Diego Luna Alexander
29 December 1979
|Other names||Alexander García|
(m. 2008; div. 2013)
Diego Luna Alexander (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjeɣo ˈluna aleksanˈdeɾ]; born 29 December 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, Berlin, I Love You and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He played drug trafficker Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo in the first two seasons of Narcos: Mexico.
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 and his frequent co-star Gael Garcia Bernal were friends from infancy; their mothers were close friends.
Luna acted in his first play at age seven. As a child actor, he appeared in several telenovelas.
Luna starred as Tenoch Iturbide alongside Gael García Bernal in Y Tu Mamá También (2001), a Mexican road trip movie. A critical and box office success, the role role brought him international stardom. The film also was the beginning series of high profile collaborations with childhood friend García Bernal, with whom he would costar in several films and go on to establish Canana Films.
In 2002, Luna starred in Vampires: Los Muertos and the Oscar-winning Frida. He also appeared in Open Range (2003), The Terminal (2004) alongside Tom Hanks, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004) (a Cuban-based sequel 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).
In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), he portrayed Cassian Andor, a captain and intelligence officer of the Rebel Alliance, starring alongside Felicity Jones. He will reprise the role in an upcoming Disney+ series centered around the character. In December 2020, he confirmed that the production of the series has begun in London on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
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.[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.[better source needed]
|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|
|2017||Crow: The Legend||Moth (voice)||Short film|
|2018||If Beale Street Could Talk||Pedrocito|
|2019||Berlin, I Love You||Drag Queen|
|2019||A Rainy Day in New York||Francisco Vega|
|2021||Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans||Krel Tarron (voice)||Netflix film; Lead role|
|2022||DC League of Super-Pets||TBA (voice)|
|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: Tales of Arcadia||Krel Tarron (voice)||Episode: "In Good Hands"|
|2018–2020||Narcos: Mexico||Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo||Lead role; 20 episodes|
|2018–2019||3Below: Tales of Arcadia||Krel Tarron (voice)||Lead role|
|2020||Home Movie: The Princess Bride||Inigo Montoya||Miniseries|
|2020||Wizards: Tales of Arcadia||Krel Tarron (voice)||Episodes: "Wizard Underground", "Dragon's Den" and "Our Final Act".|
|2020||Pan y Circo||Himself||Talkshow|
|2022||Andor||Cassian Andor||Lead role and executive producer|
|2011||"The One That Got Away"||Katy Perry||Artist Boyfriend|
|2018||"El beso"||Mon Laferte||Man|
|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||Nominated|
|2019||Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Actor in a Drama Series||Narcos Mexico||Nominated|
|Platino Awards||Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV series||Won|
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- "'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".
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- "Un Certain Regard Jury 2016". Cannes Film Festival. 28 April 2016. Archived from the original on 1 May 2016. 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.
- Ramos, Dino-Ray. "Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal Join Exile's Creative Advisory Board With Chair Adam Grant". Deadline. PMC. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
- "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.
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