in which he portrayed Maziar Bahari to widespread critical acclaim.
He starred in the 20th Century Fox reboot Zorro film called Zorro Reborn.
The film won rave reviews, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
From there, Garcia Bernal went on to star in several films, including director Alfonso Cuarón's Y tu mamá también (2001) and the Mexican box-office record-breaker El crimen del Padre Amaro (2002).
In June 2014, he began production as the star of the dramatic comedy Zoom, directed by Pedro Morelli.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.García Bernal also portrayed Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara twice, first in the 2002 TV miniseries Fidel and then, better known, in The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), an adaptation of a journal the 23-year-old Guevara wrote about his travels across South America.This tetralogy is called "Los Invisibles" about migrants from Central America in Mexico, their journey and risks, their hopes, and what they can contribute to Mexico, the US and the world.He directed the movies, did the interviews and also narrates the four short movies.García Bernal is best known for his performances in the films Bad Education, The Motorcycle Diaries, Amores perros, and Babel, and for his role as Rodrigo de Souza in the Amazon Studios' web television series Mozart in the Jungle.García Bernal was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Motorcycle Diaries in 2005, and in 2016 won his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor — Television Series Musical Or Comedy for Mozart in the Jungle.When he was fourteen, he taught indigenous peoples in Mexico to read, often working with the Huichol people.After García Bernal's success in soap operas, Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu offered García Bernal a part in the Oscar-nominated Amores Perros (2000).In 2014, he was cast in the lead role of Rodrigo de Souza in the Amazon Studios comedy-drama television series Mozart in the Jungle.His performance in the show was met with rave reviews, earning him a Golden Globe Award in 2016.