THR's 35 Hottest Young Latinos in Entertainment
A soap heartthrob on Mexican TV until age 19, when he became the first Mexican accepted to London’s Central School of Speech and Drama, Bernal gained global acclaim for 2001 films Y Tu Mama Tambien and Amores Perros. He played Argentina’s Che Guevara in Showtime’s Fidel and again in Walter Salles’ The Motorcycle Diaries, which grossed more than $57 million. Recently, his Cannes Film Festival favorite No was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. Next: starring with Robert De Niro in 2013’s boxer biopic Hands of Stone; 2014 will see Bernal, 33, take over for Antonio Banderas in Zorro Reborn.