Born in 1978, Gael García Bernal is a young but already famous Mexican actor and director. He followed in the professional footsteps of his father, who was also an actor and director, and also champions several good causes, both in his native Mexico and abroad.
Gael García Bernal's early years were spent acting in telenovelas, Spanish-language soap operas, which gave him the experience he needed. At the age of 19 he went to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, becoming the first Mexican to enter the elite program. He admits that he considered acting a hobby, until he was offered his first breakthrough role in the highly-acclaimed film Amores Perros, directed by Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Since then he's gone on to star in films like Y tu mamá también (2001), El crimen del Padre Amaro (2002), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), The King (2005), Babel (2006), Blindness (2008), Rudo y Cursi (2008) and Letters to Juliet (2010), among others; has has also starred in theater productions.
He made his feature film directorial debut with 2007's Déficit and co-owns Canana Productions with friend and fellow actor Diego Luna.