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Gael Garcia Bernal's 'No' Takes Art Cinema Award At Cannes

May 26th, 2012 5:23pm EDT
Gael Garcia Bernal
Actor Gael Garcia Bernal's new movie No has been honored with a top award at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

Director Pablo Larrian's historical drama, starring Bernal as a Chilean advertising executive who helps to topple dictator General Augusto Pinochet's regime, was named the winner of the Art Cinema Award, the most prestigious prize in the Directors' Fortnight section, on Friday.

Filmmaker Merzak Allouache was also celebrated with the Europa Cinemas Label accolade for El taaib (The Repentant), which was named the Best European film in competition at Cannes, while Noemie Lvovsky's...

Gael Garcia Bernal Makes His Mark as New 'Zorro'

February 17th, 2012 8:03am EST
Gael Garcia Bernal
Gael Garcia Bernal better start practicing making a "Z" with a sword.

The "Science of Sleep" star will play the legendary masked avenger in 20th Century Fox's futuristic take on the character, "Zorro Reborn," according to Variety.

"Zorro Reborn" was first announced in April of last year, with Fox moving the action to some place other than California or Mexico -- and to some other time as well, as this Zorro will be a masked vigilante hell-bent on revenge as he traverses a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

"Mad Zorro," anyone?

Fox's "Reborn" is not related in any way to Sony's double-bill of ...

Will Ferrell Stars In 'Casa De Mi Padre,' In Theaters March 16 (Watch Trailer!)

January 15th, 2012 4:04pm EST
Casa de Mi Padre
Will Ferrell stars as Mexican cowboy Armando Alvarez in his first Spanish-language film, Casa de Mi Padre, opening March 16.

The film, billed as "The Funniest Movie You'll Ever Read," centers on Armando trying to save his family's failing ranch. After Armando's brother, a successful businessman (Diego Luna), shows up to pay off all of their late father's debts it seems as though the ranch will be saved. Until Armando falls for his brother's fiance (Genesis Rodriguez), that is. Things quickly unravel, thrusting the family into a war with one of Mexico's most feared drug lords (Gael Garcia B...

Natalie Portman Is Engaged and Pregnant!

December 27th, 2010 12:36pm EST
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman will be ringing in the New Year as a mom-to-be - the actress has confirmed she's pregnant, and engaged.

The Star Wars star has announced she and choreographer Benjamin Millepied are engaged and expecting their first child.

The couple met while Millepied was helping Portman perfect her ballet dancing for new movie Black Swan.

The child will be the first for the 29-year-old actress, whose ex-boyfriends include musician Devendra Banhart and Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal.

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Male Celebrities We'd Like To See Nude

April 20th, 2010 8:47am EDT
Stars We Would Like To See Nude
Is it hot in here? If not, it's going to be. Turn up the heat, and lose the layers. Here's our list of the male celebrities we want to see in the nude!

1) Brad Pitt

Angelina's baby daddy is just as hot today as he was 20 years ago. What's his secret? Baby-mix formula? We don't care what it is. We just want to see more of Brad. A lot more. Bonus if he wears a cowboy hat and speaks with a Southern accent!

2) Chace Crawford

We could "gossip" all day about those set of lovely eyes. But let's not dwell on just his face. His abs could make a focal point through a foggy lens any time, any d...

La Roux's Elly Jackson: 'I Don't Have A Sexuality'

February 9th, 2010 11:57am EST
La Roux:
La Roux singer Elly Jackson refuses to clarify her sexual orientation - because she is not gay, straight or bisexual. The Bulletproof hit-maker has previously fought off rumors she is a lesbian, but has now fueled gossip by declaring that she doesn't believe she is a man or a woman - and is attracted to both sexes.

She says, "I don't have a sexuality. I don't feel like I'm female or male. I don't belong to the gay or straight society, if there is such a thing. I feel like I'm capable of falling in love with other people. I'm not saying I'm bisexual, I'm just sexual!"

"Of course, I c...

This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

May 4th, 2009 9:03am EDT
Star Trek
In the second week of our summer movie season, we have a lull in the number of films coming out. There are just three movies being released, and of those, two are premiering in mainstream theaters. Despite being a quiet week though, we have the release of "Star Trek," one of the most highly anticipated blockbusters of the summer, as well as "Next Day Air" and "Rudo y Cursi."


In this re-imagination of the "Star Trek" franchise, the story chronicles the early adventures of James T. Kirk, Spock, and the other characters aboard the USS Enterprise from the original series. ...

Gael Garcia Bernal Says Financial Crisis Is A Good Thing

February 24th, 2009 6:30pm EST
Gael Garcia Bernal
New dad Gael Garcia Bernal is convinced the global economic crisis will be good for the world - because it will drive people back to enjoying quality time, reading and having fun.

The Mexican actor hopes to make the most of the recession by saving cash and taking on free joys, like reading and writing - and he urges everyone to follow his lead.

Bernal says, "To have less money is going to lead us to enjoy other things that are there. That means playing a lot, having fun, writing, reading - things that don't cost money. Experimenting with things, like going with your family somewh...

Gael Garcia Bernal Welcomes First Child

January 10th, 2009 2:49pm EST
Gael Garcia Barnal
Mexican movie star Gael Garcia Bernal is a first-time dad - his actress girlfriend Delores Fonzi has given birth to a baby boy. The couple welcomed the unnamed child in Madrid, Spain on Thursday.

The happy news was confirmed by Bernal's actor friend Walter Quiroz, reports

The Motorcycle Diaries star Bernal and Fonzi, who have dated for more than two years, moved to the Spanish capital last year to escape the prying eyes of the press.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Slideshow: Latino Actors - Who Is The Sexiest?

September 14th, 2008 10:29am EDT
Jay Hernandez
These boys are muy guapo. Not only can they act, they're also very easy on the eyes. But which one is the sexiest? That's a hard choice to make. Click through our photo slideshow, and tell us which Latino actor is your favorite.

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Gael Garcia Bernal To Be A Dad

May 3rd, 2008 6:00pm EDT
Gael Garcia Bernal
Mexican movie star Gael Garcia Bernal is set to become a first-time father, according to Argentinean reports. Gossip magazine Paparazzi claims the star's girlfriend, actress Dolores Fonzi, is pregnant.

The 29-year-old couple has never confirmed the romance, but they reportedly met and fell in love while shooting the movie "Vidas Privadas" in 2006.

Ironically, Bernal's best friend and "Y Tu Mama Tambien" co-star Diego Luna is set to become a first-time father later this year - he is expecting a child with his girlfriend, actress Camila Sodi.

(This news article provided by Wo...

Natalie Portman Longs For Motherhood

January 4th, 2008 10:04am EST
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is planning to quit acting to have children, describing motherhood as "the greatest thing I can aspire to." But the star, who is currently dating fashion designer Nathan Bogle, is reluctant to ever wed, despite her parents' long and strong marriage.

Portman, who has in the past been linked with Moby, Gael Garcia Bernal and Jake Gyllenhaal, says, "I don't know about marriage. Divorce is so easy and that takes much of the meaning out of it.

"Committing to one person is sacred. But partnership and kids? Definitely. Motherhood is the greatest thing I can aspire to." ...

Stars Join Oxfam's Global Ambassadors Program

July 23rd, 2007 10:42am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson has become the latest celebrity to join Oxfam's Global Ambassador program, officially launched today. Johansson joined following a trip to India and Sri Lanka with Oxfam where she visited a school for girls, and survivors of the tsunami.

She joins an influential group of international artists and public figures including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Djimon Hounsou, Colin Firth, Gael Garcia Bernal, Annie Lennox and Helen Mirren, who support the international humanitarian and development agency

"I want to be a part of the great work that Oxfam is doing, and am glad t...

Fascinating Facts

June 12th, 2007 9:30pm EDT
Gael Garcia Bernal
Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal and Danny Glover are set to star in Blindless, an adaptation of Jose Saramago's best-selling novel.

Former Manfred Mann frontman Mike d'Abo is set to become a dad again at the age of 63. D'Abo's second wife Lisa is pregnant with twins and is expected to give birth next month. He enthuses, "We have just six weeks to go. So it's all hands to the pump getting the nursery ready." d'Abo also has three adult children from his first marriage to Maggie London.

Jennifer Aniston's new man, British actor Paul Sculfor, once dated a pal of Victoria Beckham. Scu...

Gael Garcia Bernal Set To Star In 'Pedro Paramo'

May 17th, 2007 10:53am EDT
Gael Garcia Bernal
Mexican movie hunk Gael Garcia Bernal is set to star in the latest movie adaptation of Latin American supernovel Pedro Paramo. The Amores Perros star, who makes his debut as a director with Deficit at the Cannes Film Festival in France this month, is finalizing a deal to play author Juan Rulfo's literary hero.

The novel became a literary sensation in the Spanish-speaking world when it first hit shelves in the mid-1950s. The story follows Juan Preciado on his travels to Comala, the town his mother left after marrying the murderous Pedro Paramo, who stole her lands and inheritance.


Mexican Filmmakers Feud Over 'Babel' Spotlight

February 28th, 2007 7:00pm EST
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Mexican filmmaking duo Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Guillermo Arriaga are continuing to feud after ending their working partnership last year, as they accuse each other of trying to steal the limelight in wake of the success of their Oscar-nominated movie Babel.

Director Inarritu and screenwriter Arriaga have created a string of critically-acclaimed movies together, including 21 Grams and Amores Perros. Inarritu, "Babel" composer Gustavo Santaolalla and the film's stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Adriana Barraza have signed a letter addressed to Arriaga, criticizing him for his media c...

Are Natalie Portman & Gael Garcia Bernal Back Together?

February 14th, 2007 12:50pm EST
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman and Gael Garcia Bernal have sparked reports they have rekindled their romance after they were photographed leaving a German nightclub together. The actress and the Mexican actor, who is a member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival, parted ways in 2004 after dating for a year.

Earlier this week the pair were snapped leaving the China Club in Berlin, where they had been partying with a number of other celebrities. According to local media reports, Portman and Bernal climbed into a limousine and drove to the Ritz Carlton hotel together.

(This news a...

Gael Garcia Has a Talent for Killing Chickens

January 17th, 2007 8:53am EST
Gael Garcia Bernal
Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal slaughtered seven chickens while shooting new movie Babel. Director Alejandro Gonzalez says his countryman Bernal has the Mexican talent for slaying chickens swiftly and painlessly, likening the star's killing technique to that of restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken.

He recalls, "We were rehearsing the way Gael would kill the chicken in the wedding scene - (and) actually he killed seven! We were just rehearsing how he could do it without harming the chicken, before changing it for a dummy. We Mexicans are not so dangerous. We kill chickens, but the...

Willem Dafoe And Gael Garcia Bernal To Judge At Berlin Film Festival

January 14th, 2007 2:30pm EST
Willem Dafoe
Actors Willem Dafoe and Gael Garcia Bernal will be part of the jury at this year's Berlin International Film Festival.

The two film stars, along with jury president Paul Schrader, German actor Mario Adorf, Palestinian actress Hiam Abbass, film producer Nansun Shi from Hong Kong and Danish film editor Molly Malene Stensgaard, will decide who takes home the prestigious Golden Bear and the Silver Bears at the festival in the German capital next month.

And festival director Dieter Kosslick thinks, it won't be easy for the stars and experts to pick the winners. He says, "I wouldn't l...

Philip Seymour Hoffman Tops Independent Film Powerhouse List

December 4th, 2006 9:57am EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Capote star Philip Seymour Hoffman has been crowned the king of all things arthouse in a new magazine poll. The celebrated actor beat Mexican hunk Gael Garcia Bernal, Forest Whitaker and fellow Oscar winner Juliette Binoche to claim the top spot in Paste magazine's Arthouse Powerhouse 2006 list, which celebrates the most important stars of independent films.

Meanwhile, Richard Linklater beat Michel Gondry and Ang Lee to claim the lead in the "Best Arthouse Directors" list.

The top 10 in the new Powerhouse poll is:

1. Philip Seymour Hoffman

2. Gael Garcia Bernal

3. Fo...

Gael Garcia Bernal Has No Qualms About Killing Chickens

November 4th, 2006 4:00pm EST
Gael Garcia Bernal
Humane laws meant Gael Garcia Bernal couldn't pull the head off a chicken for real in his new movie Babel, but the Mexican actor has done the dirty deed in real life. The star's character appears to twirl a live chicken around and pulls it's head off during a Mexican wedding scene in the film - but he insists he didn't do it for real.

That said, he has killed a chicken with his bare hands: "It's what goes on every day in life. You eat a chicken, you should be able to kill it. I mean people eat chickens all the time. Chicken is a worldwide delicacy, and in this case we didn't hurt chick...

Opening October 27: Babel

October 25th, 2006 11:49am EDT
Babel is a film about interconnected stories over a 36-hour time period in Morocco, Tunisia, Mexico, and Japan. In one story, a shepherd family awakens the social and political consciousness of American tourists (Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett). Another story revolves around two characters in Mexico (Gael Garcia Bernal and Adriana Barraza). The third story takes place in Japan and centers on a deaf girl.

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Gael Garcia Bernal Has Trouble Living Up To Expectations

October 5th, 2006 9:14am EDT
Gael Garcia Bernal
Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal fears he may never live up to expectations of becoming a Hollywood star, despite being lauded as the "next big thing" for years. Hailed as the Mexican Brad Pitt, the 27-year-old has been a rising talent since finding fame as a child star 20 years ago, but he believes early accolades may have jinxed him.

He says, "You can call anybody the next big thing. People have been calling me that since I started working, so maybe I'll never be a big anything. I'll be like those football players who are going to be good, and then the guy is 32 and he is still goin...

Notable Quotables

July 24th, 2006 11:02am EDT
Jamie Foxx
"100 table dances. Five 20-year-olds. That equals 100. Sweet." Hollywood star Jamie Foxx on how he would celebrate his 100th birthday.

"I've had dreams where I'm having sex with 10 girls, but that has never happened." Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal has unusual sleep patterns.

"I go into the DVD store every Tuesday and spend $300 to $500. I don't do drugs, I don't booze it up - that's my vice right there." Director Kevin Smith tries to justify his massive movie collection.

"Comic-Con is a place where no one has any shame and no matter who you are, you feel you look good in t...

Mexican Actor Says Moving To LA Would Be 'Stupid'

July 24th, 2006 8:12am EDT
Gael Garcia Bernal
Mexican hunk Gael Garcia Bernal has ruled out ever moving to Los Angeles despite his burgeoning acting career. The Motorcycle Diaries star insists the lavish lifestyle there would drain all his hard-earned savings, so he's vowing to stay in South America.

He tells Hotdog magazine, "I live in Mexico. There's no way I'll move to L.A. I know that it is expected - that I'll go to L.A., everyone goes to L,A. But I'd have to spend all the money that I've earned just to live in L.A., and that would be very stupid."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Natalie Portman Reconnects With Gael Garcia Bernal

June 14th, 2006 2:55pm EDT
Gael Garcia Bernal
Natalie Portman is back in the arms of her ex-boyfriend, Mexican hunk Gael Garcia Bernal. The couple split in 2004 after a brief romance, but now friends are hoping the perfect pair will make commitments to stay together following a string of dates.

One pal tells tabloid In Touch, "They really love each other. They had hit a point in their relationship where it just couldn't go anywhere else and they just needed some time apart."

Check out Natalie Portman HERE.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Brad Pitt Apologizes For Missing 'Babel' Premiere At Cannes

May 23rd, 2006 1:17pm EDT
Brad Pitt has apologized to the organizers of the Cannes Film Festival for not being able to attend the premiere of his new movie Babel tonight because he is awaiting the imminent birth of his first child in Namibia. The star and girlfriend Angelina Jolie have been staying in a guarded compound in the African country for six weeks in a bid to avoid press intrusion.

Director Alejandro Gonzalez and Pitt's Babel co-stars Cate Blanchett and Gael Garcia Bernal are all promoting the film at Cannes. In an email read out at a press conference, Pitt says, "With the imminent arrival of the newe...

Gael Garcia Injured Himself With Rifle While Making Film

May 13th, 2006 9:30am EDT
Gael Garcia Bernal
Mexican heartthrob Gael Garcia Bernal was left battered and bruised as he struggled to learn how to use a rifle on the set of his latest movie The King. The star, 27, plays an ex-Naval officer in the Texas-set drama, in which he stars opposite William Hurt and Laura Harring.

Bernal admits he was injured during training for the movie, because the rifle was so heavy.

He says, "I had a lot of training and a lot of spinning it around and carrying it and doing that drill. I was working with an ex-official in the army and he showed me how to do it. I practiced every night. The rifle i...

Gael Garcia Bernal Would Like To Do American Films

May 3rd, 2006 8:43am EDT
Gael Garcia Bernal
Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal would love to star in a Hollywood blockbuster but he has yet to receive any English-language movie offers. The 27-year-old gained international acclaim for his portrayal of the young Che Guevara in 2004 film The Motorcycle Diaries, but he is still waiting to test his talent in an American movie.

He tells Empire magazine, "They don't offer (Hollywood films) to me. People like Steven Spielberg have done wonderful films. I can't just dismiss Hollywood. I'm really open to everything. But I love to work in Spanish - I have more mobility in it."

(This n...

'Motorcycle Diaries' Is A Tough Act To Follow, Says Soderbergh

February 24th, 2006 10:59am EST
The Motorcycle Diaries
Steven Soderberg is finding making his Ernesto 'Che' Guevara biopic even more difficult after the success of 2004 movie The Motorcyle Diaries. While Soderbergh was unimpressed with early films about the Argentine revolutionary, he admits he was pleasantly surprised by the critically acclaimed Walter Salles film, which starred Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal.

The filmmaker is currently shooting his Guevara movie Guerilla, starring Benicio Del Toro as the medical student-turned-communist fighter. Soderbergh says, "It's also raised the bar of Guevara biopics, which has made my job 10 tim...

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