Gael García Bernal studied at the Central School for Speech and Drama in London. He has acted in Alejandro Gonzalez’s Amores Perros and Babel, Alfonso Cuarón’s Y Tu Mamá También, Carlos Carrera’s The Crime of Father Amaro, Walter Salles’s The Motorcycle Diaries, Pedro Almodóvar’s Bad Education, James Marsh’s The King, Michel Gondry’s The Science of Sleep, Hector Babenco’s El Pasado, Carlos Cuaron’s Rudo y Cursi, Fernando Meirelles’ Blindness, Lukas Moodysson’s Mammoth, Jim Jarmusch’s The Limits of Control, Icíar Bollaín’s Even the Rain, Julia Loktev’s The Loneliest Planet, Matt Piedmont’s The House of My Father, Pablo Larraín’s No, Roberto Sneider’s Deserted Cities and recently in Pablo Fendrik’s El Ardor.
García Bernal made his directorial debut with Deficit. He also directed the short film The Letter as part of the full-length feature film 8, the short film Lucio for the collective Mexican film Revolucion and four documentary short films entitled The Invisibles for Amnesty International. Gael García Bernal has also produced films such asDeficit, Michael Rowe’s The Well, El Ardor, the documentary Who Is Dayani Cristal? and the short films Lucioand The Invisibles.