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GAEL GARCIA BERNAL (Bartender/King of Ward Three) An actor nearly all his life, Gael García Bernal began performing in stage productions with his parents in Mexico, and later studied at the Central School for Speech and Drama in London.

Bernal appeared in several plays and short films before his major feature film debut in Alejandro Gonzalez´s Amores Perros, which was nominated for the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 2000. He gained more attention for Alfonso Cuarón's Y Tu Mamá También, where he starred opposite his close friend, Diego Luna.

He subsequently starred in the title role of Carlos Carrera's Academy Award-nominated El Crimen del padre Amaro (The Crime of Father Amaro). Later Bernal was cast to play the revolutionary leader Che Guevara in Walter Salles´s The Motorcycle Diaries. Gael Garcia Bernal also starred in Pedro Almodóvar's La mala educacíon (Bad Education). He then worked on James Marsh's independent feature The King and in Michel Gondry's The Science of Sleep. He also starred in Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu Babel, Hector Babenco´s El Pasado and Rudo y Cursi.

Bernal founded the film production company Canana with Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz in 2005. Since then, they've produced JC Chavez, Deficit, Cochochi and presently in production, Voy a explotar. Together they also run the Ambulante documentary film festival, that travels around several cities in Mexico.

García Bernal made his directorial debut with Deficit,a low-budget feature film shot in Mexico.


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