Diego Luna Alexander (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjeɣo ˈluna aleksanˈdeɾ]; born December 29, 1979) is a Mexican actor, director, and producer. He has appeared in many films, including Y tu mamá también, Open Range, Milk, Rudo y Cursi, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He also played the character of Enrique Cruz in the 2004 film "The Terminal" starring Tom Hanks.
Luna in 2018
Diego Luna Alexander
December 29, 1979
|Residence||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Other names||Alexander García|
(m. 2008; div. 2013)
Luna was born in Toluca and raised in Mexico City. His mother, Fiona Alexander, was a British costume designer of Scottish and English descent. She died in a car accident when Luna was two years old. His father, Alejandro Luna, is a theater, film, and opera set designer who reinforced the importance of theater and the arts in his life. 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.
Luna starred as Tenoch Iturbide in Y Tu Mamá También (2001), a Mexican road trip movie. This role brought him international stardom.
In 2002, Luna starred in Vampires: Los Muertos and the Oscar-winning Frida. He also appeared in Open Range (2003), Havana Nights: Dirty Dancing 2 (2004) (a prequel to 'Dirty Dancing'), Criminal (2004), Only God Knows (2006), Fade to Black (2006), Mister Lonely (2007), Rudo y Cursi (2008), Just Walking (2008), Milk (2008), and Elysium (2013).
Luna and García Bernal co-founded Ambulante A.C., an organization and film festival working to bring documentary films to recommended places. The organization received the prestigious Washington Office on Latin America's Human Rights Award in 2011. In January 2015, Luna narrated a video about the obstacles faced by children migrating from their home countries and seeking refuge in the US.
Luna married Camila Sodi in February 2008; they were divorced in March 2013. They have two children: Jerónimo (b. August 12, 2008), and Fiona (b. July 1, 2010), named after Luna's mother.
|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||Soldados de Salamina||Gastón|
|2004||Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights||Javier Suarez|
|2004||The Terminal||Enrique Cruz|
|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||Rudo y Cursi||Beto|
|2012||Casa de Mi Padre||Raul|
|2014||César Chávez||N/A||Director and producer|
|2014||The Book of Life||Manolo Sanchez (voice)|
|2016||The Bad Batch||Jimmy|
|2016||Rogue One||Cassian Andor|
|2018||If Beale Street Could Talk||Pedrocito|
|2019||Berlin, I Love You||Drag Queen|
|2019||A Rainy Day in New York||Francisco Vega|
|1992||El abuelo y yo||Luis|
|1995||El premio mayor||Quique Domínguez||Recurring|
|1999||La vida en el espejo||Eugenio Román Franco||Telenovela|
|2002||Fidel||Renato Guitart||Television film|
|2013||American Dad!||Mauricio (voice)||Episode: "Poltergasm"|
|2015||Casanova||Giacomo Casanova||Amazon Studios pilot|
|2018||Trollhunters||Krel (voice)||Episode: "In Goods Hands"|
|2018-present||Narcos: Mexico||Félix Gallardo||Lead role|
|2018-19||3 Below||Krel (voice)||Lead role|
|2002||Marcello Mastroianni Award||Best Actor (shared with Gael García Bernal)||Y tu mamá también||Won|
|MTV Movie Awards||Best Insult (shared with Gael García Bernal)||Won|
|Best Kiss (shared with Maribel Verdú and Gael García Bernal)||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: A Star Wars Story||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor||Nominated|
|2018||Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association||Best Ensemble||If Beale Street Could Talk||Nominated|
|Seattle Film Critics Society||Best Ensemble Cast||Pending|
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- "Ana Lily Amirpour's Cannibal Film Gets Interesting Cast - Bloody Disgusting!". 20 March 2015.
- "Diego Luna Says Being in Novelas Prepared Him for Upcoming 'Rogue One' Series". Remezcla. August 27, 2019.
- "'Narcos: Mexico' Sets Diego Luna, Scoot McNairy as Season 2 Stars". The Hollywood Reporter.
- "'Narcos: Mexico' Premiere: 'It Doesn't Have a Happy Ending' - The New York Times".
- Fernandez, Jay A. "Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna's Canana Films to Start Filming 'La Ultima Pelicula' in Mexico Dec. 16". www.indiewire.com.
- Wilkinson, Tracy. "Diego Luna's Cesar Chavez Movie Marches in Mexico." Los Angeles Times. July 1, 2012. Accessed 2012-10-14.
- "Un Certain Regard Jury 2016". Cannes Film Festival. 28 April 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-05-01. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
- "Ambulante A.C." Ambulante A.C. 1 June 2012. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
- "WOLA's Human Rights Awards". Washington Office on Latin America. 20 September 2011. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
- "Board of Directors". Washington Office on Latin America. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
- "Nuevo video de WOLA narrado por Diego Luna y reporte: Niños migrantes mexicanos olvidados en la frontera". Washington Office on Latin America. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
- "Diego Luna and Wife Announce Split". Fox News Latino. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
- "Diego Luna and Camila Sodi Welcome Son Jerónimo". People. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 19 April 2011.
- Leon, Anya (2 July 2010). "Diego Luna, Camila Sodi Welcome Daughter Fiona". People. Retrieved 19 April 2011.
- Buchanan, Kyle (14 April 2011). "Will Ferrell's Spanish-Language Movie: ¿Qué?". New York Magazine. Retrieved 19 April 2011.
- McClintock, Pamela. "Participant Media Picks Up Diego Luna's Historical Drama 'Chavez' for North America." The Hollywood Reporter. June 5, 2012. Accessed 2012-10-14.
- Vena, Jocelyn (4 November 2011). "Katy Perry, Diego Luna Break Up In 'One That Got Away' Tease". MTV. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
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