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Demián Bichir

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Demián Bichir Nájera (August 1, 1963, height 5' 10" (1,78 m)) is a Mexican actor. Both of his parents, Alejandro Bichir and Maricruz Nájera, and brothers Odiseo and Bruno Bichir are actors. He was married to singer Lisset Gutiérrez. He started his acting career at the age of 14 in the telenovela Rina with Ofelia Medina. His second acting role was as an adult in Vivir enamorada both telenovelas were during his years with Televisa. The following year he obtained a role in his first movie, the American production Choices of the Heart. He then continued his acting roles in telenovelas with film productions of Mexico, Spain and the United States. His movie Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (1999) broke box-office records in Mexico becoming the #1 movie in the history of Mexican cinema until El crimen del Padre Amaro. The MTV Movie Awards-México created a special category "Mejor Bichir en una Película" ("Best Bichir in a movie") because of the many films the Bichir siblings act in every year. He earned this award for Bendito infierno, in which he co-stars with Victoria Abril, Penélope Cruz and Gael García Bernal. His American debut occurred when he depicted Fidel Castro in Steven Soderbergh's 2008 biopic Che, on the life of revolutionary Che Guevara. Recently he has been exposed to a wider American audience with his recurring role as Esteban Reyes, the corrupt mayor of Tijuana and love interest of Nancy Botwin in the fourth, fifth and sixth seasons of the Showtime comedy series Weeds.

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Aug 1, 1963 In Mexico City - Distrito Federal - Mexico
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Choices of the Heart 1983-12-05
Latest Project:
Movie Chaos Walking 2019-02-27
Known For
Movie Chaos Walking Ben Moore 2019-02-27
Movie The Nun Father Burke 2018-09-05
Movie Last Supper Sergeant Carl Lope 2017-02-22
Movie Lowriders Miguel 2017-04-28
Movie Alien: Covenant - Phobos Sergeant Carl Lope 2017-08-15
Movie Alien: Covenant seržant Carl Lope 2017-05-09
Movie A circus tale & a love song Refugio 2016-01-01
Movie Good Kids Yaco 2016-10-21
Movie The Hateful Eight Bob 2015-12-25
Movie Dom Hemingway Mr. Fontaine 2014-04-03
Movie Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Narrator (voice) 2013-06-19
Movie The Heat Hale 2013-06-27
Movie Machete Kills Mendez 2013-09-12
Series The Bridge Marco Ruiz 2013-07-10
Movie Foreverland Salvador 2012-06-15
Movie Savages Alex 2012-07-06
Movie A Better Life Carlos Riquelme 2011-06-24
Movie The Runway Ernesto Cordoba 2010-07-10
Movie Che: Part Two Fidel Castro 2009-01-24
Movie Che: Part One Fidel Castro 2008-09-05
Movie Dark Cities Mario 2002-09-20
Movie In the Time of the Butterflies Manolo 2001-10-21
Movie Don't Tempt Me Manny 2001-11-30
Movie Todo el poder Gabriel Castro 1999-02-28
Movie Santitos 1999-01-23
Movie Ave María Daniel Simón 1999-11-20
Movie Dance with the Devil Catalina 1997-10-31
Movie Solo Rio 1996-08-23
Movie Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead Omar 1995-09-16
Movie Choices of the Heart Armando 1983-12-05