban Blood as Ricky
2002The Crime of Padre Amaro as Padre Amaro
2002Fidel as Che Guevara
2002I'm with Lucy as Gabriel
2001Y Tu Mamá También as Julio Zapata
2001Privates Lives as Gustavo 'Gana' Bertolini
2001No News from God as Davenport
2000Amores Perros as Octavio

Director (3 Credits)


Writer (1 Credits)


Himself (2 Credits)

2013Who is Dayani Cristal? as Himself
2010José and Pilar as Himself


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