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.

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​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.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 61

Birthday 1978-11-30

Place of Birth Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Coco as Hector (voice)
2016 Salt and Fire as Dr. Fabio Cavani
2016 You're Killing Me Susana as Eligio
2016 Neruda as Oscar Peluchoneau
2016 Chelsea(1 episode) as Himself
2016 Zoom as Edward
2015 Eva Doesn't Sleep
2015 Desierto as Moises
2014 Rosewater as Maziar Bahari
2014 The Ardor as Kaí
2014 Mozart in the Jungle(30 episodes) as Rodrigo
2013 Who Is Dayani Cristal? as Himself
2012 Vamps as Diego Bardem
2012 No as René Saaverdra
2012 Casa De Mi Padre as Onza
2011 The Loneliest Planet as Alex
2011 A Little Bit of Heaven as Julian Goldstein
2010 Write the Future as Himself
2010 José & Pilar as Himself
2010 Even the Rain as Sebastián
2010 Teresa(0 episodes) as Peluche
2010 Letters to Juliet as Victor
2009 The Limits of Control as Mexican
2009 Mammoth as Leo Vidales
2008 Rudo & Cursi as Toto
2008 Blindness as King of Ward 3
2008 Chevolution
2007 The Past as Rímini
2007 Saint Death as Narrator
2007 Deficit as Cristobal
2007 Sexo en el plató as Julio Zapata / Ángel / Juan / Zahara (archive footage)
2006 Babel as Santiago
2006 The Science of Sleep as Stéphane
2005 The King as Elvis
2004 Bad Education as Ángel/Juan/Zahara
2004 The Motorcycle Diaries as Ernesto Guevara de la Serna
2004 Traveling with Che Guevara as Che
2003 Dreaming of Julia as Ricky
2003 Dot the I as Kit Winter
2002 The Crime of Padre Amaro as Padre Amaro
2002 I'm with Lucy as Gabriel
2002 Fidel as Che Guevara
2001 Don't Tempt Me as Davenport
2001 The Last Post as Jose Francisco
2001 Y Tu Mamá También as Julio Zapata
2001 Private Lives as Gustavo 'Gana' Bertolini
2001 An Eye on the Nape as Pablo
2000 Amores perros as Octavio
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode) as Himself
1996 De tripas, corazón
1900 Z as Zorro
1900 El Abuelo y Yo(0 episodes) as Daniel
1900 Soy tu fan(0 episodes) as Emilio

Directing

2016 MadlyDirector
2015 The Empty ClassroomDirector
2015 The Visible HandDirector
2010 RevoluciónDirector
2008 8Director
2007 DeficitDirector

Production

2015 The Chosen OnesExecutive Producer
2013 ParadiseExecutive Producer
2013 Who Is Dayani Cristal?Producer
2009 Sin NombreExecutive Producer

Writing

2016 MadlyWriter

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