Gael García Bernal

Gael García Bernal

Mexican actor and director
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  • I always wanted to act, but I never thought it would be my profession. I thought that I'd end up doing other things, but that in the meantime I'd do plays.
  • A person isn't born with the intelligence to be with someone especial, you learn it, and you fail in the path of life, but you don't have to give up the chance to love.
  • Every decision that you make you have to be incredible congruent. It doesn't mean that you have to starve. If you need money, you do something that gives you money, that's normal.
  • You prepare as much as you can, but it will always be only 30 percent. The rest is just the experience that you have to give to the character.
  • I have had roles that challenge the church, but I hardly choose roles based on whether or not they have certain religious implications.
  • In Mexico you have death very close. That's true for all human beings because it's a part of life, but in Mexico, death can be found in many things.
  • You know, Motorcycle Diaries has no incredible stories, no sudden plot twists, it doesn't play that way. It's about recognizing that instance of change and embracing it.
  • In Latin America, you don't do things for the money because there is no money.
  • Doing films in Latin America is like an act of faith. I mean, you really have to believe in what you're doing because if not, you feel like it's a waste of time because you might as well be doing something that at least pays you the rent.
  • I was little there were times I wanted my parents to be normal. I wanted them to have a religion. I wanted them to have a job, like the parents of every other kid I went to school with.
  • Life certainly points it out to you - 'you can go this way or the other way.' You have to decide and it's a very strong decision because, would you sleep well knowing that you're living in the best place, but you're letting the place where you should live alone?
  • In Mexico, theater is very underground, so if you're a theater actor it's very difficult to make a living. But it's also a very beautiful pathway to knowledge and to an open education.
  • I think we're all political, in a way. What has happened recently in my case is that, fortunately, I've been able to get more in touch with the things I can change and do.
  • I believe fervently in the nature, in truth and imagination, I believe in the blood, in life, words, and motivations.
  • Histories are to educate, so that we understand better for ourselves and for motivation.
  • Talent survives and remains while beauty is diluted.
  • Democracy should be practiced not every six years, but every day.
  • A person isn't born with the intelligence to be with someone special, you learn it, and you fail in the path of life, but you don't have to give up the chance to love.
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