Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal, born November 30, 1978 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico began his acting career as a child, appearing in a number of telenovelas as a teenager. Despite finding fame and success as a Mexican soap opera star, at the age of 19, Gael left Mexico to study at London's Central School of Speech and Drama. After completing his studies, he returned to Mexico and starred in some of the country's biggest international hits including 2000's Academy Award-nominated Amores Perros and the talked-about 2001 release Y Tu Mama Tambien. Gael has the distinction of playing Argentine-born physician turned Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara twice, first in the 2002 Showtime miniseries Fidel and later in 2004's The Motorcycle Diaries, an adaptation of a memoir the young Che wrote about his travels across South America. He has worked with some of the film industry's most respected directors including Pedro Almodovar (Bad Education) and Michael Gondry (The Science of Sleep), and appeared in the Oscar-nominated Babel with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.
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