EXCLUSIVE: Gael García Bernal will don the mask and the tights of Cassandro, an independent feature from Oscar winning and two-time Emmy nominee filmmaker Roger Ross Williams. Cassandro tells the true story of Saúl Armendáriz, a gay amateur wrestler from El Paso who rises to international stardom after he creates the “exotico” character Cassandro, the “Liberace […]
It seems everything Mexican actor Diego Luna touches is gold. His Netflix show "Narcos: Mexico" has been picked up for a second season. He’s also received a Critics’ Choice nomination for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his role as drug lord Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo.
Gael García Bernal has been in show business since he was a teen. Today, he turns 40, and his bilingual career is as red-hot as ever.
Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt are among the least experienced musical performers in the ensemble cast of “Coco.” But they own some of the film’s biggest sonic triumphs. Here’s how it all came together.
The way García Bernal sees it, "Coco," a heartfelt and charming story that celebrates Mexico's Día de los Muertos traditions, is exactly the type of film young Mexican-Americans will enjoy as a counter to the president's vilification of the country's citizenry and emigrants.
Salma Hayek brought a mariachi band to Cannes Film Festival. Director Guillermo del Toro and the rest of the “Mexican dream team” also got in on the fun. Like directors Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro Iñárritu, cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, and actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna.
Michael Shannon just earned his second Oscar nomination for his turn as a cop with a somewhat lax attitude toward vigilante vengeance in last fall’s Nocturnal Animals. It was yet another in a long line of menacingly intense performances from the 42-year-old actor, and he’ll again assume a similar role as the villain of this April’s Salt and Fire from legendary director Werner Herzog. In the clip, Shannon’s CEO Matt Riley takes Veronica Ferres’ ecologist Laura to an abandoned train graveyard in the middle of the South American desert.
Pixar missed out on an Academy Award nomination for last year’s Finding Dory, but at least the Disney-owned animation powerhouse could comfort itself with the $486 million domestic haul of its sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo, making it 2016’s second-highest-grossing hit. In 2017, the studio once again aims for critical and commercial triumph with Coco, its first venture set south of the border. When Miguel decides to try out his hero’s guitar, however, he’s magically transported to the Land of the Dead, a sumptuous spiritual realm where people have skulls for faces.
With Trump administration policies continuing to stir up controversy on a global scale, it was no surprise to see Jimmy Kimmel take a few shots at the president while hosting the 89th Academy Awards. Italian makeup artist and immigrant Alessandro Bertolazzi accepted his award on behalf of immigrants. While actor and presenter Gael García Bernal, as a Mexican and as a migrant worker, spoke against any form of a wall that tries to separate people.
Long before Diego Luna battled Stormtroopers in Rogue One and Gael García Bernal lifted a baton for Mozart in the Jungle, the two actors co-starred together as horny, callow teenagers in the 2001 Spanish-language hit Y Tu Mamá También. Directed by future Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity), the Mexican drama follows two bored friends (Luna and Bernal) on summer break who finagle a road trip with an alluring older woman (Maribel Verdú) to a secluded beach that may or may not exist. ...
Gael Garcia Bernal accepts the Golden Globe for best actor in a TV comedy series for his role in ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ on Jan. 10, 2016. (Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)