Gael Garcia Bernal

Gael Garcia Bernal may be Mexico’s best known acting export of recent years, having made a powerful debut in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu‘s Amores perros in 2000. A year later he co-starred with Diego Luna (read his five favourites here) in Alfonso Cuaron‘s Y tu mama tambien. After a busy career which has seen him work with the likes of Pedro Almodovar, Michel Gondry and Fernando Meirelles, he reteams with Luna, and a different Cuaron — Carlos — for Rudo and Cursi.

Of his five favourite films, Bernal had an easier time picking them than his co-star — and curiously they’ve both chosen a Disney classic as their first choice — and told us, “These films are definitely a little glimpse on who I am. I could keep going forever to give the full picture. These reflect not only my life but also the work I do.”


Gael Garcia Bernal

Dumbo

Dumbo

“It was the first film I saw and through it I discovered cinema. Simple as that.”

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Dumbo
Dumbo

Paris, Texas
Paris, Texas

Rocco and His Brothers
Rocco…

The Mirror
The Mirror

Memories of Underdevelopment
Memories…


Gael Garcia Bernal

Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas

“It was one of the most intense ways of getting into the adult world and I saw it when I was really young. I couldn’t believe that there were stories that were so close to reality. It felt like that, it felt very real.”

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Dumbo
Dumbo

Paris, Texas
Paris, Texas

Rocco and His Brothers
Rocco…

The Mirror
The Mirror

Memories of Underdevelopment
Memories…


Gael Garcia Bernal

Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

“It’s amazing. It’s a story about a family and the whole human drama is there. It’s fantastic.”

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Dumbo
Dumbo

Paris, Texas
Paris, Texas

Rocco and His Brothers
Rocco…

The Mirror
The Mirror

Memories of Underdevelopment
Memories…


Gael Garcia Bernal

The Mirror

The Mirror

“I think that’s when I discovered that the juxtaposition of images is what cinema is all about.”

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Dumbo
Dumbo

Paris, Texas
Paris, Texas

Rocco and His Brothers
Rocco…

The Mirror
The Mirror

Memories of Underdevelopment
Memories…


Gael Garcia Bernal

Memories of Underdevelopment

Memories of Underdevelopment

“It’s a beautiful, beautiful movie. A philosophical introspection on the nature of revolution and change and deciding to be on one side or the other. And it’s about how the outside world makes you decide how to step on one side or the other. It’s possibly one of the most eye-opening films i can ever recommend to anyone because it gives you a glimpse on an internal struggle.”

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Dumbo
Dumbo

Paris, Texas
Paris, Texas

Rocco and His Brothers
Rocco…

The Mirror
The Mirror

Memories of Underdevelopment
Memories…


Rudo and Cursi is out now in UK cinemas.