Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Hump Day Hottie: Gael Garcia Bernal

Four years ago today the beautifully rendered, endearing road trip juvenilia of Y Tu Mama Tambien made it to the States after proving itself a smash in Mexico. I thought this was as good a time as any to revisit the love (and drooling) by spotlighting its ascendant star, one of the best young actors anywhere on the planet, Gael Garcia Bernal. [FB Awards: 2001 & 2004]

You can bet that he'll be showing up at my countdown of the top 100 actors of this decade (now in progress). You can also bet that you won't be seeing him for a long time still --he's way the hell up there. I give loan you Gael. Drink him up while you can.


Previous international HDHs...
Thandie Newton , Jonathan Rhys-Meyers , Daniel Craig , Emmanuelle Béart and Takeshi Kaneshiro

15 comments:

Kamikaze Camel said...

The pool scene in Bad Education... oh, baby.

JavierAG said...

Best international actor working. No contest.

ModFab said...

It only took what -- a year? The Film Experience and Modern Fabulousity have agreed on a Humpable Hot Guy:

http://modernfabulousity.blogspot.com/2005/07/friday-hot-guy-blogging-gael-garcia.html

melvel said...

On a totally shallow note, I wish he and Natalie never broke up. I love them both.

chofer said...

Well, he's maybe the "international" MAN of the moment, but, for my money he's yet to achieve the depht of a Tony Leung as an actor (AND HE'S A HOTTIE TOO!!)
If you saw HAPPY TOGETHER and IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE you know what I'm talking about.
Gael is still young!!

Anonymous said...

With equal respect to Leung (who is a phenomenal actor), I think Bernal has also achieved great depth too. If I was to "do a National Board of Review" and lump projects together in my year end honours, he'd have the Best Actor from me last year for the Motorcycle/Education combo.

Alas, my doctor advises me that I'm not predisposed to "do a National Board of Review", and therein lies the rub.

Rob

NATHANIEL R said...

rob your cracking me up.

melvel -natalie who? is this some celebrity couple that has escaped the ever more swisscheese like portions of my brain?

John T. said...

Natalie Portman-here's a brief mention of it at imdb.com:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0305558/bio

Can you imagine what there children would have looked like?

adam k. said...

Well I love Gael much more than Natalie (what is he, #2 on your list, Nathaniel?), but yeah, they're children would've tocked. Well, they woulda been hella short, but other than that... supreme beauty. Especially since Nat has the "perfect features" thing down and Gael has that smouldering internal sexiness. And their skin would've been a beautiful shade of tan. Gorgeous.

adam k. said...

tocked = rocked. sorry.

although I think "tocked" could become a new lingo for "being hot"

NATHANIEL R said...

adam k -you think i'm telling? and spoil the suspense. no way. suspense tocks.

modfab -i thought of you while posting ;)

kamikaze -oh baby is right. i was just going to do a collage of that scene but this isn't a porn site.

Carlinhos Brown said...

he is without a doubt the best international actor in years, I think he might be better than Javier Bardem. And he is so popular everywhere, I just respect the guy so much.

Carlinhos Brown said...

and by the way he is working in his directorial debut, they're already filming it's called DEFECEIT, they're shooting it in Mexico City and expect it to release it in September so that the Mexican Academy picks it to represent Mexico at the Oscars

Chargenda said...

i love him...sigh...

Sanjay said...

These are all nice pictures and he so very very hot boy