|Name: Gael Garcia Bernal
Birth Name: Gael Garcia Bernal
Birthdate: Nov. 30, 1978
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico
1-MINUTE RESUME FOR GAEL GARCIA BERNAL
His celebrity began as a teen heartthrob on soap operas in his native
country, but Bernal left that world behind at age 19 to study acting in
London. He appeared on Hollywood's radar playing a street thug in the
critically lauded Amores Perros (2000), followed by another wowing performance in Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001). In The Motorcycle Diaries
(2004), his portrayal of revolutionary Che Guevara earned him a Best
Actor nomination from BAFTA. In his short, yet impressive career, he's
worked with a number of acclaimed directors, including Alejandro
González Iñárritu (Babel) and Pedro Almodóvar (Bad Education).
1. He has played Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara twice — in The Motorcycle Diaries and the TV movie Fidel.
2. He started acting at age 1.
3. He has dated Natalie Portman.
4. As a teenager, he taught literacy to indigenous Mexican people such as the Huichol Indians.
5. He's an advocate for raising awareness about social issues affecting South and Central Americans.
"The danger as an actor is to believe in your myth, thinking of
yourself in the third person and believing that when they give you a
prize it's less about involvement in a group and more about yourself."
— Interview, Nov. 2004
Blindness - (2008) - Actor
Babel - (2006) - Actor
The Science of Sleep - (2006) - Actor
Dot the I - (2005) - Actor
The Motorcycle Diaries - (2004) - Actor
Cuban Blood - (2004) - Actor
Vidas Privadas - (2004) - Actor
Bad Education - (2004) - Actor
Don't Tempt Me - (2003) - Actor
Y Tu Mamá También - (2002) - Actor
The Crime of Father Amaro - (2002) - Actor
I'm With Lucy - (2002) - Actor
Amores Perros - (2001) - Actor
Pedro Almodovar Classics Collection - () - Actor