Gael Garcia Bernal Wiki: Age, Net Worth, Movies & Facts To Know

Gael Garcia Bernal is a Mexican actor. Find out his age, net worth, movies and other facts about ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ actor.

The actor Gael Garcia Bernal and his net worth

Gael Garcia Bernal is a famous Mexican actor. He is a renowned producer and director. Born on 30th October 1978 in Mexico, Gael came into a family that had its roots in the showbiz industry already. His father, Jose Angel Garcia was a renowned director as well an actor. Gael’s mother was also a former fashion model and an actress. His career in the showbiz industry started at a tender age of 1 year only when he started appearing in many television roles as a child star. She moved to London in his teenage years to pursue his career in acting and he was the first Mexican to be ever accepted at the Central School of Speech and Drama. He is most known for his roles in films like ‘Bad Education’ and ‘ The Motorcycle Diaries’. He not only managed to accumulate an impressive net worth owing to his successful career but he also garnered a lot of awards and recognition. He became a heartthrob in Mexico as a teenager. He had joined the Central School of Speech and Drama in London to learn some acting skills but he returned to Mexico to direct and produce films. He made ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ and ‘Amores Perros’ which became blockbuster hits. His film, ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ in 2004 was an adaptation of the Cuban’s revolutionary chronicle of his early travels in South America. He appeared as Che Guevara in the film and was well appreciated by the critics and masses worldwide. He has also acted in some English-speaking feature films such as ‘The Science of Sleep’ and ‘Babel’. He made his directorial debut in the year 2007 with ‘Deficit’. His performance in the Amazon series ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ earned him rave reviews in the year 2014 and later, he also won the Golden Globe Award for his performance. His film ‘Amores Perros’ in the year 2000 was nominated for the Academy Awards. His other films like ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’ in the year 2001 and ‘El Crimen Del Padre Amaro’ in the year 2002 also received worldwide acclaim. In 2006, Bernal took on his first English language film called ‘The King’. He 2006, his character of Stephane Miroux in ‘The Science of Sleep’ and his character Santiago in ‘Babel’ were widely appreciated. ‘Babel’ had an international cast including Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. He continued to appear in a wide array of films like ‘Blindness’ in the year 2008, ‘Even the Rain’ in 2010 and the Will Ferrell comedy ‘Casa de Mi Padre’ in 2012. He also appeared as a detained Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari in the film ‘Rosewater’ which also happened to be the directorial debut of comedian Jon Stewart.

The famous movies behind his net worth

Bernal has a net worth of $13 million. He has managed to accumulate this huge net worth via his versatile performances in different movies and television series. ‘Babel’ is his most successful film till date. His majority performances have been in Spanish and Mexican films. The actor has appeared in many English movies in the US and also in many famous television series. Bernal is quite versatile and has ventured into acting, directing and producing. Bernal has even written for many popular movies and television shows. His net worth is higher than that of Lucas Black but not that high as many other famous actors in the film industry. There are many other actors such as Zac Efron, Edward Norton, Orlando Bloom, Tom Hardy, Gerard Butler, Justin Bartha, Jason Bateman, and Jay Baruchel who have a higher net worth than Bernal.

The actor Gael Garcia Bernal’s movies

Bernal has acted in a lot many Mexican and English movies. He has also directed and produced quite a lot of films. Below is a list of the top 10 highest grossing movies of his career along with his year of release and total earnings from the movie: Babel – Released in 2006, this movie is about a political drama. It was released in English as well as many other languages worldwide. The film was a major hit and it was one of the biggest hits of his career. The movie did a gross earning office. The Motorcycle Diaries – This movie was a Spanish Biographical film based on the early life motorcycle road trip of Bernal. He appears in the character of Che Guevara in the film and the film was very well received by the audiences and critics. It did a gross business of $16 million at the box office. It was released in the year 2004. Y Tu Mama Tambien – A romantic comedy released in the year 2002, this film featured Bernal playing the role of Julio Zapata. It was a Spanish film earning $13 million at the box office. Casa De Mi Padre – This was a Spanish comedy film released in the year 2012. It made a gross business of $5.9 million at the box office. The movie had quite an impressive star cast including Ferrell, Genesis Rodriguez, Diego Luna along with Gael Garcia Bernal. El Crimen Del Padre Amaro – Bernal played the role of Father Amaro in this romantic, drama flick. Released in 2002, the film did a gross business of $5.7 million. Amores Perros – This Mexican, drama thriller featured Bernal in a lead role. The actor appeared in the role of Octavio in the film. It made a gross earning of $5.4 million at the box office. Bad Education – Bernal appeared in the character of Juan in the movie, ‘Bad Education’. It was released in the latter half of 2004 and it did a gross business of $5.2 million. Blindness – Playing the character of King of Ward III in this movie, Bernal’s work was quite appreciated in this science-based fiction movie. It did a gross business of $3.3 Million at the box office and was released in 2008. De Tripas Corazon – Released in 1996, De Tripas Corazon is a comedy film about a young coming-of-age milk boy Martin played by Bernal. The film De Tripas Corazon won the Ariel award for Best Short Fiction film. The movie shows how Martin is a virgin and shy, whereas his other friends have a lot of experience in sex. De Tripas Corazon was also nominated for Oscars in the Best Short Film category. Rosewater – The English movie Rosewater made total revenue of $3.1 million at the box office. It features Bernal in a lead role playing the character of Maziar Bahari. He also did credible work in other films like Rudo Y Cursi, Neruda, Desierto, No, Even the Rain, The Limits of Control, The King, and Dot the I. These contributed towards the accumulation of his total wealth. He had done some television shows and series in his lifetime. In 1989, he came with, ‘Teresa’. He played the lead role in El Abuelo Y Yo in 1992. He played the role of Churi in Queen of Swords in 2000. His Soy Tu Fan came in 2006 and Mozart in the Jungle came in the year 2014. Mozart in the Jungle is still being aired on television successfully. His other less famous films include, ‘Cerebro’ in the year 2000, ‘Bendito Infierno’ in 2001, ‘The Last Post’ in 2001, ‘Vidas Privadas’ in 2001, El Ojo En La Nuca in 2001, Fidel in 2002, Cuba Libre in 2003, Dot the I in 2003, El pasado in 2007, Rudo Y Cursi in 2008, Sin Nombre in 2009, Mammoths and Limits of Control in 2009, Letters to Juliet, Even the Rain, Jose and Pillar in 2010, The Loneliest planet in 2011, ‘No’ and ‘Vamps’ in 2012, ‘Who is Dayani Crystal’ in 2013, ‘The Ardor’ and ‘Cesar Chavez’ in 2014, ‘Zoom’ and ‘Disierto’ in 2015, ‘Salt and Fire’ and ‘You are Killing me Susana’ in 2016 and many more.

Gael Garcia Bernal lifestyle

Bernal was in a relationship with an Argentine actress called Dolores Fonzi. Dolores Fonzi was his longtime girlfriend but the couple broke up in 2014. The two never got married but had two kids together. There was a lot of speculation in the media regarding their marriage but the fact is that they never got married. Dolores Fonzi stays in Buenos Aires with her kids. Bernal often travels to meet his kids. Bernal has his own residence in Mexico City. He describes himself as culturally Catholic but spiritually agnostic. Bernal likes to take out time for charity and humanitarian work when he is not busy with his own work. Bernal has a number of properties spread across US, Mexico and Buenos Aires. His house in US is in Los Angeles and in Mexico in the Mexico City. He spends most of his time in his permanent residence at the Mexico City. He frequently travels to Buenos Aires, Argentina to meet his kids. He is one of the biggest Mexican stars on the planet.

Patricia Bernal

Patricia Bernal is a former fashion model, producer and actress. Patricia Bernal, the former model was married twice in her life. Her first marriage was with Jose Angel Garcia. Gael Garcia Bernal was married from this relationship. The model, Patricia Bernal later married SErgio Yazbek and they have two kids together.

Gael Garcia Bernal’s acheivements

Bernal won the Golden Globe award for his television series ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ in the Best Actor category. He won the Gotham independent film award for Best Ensemble Performance for the film ‘Babel’. He won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for the film ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’. He won the San Deigo Film Critics Society Award for the film, ‘Babel’. He also won the Ariel Award for best actor for the film ‘Amores Perros’. These and a few other awards have been won by the Mexican actor.