Actor. Born November 30, 1978 in Guadalajara, Mexico. The son of actors, Garcia Bernal began acting at a very young age. He starred in soap operas as a teenager, quickly becoming a heartthrob in his native Mexico. At 19, he moved to London to study acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Garcia Bernal returned to Mexico to take the lead in some of the country’s most acclaimed films, including 2000’s Oscar-nominated Amores Perros, 2001’s Y Tu Mamá También, and 2002’s El Crimen del Padre Amaro. In 2004, he starred as Che Guevera in The Motorcycle Diaries, a celebrated adaptation of the Cuban revolutionary’s chronicle of his early travels across South America.
In 2006, Garcia Bernal took on his first English-language film, The King. That year, he also appeared in The Science of Sleep and Babel, the latter of which co-stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett and is rumored to be an Oscar contender. —biography.com
I am embarrassed to say I didn't pay attention to "The Motorcycle Diaries" just because I spent the whole two hours looking at Gael Garcia Bernal, contemplating how beautiful, how charismatic, how enigmatic he truly is. Come to think of it, the film is about the metamosphosis of the young Che Guevarra. Still. who can blame me?