Gael García Bernal

by ethnic on December 25, 2007

Gael Garcia Bernal

Place of Birth: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Date of Birth: November 30, 1978

Ethnicity: Mexican

Gael García Bernal is a Mexican actor, director, and producer. He is known for starring in the film Y Tu Mamá También (2011), with Diego Luna.

Gael is the son of José Ángel Garcia, an actor and director, and Patricia Bernal, an actress and model.

He has two children with his former partner, Argentinian actress Dolores Fonzi.

Photo by Prphotos

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athelya November 21, 2015 at 7:07 pm

his eyes are really special i like them

neiltennant June 28, 2015 at 2:14 pm

looks rather white

could also pass for a BRIT or Dark irish

andrew November 14, 2015 at 12:25 pm

don’t exagerrate man

xoxo November 19, 2015 at 8:24 pm
M May 31, 2015 at 6:43 am

You really have to have trained eye for this, but you can definitely tell he’s not a white Mexican. He clearly has Native influences, particularly in the mouth, eyes, and forehead. He might look white to the untrained eye.

M May 31, 2015 at 6:43 am

Wait his nose too, it’s not European looking.

Gurrl July 29, 2015 at 5:02 am

Castizo. The average American wouldn’t detect it though.

phaedra May 6, 2016 at 2:02 am

If that’s so then his Native ancestry must a few generations ago (say, a great-great grandparent). He is still more European looking.

SpaniardIam May 2, 2015 at 7:19 am

Man with his face can be seen on any street in Spain. Therefore it is the typical Spaniard.

Princess June 11, 2014 at 4:31 pm

He looks like he could be from Spain, but yet he has something exotic about him. He probably has only about 10-15% Native American. He also looks part Middle Eastern. There are Mexicans of Middle Eastern descent.

JasonBaker December 1, 2013 at 2:04 pm

I love him!

andrew September 29, 2013 at 6:02 pm

“Y tu mamá también” is a great movie

Olive January 28, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Why are people trying to push so hard that he is 90% or 100% Spanish European descent, instead of just Mexican. In all of his interviews, he has never stated he is more European than Amerindian, he just classifies himself as Mexican (He can be mestizo, I see very obvious Native American features on him ) and he is proud of that. One can’t just say that he is mostly Spanish European just because he has green eyes and lighter skin than the stereotyped Mexican. Mexicans can have green eyes and lighter skin and still have a SLIGHTLY higher Native American descent than Spanish. Yeah Mexican is a nationality consisting of mostly Native Americans/European (Spanish and French mostly)/Black, but if he is, he can be a mixture of other European descent, but we will just have to hear from him. For all of you, in denial that he is Mexican and claims he is a white Mexican, you can’t just make up of these things, just hear it from him, but no he states he is from Mexico, is Mexican, and likes being Mexican.

DeanB November 5, 2012 at 12:46 pm

He is heavily Spanish from Spain, probably 90%. That said the majority of Mexicans have Spanish blood regardless of how they look.

Dropit! March 18, 2012 at 4:46 am

Its very rare to see mexicans like him. If a mexican is white looking trust me its because they are just europeans that were born in mexico but are not true blooded mexican. Like the ones from their soap operas, most of their actors are from european or argentine descendant.

Sara September 27, 2012 at 8:28 am

A large portion of Mexicans are of European descent which is why “Mexican” isn’t classified as a race but rather an ethnicity. The Spanish conquered Mexico leaving the people with an entirely new language and customs and traditions etc., and so really Mexicans are a hybrid of both Indigenous and European ancestry which might explain why some or rather a good amount of Mexicans have colored eyes and white skin or either one. For instance my family is Mexican and my sister has white skin whereas I have an olive complexion and my cousin’s grandfather had blue eyes but she has brown. . . My main point is you can’t really classify a Mexican all too well. . . in the end it may just be a nationality or a tradition or a set customs and values.

Dropit! March 18, 2012 at 4:39 am

Mexican are mostly mestizo leaning mlre to the indian side. 68% of the population in mexico is indian and the rest is mestizo. This guy to me looks looks latin white for sure he came out more from his Caucasian side. But his indian features are also very noticeable.

Olivia December 17, 2011 at 7:17 pm

He’s way handsome. I mean like dang…where are all the mexican guys that look like him where I….

someone from somewhere December 17, 2011 at 2:33 am

he doesn’t look 100% white to me. he looks mestizo. i mean yeah he does have more spanish in him than indigenous, but you can definitely tell he’s not 100% white.

Its me! December 17, 2011 at 1:10 am

Jalisco, Mexico! Represent!

None Of Your Business December 17, 2011 at 12:20 am

WTF? He is NOT Mexican. He looks White, and I actually thought he was White before looking him up on IMDB. Is he mixed? Is his mom White?

Elena December 17, 2011 at 2:10 am

He looks Mexican to me! My sister’s boyfriend looks a lot like him (and he’s Mexican as well). Stop being ignorant and racist. Mexicans come in all colors, sizes, shapes, etc…

reg September 1, 2011 at 6:57 am

the only mexicans are the mestizos,indian and criollo the others are just mexican born

I love him November 18, 2010 at 11:49 pm

He looks castizo/mestizo (what most Mexicans are), a “White” Mexican is one who is very ARYAN looking and even so many blue/green eyed, blonde/red hair white skin Mexicans have some native in them.

Lola February 13, 2010 at 2:40 pm

what are you talking about?? his father is not white, his mother is the one its more of a light color but she’s not white neither.

VeRoni January 16, 2010 at 3:18 am

His father is a (white) mexican he has blue eyes & fair to beige skin his mother is more mestizo i don’t think he is that cute his looks are kinda funny but that’s just my opinion

Anonymous May 18, 2010 at 4:09 pm

uh what the fuck is a (white) mexican??? its just mexican to us mexicans. white, brown, asian, black, it doesnt matter if your born in mexico your mexican, if your born in the u.s. than your american dont matter your skin color. im from acapulco, my grand mas has blue eyes and all my uncles and counsins from their side have green or hazel eyes, but i just look at them as mexicans. then i have some family who are of afro decent from the state of guerrero, in the outskirts of acapulco and i see them as mexican too. so your dumb.

Adriana May 18, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Mexican is a nationality and ethnicity ( culture etc.). Thus you can say someone’s ethnicity is mexican, but it doesn’t define wether the person is amerindian/spaniard/french etc. You be mexican, but you’re actually part spaniard/african/amerindian. Or pure spaniard (from spain). And that is what the person means. Just like you’re american, but that’s your nationality, it doesn’t say what you are in terms of race, and that’s why they try to specify it. Unless of course you’re purely native american, then technically you’re a “real” american, since they were first there.

Adriana May 18, 2010 at 5:06 pm

You can be ***

So... June 20, 2010 at 10:47 pm

LOL Right…that’s why Mexican’s call white Mexicans “gueros”?

Nuggets June 25, 2010 at 3:18 am

Rofl my uncle had red hair and really pale skin when he was younger(ginger) than he got brown hair when he got older n we called him guero out of love. My point is that Mexican call people guero out of love, just like they call overweight people gordo or panson. Yeah if they say ” ey pinche gordo” its offensive but most people don’t use it like that. Its a way to show love.

Its me! December 17, 2011 at 1:11 am

Exactly .

Its me! December 17, 2011 at 1:16 am

tu habla la verdad!
Mexican por vida!

kira November 27, 2009 at 11:57 am

hot hot hot

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