Luna, Diego 1979–

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LUNA, Diego 1979–


Some sources cite full name as Diego Luna Alexander; born December 29, 1979, in Mexico City, Mexico; son of Alejandro Luna (a set designer) and Fiona Alexander (a costume designer). Avocational Interests: Playing soccer and dominoes.


Agent—Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., Third Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Publicist—Baker/Winokur/Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor, West Tower, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actor and producer.

Awards, Honors:

Masculine Revelation Award, Association of Theatre Reviewers (Mexico), c. 1997, for El cantaro roto; Best Young Actor Award, Berlin International Film Festival, Best Actor Award, Valdivia International Film Festival, and Marcello Mastroianni Award, Venice International Film Festival, all with Gael Garcia Bernal, all 2001, MTV Movie awards Latin America, best kiss (with Maribel Verdu) and best insult (with Gael Garcia Bernal), and MTV Movie Award Latin America nomination (with Gael Garcia Bernal), best kiss, all 2002, for Y tu mama tambien; Best Comic Actor Award, Association of Theatre Reviewers (Mexico), c. 2002, for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare; Breakthrough of the Year Award, Movieline's Hollywood, 2003, and MTV Movie Award Mexico nomination, best Diego Luna in a movie, 2004, both for Open Range; MTV Movie Award Mexico nomination, best Diego Luna in a movie, 2004, for Soldados de Salamina; MTV Movie awards Mexico, favorite actor, worst smoker, and best Diego Luna in a movie, and MTV Movie Award Mexico nomination, best turn–on, all 2004, for Nicotina.


Film Appearances:

Antonieta, MCA/Universal Home Video, 1982.

El ultimo fin de ano (short film; also known as The Last New Year), [Mexico], 1991.

Ambar (also known as Amber), Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografia, 1994.

Dos, Morena, Videocine, 1995.

Leon, Un hilito de sangre (also known as A Trickle of Blood), Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica, 1995.

Esteban, Todo el poder (also known as Gimme the Power), Venevision International, 1999.

Ramon, Un dulce olor a muerte (also known as A Sweet Scent of Death), 1999.

Victor, El cometa (also known as The Comet and L'annee de la comete), Columbia/TriStar Films de Espana/Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografia/Swift Distribution, 1999.

Carlos, Before Night Falls (also known as Antes que anochezca), Fine Line/Grandview Pictures, 2000.

Postman, Atletico San Pancho (also known as Never Too Young to Dream), Altavista Films, 2001.

Tenoch Iturbide, Y tu mama tambien (also known as And Your Mother Too), IFC Films, 2001.

Todos los aviones del mundo, Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematograficos, 2001.

Alejandro Gonzalez Arias, Frida, Miramax, 2002.

Fede, Ciudades oscuras (also known as Dark Cities and Dark City), Altavista Films/Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografia, 2002.

Sancho, Vampires: Los muertos (also known as John Carpenter's "Vampires: Los muertos"), Screen Gems/Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2002.

Gaston, Soldados de Salamina (also known as Soldiers of Salamina), Primer Plano Film Group, 2003.

John "Button" Weatheral, Open Range, Buena Vista, 2003.

Lolo, Nicotina (also known as Cigarros, desamores y 20 diamantes), Arenas Entertainment, 2003.

Carambola, Pata de Gallo Productions, 2003.

Enrique Cruz, The Terminal, DreamWorks, 2004.

Javier Suarez, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (also known as Dirty Dancing 2), Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Rodrigo, Criminal, Warner Bros., 2004.

Amapola, Altavista Films, 2005.

Solo dios sabe (also known as Only God Knows), Dezenove Filmes/Miravista/Sincronia, 2005.

Tu vida en 65 minutos, Alquimia Cinema, 2005.

Film Producer:

Tiro de gracia, Pequeno Teatro de Mexico, 2003.

Solo dios sabe (also known as Only God Knows), Dezenove Filmes/Miravista/Sincronia, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Luis, El abuelo y yo (telenovela), [Mexico], beginning 1992.

Quique, El premio mayor, [Mexico], beginning 1995.

Claudio, El amor de mi vida, [Mexico], beginning 1998.

Eugenio Roman Franco, La vida en el espejo (also known as El proyecto and La otra mirada), [Mexico], beginning 1999.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Renato Guitart, Fidel, Showtime, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

MTV Presents Teen People Magazine's 25 Hottest Stars under 25, MTV, 2003.

Himself, Inside "The Terminal" (documentary), HBO, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Cohost, MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, MTV Latin America, 2002.

Host, Second Annual MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, MTV Latin America, 2003.

Cohost, XVIII premios Goya, Television Espanola (Spain), 2004.

Himself, MTV Movie Awards Mexico 2004, MTV Mexico and MTV Latin America, 2004.

The 76th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, Lo mas plus, 2001 and 2004.

Himself, Despierta America!, 2004.

Himself, The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

De pelicula, la tarea, 1985.

El cantaro roto, c. 1996.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Mexico City, Mexico, beginning c. 2001.

Appeared in other productions, including The Broken Jar, Mexico; and in Comedia clandtina and Moliere.

Stage Producer:

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Mexico City, Mexico, beginning c. 2001.



Beyond the "Open Range," Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2004.



Cinema Confidential, February 26, 2004.

Interview, April, 2002, p. 66; February, 2003, p. 140; September, 2004, pp. 158–63.

People Weekly, June 28, 2004.

Premiere, October, 2004, p. 33.

Teen Vogue, April, 2004.