Is there anyone Gael Garc»‚√°a Bernal can't play? Not if he gets his way

THE YOUNG ACTOR IN BAD Education knows it is the role of a lifetime. After all, he says, the scenario he has just presented to a famous director is the story of his own life. Who better to play the leading part? Yes, the main character is a drag queen but, he tells the director, "if I look too manly, I can slim down." Pride mixes with desperation as he adds, "I'm very flexible. I can do anything."

The young actor playing the young actor in Pedro Almodóvar's new film also has a myriad of faces to wear--a transvestite chanteuse, the...

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