Demián Bichir

A prolific and acclaimed actor in his native Mexico, Demin Bichir delivered award-winning performances as men of conviction, including Emiliano Zapata and Fidel Castro in Steven Soderbergh's two-part biopic "Che" (2008) ... Read more »
Born: 08/01/1963 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MX

Filmography

Actor (40)

Good Kids 2015 (Movie)

Yaco (Actor)

The Hateful Eight 2015 (Movie)

Bob AKA "The Mexican" (Actor)

Words with Gods 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dom Hemingway 2014 (Movie)

Mr. Fontaine (Actor)

Food Chains 2014 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Bridge 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Machete Kills 2013 (Movie)

Mendez (Actor)

The Heat 2013 (Movie)

Hale (Actor)

Savages 2012 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

The Runway 2012 (Movie)

Ernesto Cordoba (Actor)

A Better Life 2011 (Movie)

Carlos Galindo (Actor)

El Sueño De Iván 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hidalgo-Moliere 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Enemigos íntimos 2009 (Movie)

Álvaro (Actor)

Che: Part One 2008 (Movie)

Fidel Castro (Actor)

Che: Part Two 2008 (Movie)

Fidel Castro (Actor)

Fuera Del Cielo 2006 (Movie)

Malboro (Actor)

American Visa 2005 (Movie)

Mario Alvarez (Actor)

Hypnos 2004 (Movie)

Miguel (Actor)

Bendito Infierno 2003 (Movie)

Manny (Actor)

Todo El Poder 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ciudades oscuras 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Heartbreak Hospital 2002 (Movie)

Tonio Martinez (Actor)

In the Time of the Butterflies 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Perdita Durango 2000 (Movie)

Catalina (Actor)

Santitos 2000 (Movie)

Cacomixtle (Actor)

Ave Maria 1999 (Movie)

Daniel Simon (Actor)

Cilantro y Perejil 1998 (Movie)

Carlos (Actor)

Sexo, Pudor y Lagrimas 1998 (Movie)

Tomas (Actor)

Solo 1996 (Movie)

Rio (Actor)

Nobody Will Talk About Us When We're Dead 1995 (Movie)

Omar (Actor)

Salon Mexico 1995 (Movie)

Inspector Castellon (Actor)

La Vida Conyugal 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

'Til Death 1992 (Movie)

Mauricio (Actor)

Red Dawn 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Viaje al Paraiso 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Choices of the Heart (TV Show)

Actor

Zapata (Movie)

Emiliano Zapata (Actor)
Director (1)

Refugio 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A prolific and acclaimed actor in his native Mexico, Demián Bichir delivered award-winning performances as men of conviction, including Emiliano Zapata and Fidel Castro in Steven Soderbergh's two-part biopic "Che" (2008) before making a major splash in America with the moving drama "A Better Life" (2011). The son and brother of actors, Bichir began in Mexican television dramas, or telenovelas before gaining prominence in the late 1980s and 1990s with turns in "Rojo Amanecer" ("Red Dawn") (1989) and "Hasta morir" ('Til Death") (1994), which earned him the Mexican equivalent of an Oscar. He dabbled in American films and television throughout the 1990s and early millennium, gaining recognition for the Soderbergh films and "Weeds" (Showtime, 2005- ) as a corrupt border politician. However, his powerful turn as a simple man faced with seemingly insurmountable odds in the feature "Better Life" drew international attention and acclaim, as well as the potential for stardom in Hollywood - a rarity for Mexican actors, even those with Bichir's seemingly limitless talents.

Relationships

Alejandro Bichir

Father

Odiseo Bichir Actor

Brother
Acted with brothers in "Dark Cities" (2002)

Bruno Bichir Actor

Brother
Acted with brothers in "Dark Cities" (2002)

Maricruz Bichir

Mother

Lisset Gutiérrez

Wife
Married July 28, 2001

Milestones

2012

Cast in Oliver Stone’s ensemble crime drama "Savages," featuring John Travolta and Salma Hayek

2011

Delivered critically acclaimed performance in Chris Weitz directed drama "A Better Life"

2008

Cast as Fidel Castro opposite Benicio Del Toro (as the title character) in Steven Soderbergh's two-part epic "Che"

2008

Joined the cast of Showtime's "Weeds" as the corrupt mayor of Tijuana, Mexico

2004

Portrayed Latin American revolutionary in Emiliano Zapata in the Telemundo miniseries "Zapata: Amor en rebeldía"

2001

Acted opposite Salma Hayek and Edward James Olmos in the Showtime movie "In the Time of the Butterflies"

1999

Breakthrough performance in the Mexican box office hit "Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (Sex, Shame & Tears)"

1988

Landed a bit role in "The Penitent," starring Raul Julia and Armand Assante

1983

U.S. acting debut, the TV-movie "Choices of the Heart" (NBC)

1977

Made onscreen acting debut on the Mexican telenovela "Rina"

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