Gael Garcia


Gael García

Mexican Actor

Lastname: Garcia Bernal

Name: Gael

He was born: October 30, 1978

Place: Guadalajara, México

Languages: Spanish, English, French and Italian

Gael became an actor because his parents Jose Angel Garcia, and Patricia Bernal, are both actors in Mexico.

So that the family could travel together, Gael’s parents decided to put him in their theatrical productions.

1990 On T.V., Gael acted on the Mexican soap opera "El Abuelo y Yo"  and with Salma Hayek in “Teresa”

1995 Gael attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

1997 Back to Mexico, Gael studied philosophy. He acted in the film “Amores Perros”, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.  This movie was nominated to an Academy Award (Foreign movie).

Alfonso Cuarón offered him the lead role in the movie “Y tu mama también” with his childhood friend Diego Luna.

Gael has acted with Fanny Ardant, Victory Abrill and Penélope Cruz in the film “Sin noticias of Dios”,  written and directed by Agustin Diaz Yañez and produced by Edmundo Gil, Eduardo Campos and Gerardo Blacksmith.

He also acted in El Crimeln del Padre Amaro, of the youth and talented Mexican director Luis Carlos Carrera.

2003 February 10 Gael Garcia Bernal will open the American latin american Film Festival of new York, LaCinemafe, with the film of Fito Paez that stars together with Cecilia Roth, "Private Lives".

May.  Gael Garcia will begin to film in Madrid the movie "The bad education", the new production of Pedro Almodovar, in which Gael has the leading role, acting with the Mexican actor Daniel Giménez winner of the Ariel Award in November 2003.

Noviembre: The movie "Dot the i" starred by Gael Garcia Bernal will be premiered in Spain.  This it is the first movie directed by Matthew Parkhill, and it’s based on the French tradition that says that the women should kiss a stranger the day of before she gets married.

2004 May.  Gael Garcia Bernal will travel again to Cannes,  as part of the cast of “La Mala Educación”, a film of Pedro Almodóvar, that will participate in the opening ceremony of the Festival this year. 

Gael also acts in Motorcycle Diaries, interpreting the role of the Che Guevara, a film of the Brazilian director Walter Salles. 

2004 Gael Garcia attended the Film Festival of New York, as a special guest to the homage that was done in honor of Spanish director Pedro Almodovar.