Demián Bichir

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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Don't Tempt Me (2001)

Two angels, one from the heaven and one from the hell, come to earth to save the soul of a boxer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agustín Díaz Yanes
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Victoria Abril  •  Gael García Bernal  •  Demián Bichir

Two angels, one from the heaven and one from the hell, come to earth to save the soul of a boxer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agustín Díaz Yanes
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Victoria Abril  •  Gael García Bernal  •  Demián Bichir

Che: Part Two (2009)

After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. Through this story, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Benicio del Toro  •  Catalina Sandino Moreno  •  Franka Potente  •  Demián Bichir

After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. Through this story, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Benicio del Toro  •  Catalina Sandino Moreno  •  Franka Potente  •  Demián Bichir

Dance with the Devil (1997)

She's sexy, shameless and loves taking people to their limit. She's a dangerous young woman who dreams about a jaguar that licks her naked body and sleeps by her side. Her past is bathed in blood and weird passions. Now she's met the man of her wildest dreams. He's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Álex de la Iglesia
CAST:  Rosie Perez  •  Javier Bardem  •  Harley Cross  •  Aimee Graham

She's sexy, shameless and loves taking people to their limit. She's a dangerous young woman who dreams about a jaguar that licks her naked body and sleeps by her side. Her past is bathed in blood and weird passions. Now she's met the man of her wildest dreams. He's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Álex de la Iglesia
CAST:  Rosie Perez  •  Javier Bardem  •  Harley Cross  •  Aimee Graham

Sex, Shame & Tears (1999)

A comedic drama featuring two couples and two old friends in Mexico City. Tomas visits Carlos and Ana, while Miguel and Andrea are joined by Maria. The presence of guests triggers lust, rejection, infidelities, reconciliation and other consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonio Serrano
CAST:  Demián Bichir  •  Cecilia Suárez  •  Susana Zabaleta  •  Jorge Salinas

A comedic drama featuring two couples and two old friends in Mexico City. Tomas visits Carlos and Ana, while Miguel and Andrea are joined by Maria. The presence of guests triggers lust, rejection, infidelities, reconciliation and other consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonio Serrano
CAST:  Demián Bichir  •  Cecilia Suárez  •  Susana Zabaleta  •  Jorge Salinas

In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)

Based on the book by Julia Alvarez. Three sisters become activists during the Dominican Republic's Trujillo regime when members of their family are killed by the government's troops.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mariano Barroso
CAST:  Salma Hayek  •  Edward James Olmos  •  Mía Maestro  •  Demián Bichir

Based on the book by Julia Alvarez. Three sisters become activists during the Dominican Republic's Trujillo regime when members of their family are killed by the government's troops.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mariano Barroso
CAST:  Salma Hayek  •  Edward James Olmos  •  Mía Maestro  •  Demián Bichir

Solo (1996)

An android fighting-machine (Mario Van Peebles) is charged with destroying a small brigade of rebels in a Latin American war who are fighting to maintain their freedom and protect their village. Contrary to his programming, Peebles decides to stay and assist the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norberto Barba
CAST:  Mario Van Peebles  •  Barry Corbin  •  William Sadler  •  Jaime Osorio Gómez

An android fighting-machine (Mario Van Peebles) is charged with destroying a small brigade of rebels in a Latin American war who are fighting to maintain their freedom and protect their village. Contrary to his programming, Peebles decides to stay and assist the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norberto Barba
CAST:  Mario Van Peebles  •  Barry Corbin  •  William Sadler  •  Jaime Osorio Gómez

Hipnos (2004)

Dr Sánchez Blanch owns and operates a psychiatric hospital where he specializes in hypnotizing his severely emotionally disturbed patients.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Carreras
CAST:  Cristina Brondo  •  Demián Bichir  •  Marisol Membrillo  •  Julián Villagrán

Dr Sánchez Blanch owns and operates a psychiatric hospital where he specializes in hypnotizing his severely emotionally disturbed patients.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Carreras
CAST:  Cristina Brondo  •  Demián Bichir  •  Marisol Membrillo  •  Julián Villagrán

The Runway (2010)

The Runway is inspired by the true story of a South American pilot who landed his plane near Mallow, in 1983. Against all odds, the people of the town came together to build a runway to get him home and briefly caught the imagination of the nation. It is the story ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Power
CAST:  Demián Bichir  •  Kerry Condon  •  James Cosmo  •  Jamie Kierans

The Runway is inspired by the true story of a South American pilot who landed his plane near Mallow, in 1983. Against all odds, the people of the town came together to build a runway to get him home and briefly caught the imagination of the nation. It is the story ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Power
CAST:  Demián Bichir  •  Kerry Condon  •  James Cosmo  •  Jamie Kierans

Foreverland (2011)

A sufferer of cystic fibrosis travels to a legendary shrine that reputedly has the power to heal his condition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Max McGuire
CAST:  Max Thieriot  •  Laurence Leboeuf  •  Demián Bichir  •  Thomas Dekker

A sufferer of cystic fibrosis travels to a legendary shrine that reputedly has the power to heal his condition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Max McGuire
CAST:  Max Thieriot  •  Laurence Leboeuf  •  Demián Bichir  •  Thomas Dekker

Astucia (1986)

Historical melodrama on horseback, 1840s or so in central Mexico. Pulpy, Zorro-ish...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Hernández
CAST:  Antonio Aguilar hijo  •  Ignacio López Tarso  •  Jorge Martínez de Hoyos  •  Antonio Aguilar

Historical melodrama on horseback, 1840s or so in central Mexico. Pulpy, Zorro-ish...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Hernández
CAST:  Antonio Aguilar hijo  •  Ignacio López Tarso  •  Jorge Martínez de Hoyos  •  Antonio Aguilar

Viaje al paraíso (1985)

Family plans for a quiet weekend at the beach, but everything goes wrong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ignacio Retes
CAST:  Ernesto Gómez Cruz  •  María Rojo  •  Alejandro Parodi  •  Salvador Sánchez

Family plans for a quiet weekend at the beach, but everything goes wrong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ignacio Retes
CAST:  Ernesto Gómez Cruz  •  María Rojo  •  Alejandro Parodi  •  Salvador Sánchez

Miroslava (1993)

Mexico, 1955. A beautiful and popular movie star, Miroslava Sternova is depressed tonight. Sad memories fill her mind: her childhood in the pre-war Prague, one failed marriage, several attempts to be taken as a serious actress and the betrayal of the man she loved. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro Pelayo
CAST:  Arielle Dombasle  •  Verónica Langer  •  Claudio Brook  •  Demián Bichir

Mexico, 1955. A beautiful and popular movie star, Miroslava Sternova is depressed tonight. Sad memories fill her mind: her childhood in the pre-war Prague, one failed marriage, several attempts to be taken as a serious actress and the betrayal of the man she loved. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro Pelayo
CAST:  Arielle Dombasle  •  Verónica Langer  •  Claudio Brook  •  Demián Bichir

Ave María (1999)

In the colonial New Spain Ana is a missionary who decides to support the indigenous people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eduardo Rossoff
CAST:  Tere López Tarin  •  Gabriela Canudas  •  Damián Alcázar  •  Demián Bichir

In the colonial New Spain Ana is a missionary who decides to support the indigenous people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eduardo Rossoff
CAST:  Tere López Tarin  •  Gabriela Canudas  •  Damián Alcázar  •  Demián Bichir

Dark Cities (2002)

Adapted by writer/director Fernando Sariñana from the stories by Juan Madrid, Ciudades Oscuras (Dark Cities) tells a story of interwoven lives in the seedy underbelly of Mexico City. The several different story lines concern hooker Lola (Dolores Heredia); her drug ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fernando Sariñana
CAST:  Bruno Bichir  •  Demián Bichir  •  Diego Luna  •  Dolores Heredia

Adapted by writer/director Fernando Sariñana from the stories by Juan Madrid, Ciudades Oscuras (Dark Cities) tells a story of interwoven lives in the seedy underbelly of Mexico City. The several different story lines concern hooker Lola (Dolores Heredia); her drug ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fernando Sariñana
CAST:  Bruno Bichir  •  Demián Bichir  •  Diego Luna  •  Dolores Heredia

Che: Part One (2008)

The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Benicio del Toro  •  Demián Bichir  •  Rodrigo Santoro  •  Santiago Cabrera

The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Benicio del Toro  •  Demián Bichir  •  Rodrigo Santoro  •  Santiago Cabrera

Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy (2013)

Revisits President John F. Kennedy's presidential legacy through 21 of the more than 800,000 condolence letters written to Jackie Kennedy after JFK's assassination. Based on a book by Ellen Fitzpatrick  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Couturié
CAST:  Anne Hathaway  •  Bérénice Bejo  •  Michelle Williams  •  Kirsten Dunst

Revisits President John F. Kennedy's presidential legacy through 21 of the more than 800,000 condolence letters written to Jackie Kennedy after JFK's assassination. Based on a book by Ellen Fitzpatrick  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Couturié
CAST:  Anne Hathaway  •  Bérénice Bejo  •  Michelle Williams  •  Kirsten Dunst

Dom Hemingway (2013)

After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Shepard
CAST:  Jude Law  •  Demián Bichir  •  Richard E. Grant  •  Matthew C. Martino

After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Shepard
CAST:  Jude Law  •  Demián Bichir  •  Richard E. Grant  •  Matthew C. Martino

The Heat (2013)

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Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut instinct and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Feig
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Melissa McCarthy  •  Demián Bichir  •  Michael Rapaport

Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut instinct and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Feig
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Melissa McCarthy  •  Demián Bichir  •  Michael Rapaport

Machete Kills (2013)

Ex-Federale agent Machete is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Danny Trejo  •  Mel Gibson  •  Amber Heard  •  Michelle Rodriguez

Ex-Federale agent Machete is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Danny Trejo  •  Mel Gibson  •  Amber Heard  •  Michelle Rodriguez

Words with Gods (2014)

The first of four installments in the groundbreaking Heartbeat of the World anthology film series. Comprised of several short films by some of the world's most exciting directors, Words with Gods follows the theme of religion - specifically as it relates to an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bahman Ghobadi  •  Álex de la Iglesia  •  Emir Kusturica  •  Amos Gitai  •  Warwick Thornton  •  Hideo Nakata  •  Guillermo Arriaga  •  Mira Nair  •  Héctor Babenco
CAST:  Miranda Tapsell  •  Chico Diaz  •  Tanuja  •  Masatoshi Nagase

The first of four installments in the groundbreaking Heartbeat of the World anthology film series. Comprised of several short films by some of the world's most exciting directors, Words with Gods follows the theme of religion - specifically as it relates to an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bahman Ghobadi  •  Álex de la Iglesia  •  Emir Kusturica  •  Amos Gitai  •  Warwick Thornton  •  Hideo Nakata  •  Guillermo Arriaga  •  Mira Nair  •  Héctor Babenco
CAST:  Miranda Tapsell  •  Chico Diaz  •  Tanuja  •  Masatoshi Nagase
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