Luna at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival
Diego Luna Alexander
December 29, 1979
|Residence||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Other names||Alexander García|
(m. 2008;div. 2013)
|Parent(s)|| Alejandro Luna |
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 , Milk , Rudo y Cursi , and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story . He is one of the founders and owners of Canana Films.
Milk is a 2008 American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Dustin Lance Black, the film stars Sean Penn as Milk and Josh Brolin as Dan White, a city supervisor who assassinated Milk and Mayor George Moscone. The film was released to much acclaim and earned numerous accolades from film critics and guilds. Ultimately, it received 8 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, winning 2 for Best Actor for Penn and Best Original Screenplay for Black.
Rudo y Cursi is a 2008 Mexican comedy film starring Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal and Guillermo Francella. It is directed by Carlos Cuarón and produced by Cha Cha Cha Films. It is Carlos Cuarón's first full-length movie.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a 2016 American epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards. The screenplay by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy is from a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta. It was produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the first installment of the Star Wars anthology series, set just before the events of A New Hope, and follows a group of rebels on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star, the Galactic Empire's superweapon. The cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, and Forest Whitaker.
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.
Mexico City, or the City of Mexico, is the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America. Mexico City is one of the most important cultural and financial centres in the Americas. It is located in the Valley of Mexico, a large valley in the high plateaus in the center of Mexico, at an altitude of 2,240 meters (7,350 ft). The city has 16 boroughs.
José Alejandro Dionisio Luna Ledesma is a Mexican scenic designer and lighting technician.
Scenic design is the creation of theatrical, as well as film or television scenery. Scenic designers come from a variety of artistic backgrounds, but in recent years, are mostly trained professionals, holding a B.F.A. or M.F.A. degrees in theater arts. Scenic designers design sets and scenery that aim to support the overall artistic goals of the production.
After starring in many telenovelas, Luna and Gael García Bernal now own Canana Films (which with Tom Golden's Golden Phoenix Productions, produces a number of television documentaries about the unsolved murders of three hundred women in Ciudad Juárez).In 2012, Luna directed his first film, the biopic Cesar Chávez , about the eponymous founder of the United Farm Workers. In March 2015, he joined the cast of 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. In Rogue One , he played Cassian Andor, the ally of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones).
A telenovela is a type of limited-run television serial drama or soap opera produced primarily in Latin America. The word combines tele, short for televisión or televisão, and novela, a Spanish and Portuguese word for "novel". Similar genres around the world include teleserye (Philippines), téléroman, or simply dramas. In Spain, they are also called culebrones because of the convoluted plots.
Gael García Bernal is a Mexican actor and producer. García Bernal is best known for his performances in the films Bad Education, The Motorcycle Diaries, Amores perros, Y Tu Mamá También, Babel and Coco, and for his role as Rodrigo de Souza in the Amazon Studios' web television series Mozart in the Jungle. He and Diego Luna founded Canana Films in Mexico City.
Canana Films is a Mexican film production company.
Luna gained greater recognition with American audiences while starring as Mexican drug cartel leader Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo in the Netflix series Narcos: Mexico, which premiered in November 2018.
Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, commonly referred to by his alias El Padrino, is a convicted Mexican drug lord who formed the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s, and controlled almost all of the drug trafficking in Mexico and the corridors along the Mexico–United States border.
Netflix, Inc. is an American media-services provider headquartered in Los Gatos, California, founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California. The company's primary business is its subscription-based streaming OTT service which offers online streaming of a library of films and television programs, including those produced in-house. As of January 2019, Netflix had over 139 million paid subscriptions worldwide, including 58.49 million in the United States, and over 148 million subscriptions total including free trials. It is available almost worldwide except in mainland China, Syria, North Korea, Iran, and Crimea. The company also has offices in the Netherlands, Brazil, India, Japan, and South Korea. Netflix is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
Narcos: Mexico is an American crime drama web television series created and produced by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro that premiered on Netflix on November 16, 2018. It was originally intended to be the fourth season of the Netflix series Narcos, but it was ultimately developed as a companion series. It focuses on the illegal drug trade in Mexico, whereas the parent series centered on the illegal drug trade in Colombia. On December 5, 2018, Netflix renewed the series for a second season.
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.
Camila Sodi is a Mexican singer, actress and model. She is the niece of Thalía and part of the Sodi family.
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 appeared at the Board of Directors and narrated a video about the obstacles faced by children migrating from their home country and seeking refuge in the US.
The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) is a United States non-governmental organization (NGO) whose stated goal is to promote human rights, democracy, and social and economic justice in Latin America and the Caribbean.
|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|
|TBA||A Rainy Day in New York||Post-production|
|1992||El abuelo y yo||Luis|
|1995||El premio mayor||Quique Domínguez||Recurring|
|2002||Fidel||Renato Guitart||Television film|
|2013||American Dad!||Mauricio (voice)||Episode: "Poltergasm"|
|2018||Trollhunters||Krel (voice)||Episode: "In Goods Hands"|
|2018-present||Narcos: Mexico||Félix Gallardo||Lead role|
|2018||3 Below||Krel (voice)||Lead role|
|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||Pending|
Y Tu Mamá También is a 2001 Mexican drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and co-written by Cuarón and his brother Carlos.
The Motorcycle Diaries is a 2004 biopic about the journey and written memoir of the 23-year-old Ernesto Guevara, who would several years later become internationally known as the iconic Marxist guerrilla commander and revolutionary Che Guevara. The film recounts the 1952 expedition, initially by motorcycle, across South America by Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado. As well as being a road movie, the film is a coming-of-age film; as the adventure, initially centered on youthful hedonism, unfolds, Guevara discovers himself transformed by his observations on the life of the impoverished indigenous peasantry. Through the characters they encounter on their continental trek, Guevara and Granado witness first hand the injustices that the destitute face and are exposed to people and social classes they would have never encountered otherwise. To their surprise, the road presents to them both a genuine and captivating picture of Latin American identity. As a result, the trip also plants the initial seed of cognitive dissonance and radicalization within Guevara, who ostensibly would later view armed revolution as a way to challenge the continent's endemic economic inequalities and political repression.
TeleHit is a Mexican cable/satellite television network. Its main programming is music and music videos. It is a network of Televisa and is also available in various countries in Latin America and United States Is part of Televisa Networks, an affiliate of Televisa.
Reyli Barba, most commonly known as Reyli, is a Mexican singer-songwriter. He is also a composer and has written songs for artists such as Alejandro Fernández and Beyoncé Knowles.
Carlos José Cuarón Orozco is a Mexican screenwriter, film producer, and film director. He is the brother of Alfonso Cuarón, and the uncle of Jonás Cuarón.
Universal Music Latin Entertainment, a division of Universal Music Group (Vivendi), is a record company specialized in producing and distributing Latin Music in Mexico, United States and Puerto Rico. UMLE includes famous Latin music labels such as Universal Music Latino, Fonovisa Records, Universal Music Mexico, Capitol Latin, Machete Music and Disa Records.
Alcove Entertainment is an independent film production and finance company, based in the UK and the UAE. Alcove Entertainment has occasionally acted as a distributor for its own films. The company was founded by Amina Dasmal and Robin Fox in 2005.
Mario Alberto Domínguez Zarzar, Aka Mario Domm, is a Mexican producer, composer and singer. A founding member of the pop rock band Band Camila, he has won 4 Latin Grammy Awards; 4 Billboard Awards; 11 Premios Lo Nuestro; 14 SACM awards; 5 Juventud Awards, 5 Telehit awards, 4 MTV Awards, 8 ASCAP Awards, 3 Gaviotas de plata Awards and 3 Gaviotas de Oro Awards, 7 Monitor Latino Awards, 2 Los 40 Principales Awards, 1 Orgullosamente Latino Award, and a recognition as a musical genius by Telehit.
Casa de mi padre is a 2012 Spanish-language American comedy film directed by Matt Piedmont, written by Andrew Steele, and starring Will Ferrell, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna and Génesis Rodríguez. It was described to be in the style of an "overly dramatic telenovela" and tells the story of Armando Álvarez, who must save his father's ranch from a powerful drug lord. Casa de mi padre was released on March 16, 2012.
Four Moons is a 2014 Mexican drama directed by Sergio Tovar Velarde. It stars Antonio Velázquez, Alejandro de la Madrid, César Ramos, Gustavo Egelhaaf, Alonso Echánove, Alejandro Belmonte, Karina Gidi and Juan Manuel Bernal. It was one of fourteen films shortlisted by Mexico to be their submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards, but it lost out to 600 Miles. Alonso Echánove was nominated for an Ariel Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2015 for his role in Cuatro Lunas.
Cesar Chavez is a 2014 Mexican-American biographical film produced and directed by Diego Luna about the life of American labor leader Cesar Chavez, who cofounded the United Farm Workers. The film stars Michael Peña as Chavez. John Malkovich co-stars as the owner of a large industrial grape farm who leads the opposition to Chavez's organizing efforts. It premiered in the Berlinale Special Galas section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.
Samuel Parra Cruz, known professionally as Samo, is a Mexican pop singer and songwriter, born and raised in Veracruz. Samo rose to fame in the late 2000s as a member of the band Camila.
Señorita Pólvora is a television series produced by Teleset for Sony Pictures Television and Televisa, which will be broadcast in the Latin American by TNT. It is the story of a Beauty Queen, who gets involved in a hit, which led to the premature death of her father.
A que no me dejas, formerly known as A que no me dejas, corazón, is a Mexican telenovela produced by Carlos Moreno for Televisa. It is a remake of the Mexican telenovela Amor en silencio, produced in 1988.
Compadres is a 2016 Mexican-American action comedy-drama film directed by Enrique Begne and co-written with Ted Perkins and Gabriel Ripstein. This film featured a cast of Mexican and American actors made up of Omar Chaparro, Aislinn Derbez, José Sefami, Erick Elías, Camila Sodi, Joaquín Cosío, Héctor Jimenez, Eric Roberts, Rip Torn, Joey Morgan and Kevin Pollack.
Tatiana Huezo Sánchez is a film director of Salvadoran and Mexican nationality, residing in Mexico. Her first film, El lugar más pequeño (2011), a documentary about the Salvadoran Civil War, has been awarded internationally. In 2016 she premiered Tempestad, the story of two women who suffer the consequences of human trafficking in Mexico. It received the 2016 Fénix Award for Best Documentary.
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