Diego Luna

Actor
Acting was the birthright of Diego Luna, whose parents were both involved in the theatrical arts. A soap star since childhood in his native Mexico, Luna, along with best friend Gael Garca Bernal, created an ... Read more »
Born: 12/29/1979 in Mexico

Filmography

Actor (35)

Blood Father 2015 (Movie)

Jonah (Actor)

The Book of Life 2014 (Movie)

Manolo (Voice)

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elysium 2013 (Movie)

Julio (Actor)

Casa De Mi Padre 2012 (Movie)

Raul (Actor)

Contraband 2012 (Movie)

Gonzalo (Actor)

Hecho En Mexico 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Rudo y Cursi 2009 (Movie)

Beto (Actor)

Fade to Black 2008 (Movie)

Tommaso Moreno (Actor)

Milk 2008 (Movie)

Jack Lira (Actor)

Mister Lonely 2008 (Movie)

Michael Jackson (Actor)

Walking Vengeance 2008 (Movie)

Gabriel (Actor)

El Bufalo De La Noche 2006 (Movie)

Manuel (Actor)

The 2005 MTV Europe Music Video Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Un Mundo Maravilloso 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Solo Dios Sabe 2005 (Movie)

Damian (Actor)

Criminal 2004 (Movie)

Rodrigo (Actor)

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights 2004 (Movie)

Javier Suarez (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nicotina 2004 (Movie)

Lolo (Actor)

The Terminal 2004 (Movie)

Enrique Cruz (Actor)

Open Range 2003 (Movie)

John "Button" Weatheral (Actor)

Soldados De Salamina 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Todo El Poder 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fidel 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Frida 2002 (Movie)

Alejandro "Alex" (Actor)

Y Tu Mamá También 2002 (Movie)

Tenoch Iturbide (Actor)

Atletico San Pancho 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Before Night Falls 2000 (Movie)

Carlos (Actor)

El Cometa 1999 (Movie)

Victor (Actor)

Un Dulce Olor a Muerte 1998 (Movie)

Ramon (Actor)

Ambar 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (16)

Ardor 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Paraíso 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cesar Chavez 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Manto Acuífero 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Miss Bala 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Abel 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Machete Language 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Revolucion 2010 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

I'm Gonna Explode 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sin Nombre 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Chavez 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cochochi 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Drama/Mex 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Déficit 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

El Bufalo De La Noche 2006 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Solo Dios Sabe 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (6)

Cesar Chavez 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Mr. Pig 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Cinespañol 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Abel 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Revolucion 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Chavez 2007 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

Mr. Pig 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Abel 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (1)

The Book of Life 2014 (Movie)

("I Will Wait") (Song Performer)

Biography

Acting was the birthright of Diego Luna, whose parents were both involved in the theatrical arts. A soap star since childhood in his native Mexico, Luna, along with best friend Gael García Bernal, created an international stir with their sizzling chemistry in the erotic coming-of-age smash, "Y tu mamá también" ("And Your Mother Too") (2001). His subsequent big-budget American movies - especially his starring turn as the Patrick Swayze-inspired lead in "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights" (2004) - disappointed, and Luna retreated to artsier fare, essaying a Michael Jackson impersonator in Harmony Korine's challenging "Mister Lonely" (2007). His Mexican films, like the smash mob thriller "Nicotina" (2003), continued to be enormous hits, and his reunion with Bernal in the country brothers-fighting-in-the-big-city comedy "Rudo y Cursi" ("Rude and Tacky") (2008) was no exception. After receiving mixed reviews for his small, flashy role in the Oscar-winning "Milk" (2008), Luna began to branch out into directing with the well-received dramedy "Abel" (2010). While he remained somewhat under the celebrity radar in mainstream America, especially in comparison to Bernal, Luna continued to work steadily in front of and behind the camera.

Relationships

Fiona Alexander

Mother
Died in a car accident in 1982 when Diego was only two years old

Alejandro Luna

Father

Fiona Luna

Daughter
Born July 1, 2010 in Mexico City; mother, Camila Sodi; named after Diego's late mother

Jeronimo Luna

Son
Born Aug. 12, 2008; mother, Camila Sodi

Camila Sodi Actor

Wife
Married Feb. 5, 2008 Confirmed separation March 21, 2013

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Will Ferrell and frequent collaborator Gael García Bernal in Spanish-language comedy "Casa de mi Padre"

2012

Acted in the crime drama in "Contraband" opposite Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale

2008

Reteamed with Gael García Bernal in "Rudo y Cursi"

2008

Portrayed slain politician Harvey Milk's (Sean Penn) lover in director Gus Van Sant's biopic "Milk"

2004

Appeared in "Criminal," the English-language version of the Argentine hit "Nine Queens"

2004

Starred opposite Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones in "The Terminal"

2004

Starred in "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights"

2003

Cast in the Kevin Costner directed "Open Range"

2002

Featured in a small role in the Salma Hayek vehicle "Frida," a biopic of the controversial artist

2002

Cast in the Showtime miniseries "Fidel"

2001

Co-starred with Gael García Bernal as two teens on a road trip in the breakout Mexican hit "Y Tu Mamá También," directed by Alfonso Cuarón

2000

Appeared in the critically acclaimed "Before Night Falls"

1992

Landed role in the Mexican soap opera "El Abuelo Y Yo"

1985

Made acting debut in the stage play "De Pelicula"

Bonus Trivia

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"I didn't go to university, and so, every time that I work, I'm looking for a teacher in a way. I'm looking for people that I can learn from and to have the chance to work with people that I admire, and it's been happening, but I want to always keep going with my career in Spanish because it's my first language and it's where I decided that I wanted to be an actor." – Luna quoted in Cinema Confidential, Feb. 26, 2004

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"When you say, 'I want a blonde who has nothing to do with acting,' you find a beautiful, dark-skinned actress. You never know." – Luna quoted in People magazine, June 28, 2004

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