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Diego Luna

Mexican Director and Actor; Best Known for "Narcos: Mexico" & "Rogue One"; Co-Founder, Canana Films

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Diego Luna Biography

Born in Mexico City, Diego Luna Alexander had show business in his blood. He was the son of Alejandro Luna, a famous Mexican set designer, and Fiona Alexander, an English costume designer who tragically died in a car accident when Luna was two. At age seven, Luna took on his first acting role in the stage play "De Película." By age 13 he landed the role of Luis in the television soap opera "El Abuelo Y Yo" alongside a young Gael García Bernal and the two quickly became best friends. In 1995, Luna appeared in his biggest feature film role up to that point, "Un hilito de sangre" ("A Trickle of Blood") starring as León, a 14-year-old who follows his dream woman to Guadalajara. English-speaking audiences had their first, fleeting glimpse of Luna when he filmed a small role as a childhood friend of Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas (the Oscar-nominated Javier Bardem) in the successful "Before Night Falls" (2000).

Luna broke through globally with Alfonso Cuarón's rapturously received "Y tu mamá también" ("And Your Mother Too") (2001) alongside longtime buddy Bernal. A dreamy road trip movie about an older woman traveling with two hormonally-charged teenage boys, the film intelligently explored the teens' erotic awakening as well as portraying the mature woman's wise and wry analysis - especially with a sexual twist that surprised many. The film was a hit in its native Mexico and earned numerous critical awards in America, including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Film and an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Luna and Bernal also shared the prestigious Mastroianni Prize for Best Young Actor at the 2001 Venice Film Festival for their performances.

For his first English-speaking lead role, Luna swiveled his hips as the star of the strange, semi-sequel "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights" (2004). Luna was able to grab a plum supporting role in Steven Spielberg's bittersweet comedy "The Terminal" (2004), starring Tom Hanks as a man trapped inside JFK International Airport when he is denied entry into the United States, as well as a return flight to his fictional native country.

Luna also began to move into directing, lensing the documentary short "J.C. Chávez" (2007) about the life and career of the Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez. Reuniting with Bernal proved a good career move for Luna, as the two formed a production and business company together, Canana Films, as well as starred in Carlos Cuarón's "Rudo y Cursi" ("Rude and Tacky"). Luna returned to a big-budget, critically beloved movies with Gus Van Sant's successful biopic of the gay rights leader Harvey "Milk" (2008).

In 2010, Luna returned behind the camera to co-write and direct "Abel," the winning, strange tale of an unusual nine-year-old boy who literally steps into his missing father's shoes to become the "man of the house." The offbeat dramedy received good reviews. Still wearing his director's hat, Luna signed up to lens a segment of the short-film anthology, "Revolución" (2010).

For the fourth time, Luna reunited with fellow friend Bernal in the American Spanish-language comedy film "Casa de Mi Padre" with Will Ferrell. In June 2012, he began directing his first English-language film "Cesar Chávez," a biopic about the life of American labor eponymous leader, who founded the United Farm Workers.

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.

He and Bernal, co-founded Ambulante A.C., their organization and film festival that works to bring documentary films to places where they are rarely shown. Ambulante was awarded the Washington Office on Latin America's prestigious Human Rights Award in 2011.

In October 2019, Luna and Bernal announced they were joining the Creative Advisory Board for TV and Film development company EXILE Content.

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  • How do I book Diego Luna to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Diego Luna for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Diego Luna, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Diego Luna or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Diego Luna

    Speaking fees for Diego Luna, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Diego Luna are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and $50,000 - $100,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Diego Luna, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Diego Luna speak about?

    Diego Luna is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Actors, Hispanic Heritage, Television Personalities, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Diego Luna travel from?

    Diego Luna generally travels from Mexico, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Diego Luna’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Diego Luna for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Diego Luna for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Diego Luna or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Mexican Director and Actor; Best Known for "Narcos: Mexico" & "Rogue One"; Co-Founder, Canana Films

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Diego Luna Biography

Born in Mexico City, Diego Luna Alexander had show business in his blood. He was the son of Alejandro Luna, a famous Mexican set designer, and Fiona Alexander, an English costume designer who tragically died in a car accident when Luna was two. At age seven, Luna took on his first acting role in the stage play "De Película." By age 13 he landed the role of Luis in the television soap opera "El Abuelo Y Yo" alongside a young Gael García Bernal and the two quickly became best friends. In 1995, Luna appeared in his biggest feature film role up to that point, "Un hilito de sangre" ("A Trickle of Blood") starring as León, a 14-year-old who follows his dream woman to Guadalajara. English-speaking audiences had their first, fleeting glimpse of Luna when he filmed a small role as a childhood friend of Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas (the Oscar-nominated Javier Bardem) in the successful "Before Night Falls" (2000).

Luna broke through globally with Alfonso Cuarón's rapturously received "Y tu mamá también" ("And Your Mother Too") (2001) alongside longtime buddy Bernal. A dreamy road trip movie about an older woman traveling with two hormonally-charged teenage boys, the film intelligently explored the teens' erotic awakening as well as portraying the mature woman's wise and wry analysis - especially with a sexual twist that surprised many. The film was a hit in its native Mexico and earned numerous critical awards in America, including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Film and an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Luna and Bernal also shared the prestigious Mastroianni Prize for Best Young Actor at the 2001 Venice Film Festival for their performances.

For his first English-speaking lead role, Luna swiveled his hips as the star of the strange, semi-sequel "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights" (2004). Luna was able to grab a plum supporting role in Steven Spielberg's bittersweet comedy "The Terminal" (2004), starring Tom Hanks as a man trapped inside JFK International Airport when he is denied entry into the United States, as well as a return flight to his fictional native country.

Luna also began to move into directing, lensing the documentary short "J.C. Chávez" (2007) about the life and career of the Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez. Reuniting with Bernal proved a good career move for Luna, as the two formed a production and business company together, Canana Films, as well as starred in Carlos Cuarón's "Rudo y Cursi" ("Rude and Tacky"). Luna returned to a big-budget, critically beloved movies with Gus Van Sant's successful biopic of the gay rights leader Harvey "Milk" (2008).

In 2010, Luna returned behind the camera to co-write and direct "Abel," the winning, strange tale of an unusual nine-year-old boy who literally steps into his missing father's shoes to become the "man of the house." The offbeat dramedy received good reviews. Still wearing his director's hat, Luna signed up to lens a segment of the short-film anthology, "Revolución" (2010).

For the fourth time, Luna reunited with fellow friend Bernal in the American Spanish-language comedy film "Casa de Mi Padre" with Will Ferrell. In June 2012, he began directing his first English-language film "Cesar Chávez," a biopic about the life of American labor eponymous leader, who founded the United Farm Workers.

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.

He and Bernal, co-founded Ambulante A.C., their organization and film festival that works to bring documentary films to places where they are rarely shown. Ambulante was awarded the Washington Office on Latin America's prestigious Human Rights Award in 2011.

In October 2019, Luna and Bernal announced they were joining the Creative Advisory Board for TV and Film development company EXILE Content.

Diego Luna Videos

  • Actor Diego Luna: 'Violence is everywhere' in homeland Mexico
    (21 Nov 2018) Diego Luna isn't optimistic about life in his home country of Mexico right now -- and he says the incoming new government has 'a...
  • Full #ConanMexico Interview With Diego Luna
    "Rogue One" star Diego Luna shares a bottle of mezcal with Conan and discusses Mexican representation in Hollywood. More CONAN @...
  • Elysium: Diego Luna "Julio" On Set Interview
    For more movie news, stories and videos visit: http://www.screenslam.com Join us on...

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  • How do I book Diego Luna to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Diego Luna for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Diego Luna, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Diego Luna or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Diego Luna

    Speaking fees for Diego Luna, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Diego Luna are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and $50,000 - $100,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Diego Luna, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Diego Luna speak about?

    Diego Luna is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Actors, Hispanic Heritage, Television Personalities, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Diego Luna travel from?

    Diego Luna generally travels from Mexico, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Diego Luna’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Diego Luna for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Diego Luna for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Diego Luna or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Diego Luna is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Diego Luna for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Diego Luna generally travels from Mexico and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Oscar Nunez, Diane Guerrero, Dascha Polanco, Oscar Isaac and Gina Rodriguez. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Diego Luna for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Diego Luna Speaker Videos

  • Actor Diego Luna: 'Violence is everywhere' in homeland Mexico
    (21 Nov 2018) Diego Luna isn't optimistic about life in his home country of Mexico right now -- and he says the incoming new government has 'a difficult task ahead' to achieve security and curb...
    Full #ConanMexico Interview With Diego Luna
    "Rogue One" star Diego Luna shares a bottle of mezcal with Conan and discusses Mexican representation in Hollywood. More CONAN @ http://teamcoco.com/video Team Coco is the official YouTube...
  • Elysium: Diego Luna "Julio" On Set Interview
    For more movie news, stories and videos visit: http://www.screenslam.com Join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Screenslam/ Follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/Screenslam

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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