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Diego Luna

Mexican Director & Actor Known for His Roles in "Narcos: Mexico" & "Rogue One"; Co-Founder of 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.

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Diego Luna

Mexican Director & Actor Known for His Roles in "Narcos: Mexico" & "Rogue One"; Co-Founder of 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.

Diego Luna Videos

  • Actor Diego Luna: 'Violence is everywhere' in homeland Mexico ...
    Diego Luna isn't optimistic about life in his home country of Mexico right now -- and he says the incoming new government has ...
  • 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 ...
  • Diego Luna on Uprising.MOV

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  • How to book Diego Luna?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Diego Luna for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form 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 pricing information and check availability for Diego Luna or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Diego Luna?

    Booking fees for Diego Luna, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Diego Luna, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Diego Luna?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Diego Luna for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form 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 talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Diego Luna or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Diego Luna or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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 Gina Rodriguez, Rita Moreno, Diane Guerrero, Michael Pena and J.R. Martinez. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Diego Luna for an upcoming event.

Diego Luna Speaker Videos

  • Actor Diego Luna: 'Violence is everywhere' in homeland Mexico ...
    Diego Luna isn't optimistic about life in his home country of Mexico right now -- and he says the incoming new government has ...
    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 ...
  • Diego Luna on Uprising.MOV
    Elysium: Diego Luna "Julio" On Set Interview

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