Gael García Bernal’s versatility has made him one of the most respected actors around. The Mexican actor and producer began his feature film acting career working with Oscar-winning filmmakers Alejandro González Iñárritu and Alfonso Cuarón in the early 2000s, taking on his career-launching roles in loves perros and Y tu mamá también.
Over the next two decades, Bernal demonstrated a knack for selecting thought-provoking and impactful projects. Whether he appears in a thriller, comedy or biopic, he always manages to captivate audiences with his undeniable charisma and remarkable vulnerability.
Behind the scenes, Bernal worked as a producer and writer, co-creating the Mexican TV show Aqui en la Tierra (2018). He has also worked behind the camera as a director, directing short films and directing segments of larger projects (8, madly), as well as directing an episode of his Amazon Prime series, Mozart in the Jungle.
Bernal currently has several films in post-production, including Cassandra, the Saúl Armendáriz biopic, which tells the story of the gay amateur wrestler who became an international superstar. He will also play in The mother, an action thriller starring Jennifer Lopez and Joseph Fiennes. Next month, fans can see the actor make his Marvel Studios debut in the Disney+ special. night werewolfpremiere October 7.
Below, A.frame reflects on the dynamic roles Bernal has played throughout his career so far.