Diego Luna

Diego Luna

Birth name: Diego Luna Alexander
Born: December 29, 1979
Age: 38
Birthplace: Toluca, Mexico
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Biography

Diego Luna Alexander (born 29 December 1979) is a Mexican actor, director and producer. He has appeared in many films, including Y tu mamá también, Milk, Rudo y Cursi and Rogue One. He is one of the founders and owners of Canana Films.

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Early life

Luna was born in Toluca and raised in Mexico City. His mother, Fiona Alexander, was a British costume designer, who worked in the film industry and made sure that it was a life in which he would be immersed. She died in a car accident when Luna was two years old. His father, Alejandro Luna, is an acclaimed theatre, film and opera set designer, who reinforced the importance of theatre and the arts in his life. Alejandro would bring Luna to the sets and mentor him in different aspects of art, cultivating a desire to become an actor and uphold the family tradition.

Career

After starring in many telenovelas, Luna played the emotionally unstable lover in Gus Van Sant's biopic film Milk (2008). He and Gael Garcia Bernal own Canana Films, which jointly produce a number of television documentaries about the unsolved murders of three hundred women in the border city of Ciudad Juárez, along with Golden Phoenix Productions (owned by Tom Golden). In 2012, Luna directed his first English-language biopic film Cesar Chávez, about the eponymous labor and founder of the United Farm Workers. On 20 March 2015, he joined the cast for Ana Lily Amirpour's film The Bad Batch. Luna became a member of the jury for the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival.

Personal life

Luna married Camila Sodi on 5 February 2008. They were divorced in March 2013. They have two children, Jerónimo (born 12 August 2008) and Fiona (born 1 July 2010) named after Luna's mother.

He and García Bernal co-founded Ambulante A.C., an organization and film festival working to bring documentary films to some recommended places. The organization was awarded the prestigious Washington Office on Latin America Human Rights Award in 2011. In January 2015, Luna appeared on the Board of Directors and narrated a video about the barriers of children migrating from their home country and seeking refuge in the United States.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1999 A Sweet Scent of Death Ramón
2000 Before Night Falls Carlos
2001 Y Tu Mamá También Tenoch Iturbide
2002 Frida Alejandro Gonzalez Arias
2002 Vampires: Los Muertos Sancho
2003 Nicotina Lolo
2003 Soldados de Salamina Gastón
2003 Open Range Button
2004 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Javier Suarez
2004 The Terminal Enrique Cruz
2004 Criminal Rodrigo
2006 Only God Knows Damián
2006 Fade to Black Tommaso Moreno
2006 Un mundo maravilloso Reportero en Estocolmo
2007 El búfalo de la noche Manuel
2007 Mister Lonely Michael Jackson
2008 Just Walking Gabriel
2008 Rudo y Cursi Beto
2008 Milk Jack Lira
2012 Contraband Gonzalo
2012 Casa de Mi Padre Raul
2013 Elysium Julio
2014 César Chávez N/A Director and producer
2014 The Book of Life Manolo Sanchez (voice)
2016 Blood Father Jonah
2016 Mr. Pig N/A Director
2016 The Bad Batch Jimmy
2016 Rogue One Cassian Andor
2017 Flatliners Ray
2018 A Rainy Day in New York Post-production
2018 If Beale Street Could Talk Pedrocito Filming

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1995 El premio mayor Quique Domínguez Recurring
2002 Fidel Renato Guitart Television film
2010 Great Migrations Narrator Miniseries
2013 American Dad! Mauricio (voice) Episode: "Poltergasm"
2015 Casanova Giacomo Casanova Amazon Studios pilot
2018 Narcos Season 4
Music video
Year Title Artist Role
2011 "The One That Got Away" Katy Perry Artist Boyfriend

Accolades

Year Association Category Work Result
2002 Premio Marcello Mastroianni Award Best Actor Y tu mamá también Won
MTV Movie Awards Best Insult Won
Best Kiss Nominated
2004 MTV Movie Awards Favorite Actor, Best Performance and Worst Smoker Nicotina Won
Best Turn-On Performance Nominated
Best Performance Open Range Nominated
2009 Cinema Writers Circle Awards Best Actor Just Walking Nominated
Goya Awards Best Actor Nominated
Silver Ariel Award Best Actor Rudo y Cursi Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Best Ensemble Milk Nominated
Critics Choice Award Best Ensemble Won
2012 Imagen Award Best Supporting Actor/Feature Film Casa de mi Padre Won
2014 Audience Award Narrative Spotlight Cesar Chavez Won
2017 Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Film Rogue One Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor Nominated

[ Source: Wikipedia ]