Diego Luna

Lowest Rated: 4% Flatliners (2017)
Birthday: Dec 29, 1979
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
By the time director Alfonso Cuarón's Y Tu Mamá También took stateside arthouse theaters by storm in the early months of 2002, actor Diego Luna had been a fixture of Mexican film and television for nearly a decade. Though his breakout success could only be hinted at when he appeared in director Julian Schnabel's critically acclaimed drama Before Night Falls the previous year, it was his turn as a naïve, sex-starved teen in Cuarón's coming-of-age comedy drama that catapulted him to international stardom. A native of Mexico City whose mother died in a car accident when he was a mere two years old, Diego Luna was left to be raised by his father, Alejandro -- widely renowned as one of Mexico's most talented set designers. The draw of the entertainment industry, to which his father's work exposed him, proved too irresistible for the talented aspiring actor, and before long, Luna was refining his skills on both stage and screen. Following his debut in the 1991 short film El Último Fin de Año (The Last New Year), Luna appeared opposite childhood pal Gael García Bernal in the popular television soap opera El Abuelo y Yo (1992). His star quickly rising, Luna was soon noticed by casting directors, and in 1996, he took the lead for the musical drama El Cometa and the thriller Un Dulce Olor a Muerte (both 1999). To those who saw the films, it was obvious that the young star had leading-man talent, though it was a partnership with longtime friend Bernal that truly sparked both actors' careers. Y Tu Mamá También was released in Mexico in June of 2001 to huge box-office success, and it didn't take the rest of the world long to wonder what all of the fuss was about. Alternately funny, moving, sad, and affecting, the story of two hormone-fueled friends (Luna and Bernal) who hit the road with a sexy free spirit (Maribel Verdú) drew controversy for its overt sexuality. But those willing to look past that aspect were treated to a touching tale of friendship, loss, and the importance of living every moment of life to its fullest. With international offers subsequently flooding his doorstep, Luna remained in Mexico for a trio of films before accepting supporting roles in Frida and Vampires: Los Muertos in 2002. His status as an international star was confirmed when director Kevin Costner cast Luna in the 2003 Western Open Range. Following high-profile roles in Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights and Criminal (both 2004) the young star stepped before the camera for none other than Steven Spielberg for the 2004 drama The Terminal, which was inspired by the true-life tale of Iranian refugee Merhan Karimi Nasseri. He worked steadily, reteaming with Bernal in 2008 for the soccer drama Rudo y Cursi. That same year he was a producer on the well-reviewed Sin Nombre, and appeared as one of Harvey Milk's lovers in the award-winning biopic by director Gus Van Sant. In 2012 he had a small part in the thriller Contraband, and had a major part, again alongside Bernal, in the Will Ferrell Spanish-language comedy Casa de mi Padre.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
12% Berlin, I Love You Drag Queen 2019
95% If Beale Street Could Talk Pedrocito 2019
No Score Yet Crow: The Legend Moth 2018
4% Flatliners Ray $16.9M 2017
84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Captain Cassian Andor $532.2M 2016
89% Blood Father Jonah 2016
62% Mr. Pig (Sr. Pig) Producer Screenwriter Director 2016
82% The Book of Life Manolo 2014
38% Cesar Chavez Director Producer $5.6M 2014
100% I Stay with You (Me quedo contigo) Actor 2014
66% Elysium Julio $90.9M 2013
93% Abel Screenwriter Producer 2013
No Score Yet Hecho En Mexico Actor $0.2M 2012
41% Casa de mi padre Raul $5.9M 2012
87% Miss Bala Executive Producer 2012
51% Contraband Gonzalo $66.5M 2012
No Score Yet Revolución Screenwriter Director Producer 2010
73% Rudo y Cursi Beto 'El Rudo' (Tough) Verdusco $1.8M 2009
88% Sin Nombre Executive Producer $2.5M 2009
93% Milk Jack Lira $31.8M 2008
No Score Yet Sólo quiero caminar (Just Walking) Gabriel 2008
74% Voy a Explotar (I'm Gonna Explode) Executive Producer 2008
No Score Yet El Premio Mayor Actor 2008
No Score Yet Cochochi Executive Producer 2007
No Score Yet The Night Buffalo (El Bufalo de la Noche) Actor 2007
46% Mister Lonely Michael Jackson 2007
No Score Yet A Wonderful World Actor 2007
No Score Yet J.C. Chavez Actor Director Producer 2007
29% Fade to Black Tommaso 2006
35% Drama/Mex Executive Producer 2006
No Score Yet Night Buffalo Actor 2006
No Score Yet Solo Dios Sabe (Only God Knows) Damián 2005
69% Criminal Rodrigo $0.8M 2004
45% Nicotina Lolo $0.9M 2004
60% The Terminal Enrique Cruz $77.1M 2004
23% Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Javier Suarez $14.2M 2004
No Score Yet Atlético San Pancho Actor 2004
79% Open Range Button $58.3M 2003
No Score Yet Carambola Actor 2003
No Score Yet Soldados de Salamina Gaston 2003
75% Frida Alejandro Gomez $25.7M 2002
20% Vampires: Los Muertos Sancho 2002
No Score Yet Ciudades Oscuras Fede 2002
92% Y Tu Mama Tambien Tenoch $13.7M 2001
No Score Yet Un Dulce Olor a Muerte Ramon 1999
No Score Yet Todo el poder (Gimme the Power) Esteban 1999
No Score Yet El Cometa Director Victor 1999
No Score Yet Ambar Actor 1994
No Score Yet The Night Buffalo Actor 1939

TV

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No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
Guest
  • 2019
89% Narcos
2015-2017
  • 2018
89% Narcos: Mexico
2018
Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Appearing Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2013
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Casanova
100% Tales of Arcadia: 3Below
2018
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