"Babel" actor Gael Garcia Bernal embraces his Mexican identity, saying it has a liberating effect on his expanding caree. "I feel completely free to be whatever," he told the Los Angeles Times. "Actually, if I was an actor from the United States, it would be incredibly hard, because I would be pigeonholed immediately." Garcia Bernal, 28, said in Mexico any perceived faux pas by a celebrity can draw criticism. AP reports.