Gael García Bernal
Mexican actor and director
Gael García Bernal
Gael García Bernal is a Mexican film actor and director.
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The subversive pleasure of Gael García Bernal's scoundrel in 'You’re Killing Me Susana'
LATimes - 8 days
Gael García Bernal is the most charming of actors, and one of the pleasures of his satisfying “You're Killing Me Susana” is watching him display that quality in a decidedly subversive way. Directed by Roberto Sneider as an engaging romantic comedy with some serious things on its mind, “Susana” is...
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Film Clip: 'Neruda'
Wall Street Journal - 2 months
Watch a film clip from "Neruda," starring Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, and Alfredo Castro. Photo: The Orchard
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Gael García Bernal on “Neruda,” “Mozart in the Jungle” and Trump
Wall Street Journal - 3 months
In his new movie “Neruda,” actor Gael García Bernal plays a police inspector seeking to arrest Pablo Neruda, the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet.
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Gael García Bernal Reads 'Neruda'
Wall Street Journal - 3 months
Actor Gael García Bernal stops by the WSJ Cafe to discuss his new movie "Neruda" and the life and work of Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda. Photo: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Amazon Studios
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Woodstock Film Festival Wraps 17th Edition With Industry Awards Bash
Huffington Post - 4 months
Kingston NY...The Woodstock Film Festival's Oct. 15 Maverick Awards Ceremony celebrated 17 years of film presentations, panels, concerts and events with a Hollywood-style party attended by industry movers and shakers including Academy Award® winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu who presented the Festival's Trailblazer award to David Linde, executive producer of Iñárritu's Oscar-winning film, Biutiful, and CEO of Participant Media. Photo Credit: Ben Caswell Alejandro González Iñárritu, Meira Blaustein and David Linde Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Oren Moverman received this year's Fiercely Independent Award from presenter Ben Foster, who starred in Moverman's 2009 film The Messenger. The prolific writer, director and producer went on to direct Rampart, Time out of Mind and the upcoming film starring Richard Gere, The Dinner. Documentary filmmaker and Woodstock local Leon Gast received the Lifetime Achievement Award from filmmaker/director Barbara Kopple. Gast' ...
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In 'Desierto,' A Sniper Hunts Mexican Immigrants Along The U.S. Border
NPR - 4 months
Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal tells NPR's Ari Shapiro what drew him to the role of a border crosser in the new action-horror film, Desierto.
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Gael García Bernal: The border thriller 'Desierto' is what happens when xenophobic hate speech is accepted
LATimes - 4 months
To actor Gael García Bernal, migration is integral to life. It’s almost like breathing and eating — “It’s something that has saved humanity,” he said. But if the rhetoric espoused during the 2016 U.S. presidential election cycle about illegal immigration is any indication, not everyone agrees with...
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Kristen Stewart's Eerie Ghost Story And 3 Other New York Film Festival Movies To Catch
Huffington Post - 5 months
The New York Film Festival tends to pepper its lineup with a few splashy premieres and a slew of holdovers from the year’s other festivals. The Huffington Post has already caught four in the latter camp. They’re a fairly eclectic bunch, starring the likes of Kristen Stewart, Isabelle Huppert and Gael García Bernal. Here are some quick thoughts on each. “Elle” Fire up the think-pieces: “Elle” is a rape comedy. I use “comedy” loosely, but trust that this divisive film does not focus on the grief that sexual assault can prompt. Instead, it’s part revenge thriller, part psychosexual escapade and part social satire. It’s also relentlessly entertaining, with one of the year’s sharpest performances.  Veteran French actress Isabelle Huppert plays Michèle Leblanc, the divorced co-founder of a video-game production company that does not shy away from the medium’s penchant for misogynistic violence. Her younger, mostly male employees mock Michèle, but she is unfazed. Why? Sexism has ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gael García Bernal
  • 2016
    Age 37
    His performance in the show was met with rave reviews, earning him a Golden Globe Award in 2016.
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  • 2014
    Age 35
    The couple ended their relationship in September 2014.
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    In 2014, he was cast in the lead role of Rodrigo in the Amazon Studios comedy-drama television series Mozart in the Jungle.
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    In June 2014, he began production as the star of the dramatic comedy Zoom, directed by Pedro Morelli.
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    In April 2014, he was announced as a member of the main competition jury at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
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  • 2011
    Age 32
    For this work, he was awarded the Washington Office on Latin America's Human Rights Award in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details He has described himself as "culturally Catholic but spiritually Agnostic". Golden Globes Premios Ariel BAFTA Awards Premios Goya Premios Oye Premios Juventud Festival Internacional de Cine de Venecia Premios ACE New York Premios Mayahuel de Plata
    García Bernal narrated Human Planet for Hispanic audiences, which premiered on Discovery en Español on 25 April 2011 and aired on Discovery Channel in Latin America on May 12.
    More Details Hide Details For the third time García Bernal appeared with Diego Luna in the American Spanish-language comedy film Casa de Mi Padre, opposite Will Ferrell, where he played a feared drug lord. García Bernal's next projects include a film adaptation of José Agustín's Ciudades Desiertas and the Jon Stewart directorial biopic Rosewater, in which he portrayed Maziar Bahari to widespread critical acclaim. He starred in the 20th Century Fox reboot Zorro film called Zorro Reborn. The script is by Glen Gers, Lee Shipman, and Brian McGeevy.
  • 2010
    Age 31
    In 2010, he co-directed with Marc Siver four short films in collaboration with Amnesty International.
    More Details Hide Details This tetralogy is called "Los Invisibles" about migrants from Central America in Mexico, their journey and risks, their hopes, and what they can contribute to Mexico, the US and the world. He directed the movies, did the interviews and also narrates the four short movies. He starred in Even the Rain (2010), the official Spanish entry for the Academy Awards; it made the nine-film shortlist and received high praise from critics.
    In May 2010, García Bernal did a cameo appearance as himself, playing Cristiano Ronaldo in Ronaldo: The Movie for the Nike advertisement, Write the Future.
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  • 2007
    Age 28
    Pursuing musical interests, García Bernal is also featured on the 2007 Devendra Banhart album Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon, contributing vocals on the first track entitled "Cristobal."
    More Details Hide Details García was cast for the 2008 film Blindness, an adaptation of the 1995 novel of the same name by José Saramago, winner of the Nobel Prize, about a society suffering an epidemic of blindness. As in the novel, the characters have only descriptions, no names or histories; while director Fernando Meirelles said some actors were intimidated by the concept of playing such characters, "With Gael, he said, 'I never think about the past. I just think what my character wants.'" García Bernal again paired with Diego Luna in Rudo y Cursi directed by Carlos Cuarón. García Bernal and Diego Luna own Canana Productions. The company recently joined with Golden Phoenix Productions to produce a number of television documentaries about the unsolved murders of more than 300 women in the border city of Ciudad Juarez.
    In 2007 he was also a member of the jury of the 57th Berlin International Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details García Bernal directed his first feature film, Déficit (2007).
  • 2005
    Age 26
    He was nominated for a BAFTA in 2005 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for The Motorcycle Diaries and, in 2006, was nominated for the Orange Rising Star award, which acknowledges new talents in the acting industry.
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  • 2002
    Age 23
    García Bernal also portrayed Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara twice, first in the 2002 TV miniseries Fidel and then, better known, in The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), an adaptation of a journal the 23-year-old Guevara wrote about his travels across South America.
    More Details Hide Details García Bernal has worked for acclaimed directors including Pedro Almodóvar, Walter Salles, Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Michel Gondry, and Iciar Baillin, among others. He has taken on roles in English-language films, including the Gondry-directed The Science of Sleep, the Alejandro González Iñárritu's Babel, and The King, for which he earned rave reviews.
  • 2001
    Age 22
    Subsequently, García Bernal starred in some of Mexico's most celebrated recent films, including 2001's Y tu mamá también (his first pairing with Diego Luna) El crimen del Padre Amaro (2002).
    More Details Hide Details He has also done some theatre work, including a 2005 production of Bodas de Sangre, by Federico García Lorca, in the Almeida Theatre in London.
  • 1994
    Age 15
    At the age of 15, he took part in peaceful demonstrations during the Chiapas uprising of 1994.
    More Details Hide Details He began studying philosophy at UNAM, Mexico's national university but, during a prolonged student strike, he decided to take a sabbatical to travel around Europe. He then moved to London, England, and became the first Mexican accepted to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama. García Bernal was becoming a soap opera heartthrob. Describing his time in London as 'life forming', he considered acting simply an 'odd job profession' until the Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu offered him a part in Amores Perros. His debut as a working-class dreamer in the Oscar-nominated Amores Perros was what first grabbed Hollywood's attention.
  • 1978
    Born on November 30, 1978.
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