Gael García Bernal is a Mexican actor. García Bernal has starred in some of Mexico’s most celebrated recent films, beginning with “Amores Perros” (2000), then 2001’s “Y tu Mamá También”, and “El Crimen del Padre Amaro” (2002). He has also done some theatre work, including a 2005 production of “Bodas de Sangre”, by Federico García Lorca, in the Almeida Theatre in London. However, it was his debut as a working-class street thug in the Oscar-nominated “Amores Perros” that first grabbed Hollywood’s attention.
García Bernal also portrayed Argentine-born physician turned Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara twice, first in the 2002 TV miniseries “Fidel” and then, better known, in 2004’s “The Motorcycle Diaries”, an adaptation of a journal a 23-year-old Guevara wrote about his travels across South America. García Bernal has worked for acclaimed directors like Pedro Almodóvar, Walter Salles, Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro González Iñárritu and Michel Gondry, among others. He has recently taken on roles in English language films, including the Gondry-directed “The Science of Sleep”, the Alejandro González Iñárritu-directed “Babel”, and “The King”, for which he has earned rave reviews.