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Gael Garcia Bernal

Born: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico | Greatest pop culture contribution: His passionate, smoldering performance as a young Che Guevara in Walter Salles' "The Motorcycle Diaries" won him a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nomination and the hearts of an international array of female admirers.

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