I find sides I don't get to explore in real life. Along with Gael Bernal (childhood friend and actor), he has established a nonprofit organization, Ambulante A.C. to promote the production of documentaries and hosting festivals in the US and Mexico. And he claims that this project opened the doors to Spain and Hollywood, and also attracted attention far beyond Mexico. Diego Luna at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story premiere in December 2016 Diego Luna Facts. His father is Mexican and his mother was British, of Scottish and English descent. This year has been a bit crazy for me. Here, Luna, together with Gael García Bernal, played a key role. [7], In 2002, Luna starred in Vampires: Los Muertos and the Oscar-winning Frida. Following a career in Mexican telenovelas, he has appeared in films including Y tu mamá también, Open Range, Milk, Rudo y Cursi, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, The Terminal, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It can change your whole world. [16][better source needed] In January 2015, Luna narrated a video about the obstacles faced by children migrating from their home countries and seeking refuge in the US. [13], Luna became a member of the jury for the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival. His mother was a British costume designer of Scottish and English descent; unfortunately, she died in a car accident when Diego was two years old. This film broke records for box office in the country. ", "Diego Luna Says Being in Novelas Prepared Him for Upcoming 'Rogue One' Series", "Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna's Canana Films to Start Filming 'La Ultima Pelicula' in Mexico Dec. 16", Wilkinson, Tracy. In Rogue One (2016), he played Cassian Andor,[9] the ally of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones). It is noteworthy that in this project, Luna, for the first time, acted as a screenwriter and was even awarded the prestigious Silver Ariel Award for a beautiful script. Since the late 1990s, Diego Luna's cinematic biography has been developing rapidly. The young talented actor regularly starred in popular melodramas and TV series, the most striking of which was the television series El premio mayor. I can do what you see in the movie [Havana Nights], but if you ask me to do something else, it'd take me another two months. And in the summer of 2010, their daughter Fiona was born. As a director, Diego Luna was also able to make a statement. Diego Luna Alexander (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjeɣo ˈluna aleksanˈdeɾ]; born December 29, 1979) is a Mexican actor, singer, director, and producer. I need to be really drunk and see a beautiful girl over there. [17][18][better source needed], In October 2019 Luna and García Bernal announced they were joining the Creative Advisory Board for TV and Film development company EXILE Content along with Adam Grant. Favorite Actor, Best Performance and Worst Smoker, This page was last edited on 4 November 2020, at 10:48. His childhood best friend and fellow actor Gael Garcia Bernal played the title role. Diego Luna Alexander (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjeɣo ˈluna aleksanˈdeɾ]; born December 29, 1979) is a Mexican actor, singer, director, and producer.Following a career in Mexican telenovelas, he has appeared in films including Y tu mamá también, Open Range, Milk, Rudo y Cursi, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, The Terminal, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. My Cast for the BioShock & BioShock Infinite Movie. The two people did not comment on the reasons for their decision, but in 2013 they filed for divorce. In the same year, full of surprises, the actor starred in the crime drama movie Just Walking, which was nominated for the prestigious Spanish Goya award. I didn't go to university, and so, every time that I work, I'm looking for a teacher in a way. These projects were not only warmly received by the audience and film critics but also became one of the highest-grossing movies in Luna's career. As a child actor, he appeared in several telenovelas. From that moment on, the young actor often appeared on the screen in episodes or small supporting roles. If being a sex symbol means you have lots of sex, then I am glad to be a sex symbol. The name of the little girl was given after the deceased mother of Diego. In 2008, the actors had their first-born in Los Angeles, Hieronymo. Diego Luna Alexander: Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m) Mini Bio (1) Diego Luna Alexander was born on December 29, 1979 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Alejandro Luna and Fiona Alexander, who worked as a costume designer. [7], Luna starred as Tenoch Iturbide in Y Tu Mamá También (2001), a Mexican road trip movie. And at the age of ten, he played a prominent role in the popular TV series Carrusel. In the movie El búfalo de la noche (The Night Buffalo), the actor met a charming colleague Camila Sodi. I'm a terrible dancer. [11], After starring in many telenovelas,[citation needed] Luna and Gael García Bernal created Canana Films in 2005. - IMDb Mini Biography By: They played the main characters and brothers in the brilliant Mexican comedy-drama film, Rudo y Cursi (literally translates as "Rough and Corny"). And having the chance to work with people I admire. ", "Nuevo video de WOLA narrado por Diego Luna y reporte: Niños migrantes mexicanos olvidados en la frontera", "Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal Join Exile's Creative Advisory Board With Chair Adam Grant", "Diego Luna and Camila Sodi Welcome Son Jerónimo", "Diego Luna, Camila Sodi Welcome Daughter Fiona", "Will Ferrell's Spanish-Language Movie: ¿Qué? After 'El Abuelo y Yo', Diego began to receive more and more parts in theater, movies and TV. Publicity Listings It was a way of getting close to a girl without having to speak because always, whenever I opened my mouth, they would leave. In 2007 he made a documentary about Mexican Boxing legend Julio Cesar Chávez, and in 2010 he made his debut as a Director of an art film. On December 29, 1979, Diego Luna Alexander was born to Alejandro Luna and Fiona Alexander in Toluca, Mexico, but was raised in Mexico City. It's like [I want to say to the parents], "Oh, why are you doing that? It keeps you in contact with your feelings. A year after the acquaintance and rapid development of the love affair, the couple made their relationship official. At the same time, the star pleased his many fans with the American comedy movie, Casa de Mi Padre, in which he brilliantly played in tandem with Will Ferrell. In 2010, Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal appeared on the screens together again. © EN.24SMI.ORG, 2018 - 2020. "Participant Media Picks Up Diego Luna's Historical Drama 'Chavez' for North America. [6], Luna acted in his first play at age seven. [when asked what the most important thing is in life] That's easy: having someone to love and being loved. Childhood and youth . The film was nominated for the leading world movie award, the Oscars, for best screenplay. World recognition came to the actor after the release of the drama movie Y Tu mamá también as well as cult motion pictures Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Milk, and Rudo y Cursi. His mother died when Diego was only two, in a car accident. And in 1992, Luna, along with his childhood friend Gael García Bernal pleased viewers with a wonderful telenovela El abuelo y yo (English: The Grandpa and Me), which in Mexico was watched by almost every citizen. When I was growing up in the theater, there were all these amazing girls telling me about the guy who broke their heart. His father often took him to the set and the theater. His father is Mexican and his mother was British, of Scottish and English descent. But the personal life of Diego Luna and Camila Sodi soon began falling apart. World recognition came to this Mexican after the release of the drama movie of the famous director Alfonso Cuarón, Y Tu Mamá También (English: And Your Mother Too). I'm looking for people that I can learn from and to have the chance to work with people that I admire. I've been living a huge lie! If you're my fan, it's your problem, but it's not your son's problem!". He soon became immersed in his father's passion, entertainment - Alejandro is the most acclaimed living theatre, cinema and opera set designer in Mexico.From an early age he began acting working in tv, movies, and theater. Alejandro would bring Diego to the sets and mentor him in different aspects of art, cultivating a desire to become an actor and uphold the family tradition. It happened in 1989. Diego Luna Alexander was born on December 29, 1979 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Alejandro Luna and Fiona Alexander, who worked as a costume designer. Official Sites. [15] The organization received the prestigious Washington Office on Latin America's Human Rights Award in 2011. His mother, Fiona Alexander, was a British costume designer of Scottish and English descent. Diego Luna came to the stage at the age of seven, receiving a small role in the play. So why did he go back to Mexico? their respective owners. This movie made it possible for me to work in Spain and in Hollywood, and it brought me the attention to do interviews in a country that is not mine. Along with actor Gael Bernal and producer Pablo Cruz, he has co-founded a production company named, Canana Films. When I was really young I used to lie a lot. Diego Luna Alexander (born 29 December 1979) is a Mexican actor, producer and director. His next role in the Mexican soap opera El abuelo y yo (1992). Diego Luna: biography Diego Luna's movies have been extremely popular in the last two decades.

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