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Demián Bichir Biography

Birth Name:
Demián Bichir Nájera
Birth Place:
Mexico City, Mexico
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Made his acting debut at 14 in the telenovela Rina
  • He and his family act in so many films, the MTV Movie Awards-México created a category just for them – Best Bichir in a Movie (Mejor Bichir en una Película)
  • Joined the cast of Weeds in season 4 as Tijuana drug lord Esteban Reyes
  • Made his American film debut as Fidel Castro in Steven Soderbergh's Che (2008)

Awards

  • 2012Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2011Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated