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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 movie Behind the Scenes of "Y tu mamá también" 2001-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Old 2021-07-21
Known For
Movie Old 2021-07-21
Movie Wasp Network Viramontez 2019-09-09
Movie Ema Gastón 2019-09-26
Movie Museo Juan Núñez 2018-08-23
Movie The Accused Mario Elmo 2018-09-13
Movie The Kindergarten Teacher Simon 2018-09-23
Movie Coco Héctor (voice) 2017-10-27
Movie If You Saw His Heart Daniel 2017-11-30
Movie Neruda Oscar Peluchoneau 2016-08-11
Movie Salt and Fire Dr. Fabio Cavani 2016-12-07
Movie You're Killing Me Susana Eligio 2016-08-25
Movie Zoom Edward 2015-09-11
Movie Desierto Moises 2015-04-12
Movie Eva Doesn't Sleep Massera 2015-11-05
Series Mozart in the Jungle Rodrigo De Souza 2014-02-06
Movie The Ardor Kaí 2014-05-14
Movie Rosewater Maziar Bahari 2014-11-07
Movie Casa De Mi Padre Onza 2012-03-15
Movie No René Saaverdra 2012-08-07
Movie Vamps Diego Bardem 2012-08-25
Movie Letters to Juliet Victor 2010-05-13
Movie Even the Rain Sebastián 2010-09-16
Movie The Limits of Control Mexican 2009-05-01
Movie Chevolution 2008-04-01
Movie Rudo & Cursi Tato 2008-12-19
Movie Blindness King of Ward 3 2008-05-14
Movie Deficit Cristobal 2007-05-21
Movie The Past Rímini 2007-10-26
Movie The King Elvis 2006-05-05
Movie Babel Santiago 2006-09-08
Movie The Motorcycle Diaries Ernesto Guevara de la Serna 2004-02-06
Movie Bad Education Ángel/Juan/Zahara 2004-03-19
Movie Dot the I Kit Winter 2003-01-18
Movie Dreaming of Julia Ricky 2003-10-24
Movie Fidel Che Guevara 2002-01-27
Movie Behind the Scenes of "Y tu mamá también" 2001-01-01
Movie Y Tu Mamá También Julio Zapata 2001-06-08
Movie Private Lives Gustavo 'Gana' Bertolini 2001-03-24