Diego Luna net worth: Diego Luna is a Mexican actor and director who has a net worth of $4 million dollars. Diego Luna was born in Mexico City, Mexico, and grew up surrounded by theatre and film. Both of his parents were acclaimed theatre and film designers, and he began performing when he was a youngster in the early 80s. He gained some interest when he was cast in the telenovela “El Abuelo y yo” alongside his friend and fellow actor, Gabriel Garcia Bernal. He became an international star when he again worked opposite Bernal in the hit film, “Y Tu Mama Tambien”. Ever since then, he has gone back and forth between Hollywood films and independent endeavors in both US and Mexico. He has appeared in such endeavors as “Frida”, “Vampires: Los Muertos”, “Open Range”, “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights”, “The Terminal”, “Fade to Black”, “Mister Lonely”, “Rudo y Cursi”, “Milk”, and “Elysium”.
Co-founder of the production company Canana Films [mx] along with childhood friend and fellow actor Gael García Bernal and Mexican producer Pablo Cruz. The company focuses on Mexican - and Latin American-themed features that deal with social justice issues.
I thought I danced really well and everyone in Mexico did, but then we got here to Puerto Rico and I started to see everyone dancing and I got so depressed... I've been living a huge lie!
When I was growing up in the theater, there were all these amazing girls telling me about the guy who broke their heart. And I was always wishing that it was me.
If being a sex symbol means you have lots of sex, then I am glad to be a sex symbol. But in real life I'm not. That doesn't happen.
When I was really young I used to lie a lot. Now I get paid to do it. I find sides I don't get to explore in real life. Like, I had to do a sex scene before I had sex. I was 13, 14, and it was my first love experience with 25 people in front of me. Acting is therapy. It keeps you in contact with your feelings.
[when asked the most outrageous thing that's happened to him since becoming famous] Meeting kids who have been named Diego because of me. It's like [I want to say to the parents], "Oh, why are you doing that? If you're my fan, it's your problem, but it's not your son's problem!".
[when asked what the most important thing is in life] That's easy: having someone to love and being loved. And having the chance to work with people I admire. Those are my priorities.
[on Y Tu Mamá También (2001)] When you do something small but you put your whole heart into it, it can be very powerful. It can change your whole world. This movie made it possible for me to work in Spain and in Hollywood, and it brought me the attention to do interviews in a country that is not mine. I think one of the things that made the movie so successful here is that it's not a movie that you can imagine being made in America.
I'm a terrible dancer. I need to be really drunk and see a beautiful girl over there. It was a way of getting close to a girl without having to speak because always, whenever I opened my mouth, they would leave. So, dancing was a chance to keep them close.
No, though, I'm not a dancer. I'm a one routine dancer. I can do what you see in the movie [Havana Nights], but if you ask me to do something else, it'd take me another two months.
I didn't go to university, and so, every time that I work, I'm looking for a teacher in a way. I'm looking for people that I can learn from and to have the chance to work with people that I admire.
[on Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)] That was the greatest movie that I've been in so far and the one I love the most, I had the chance to work with my best friend and a director that I admire a lot. I won a lot confidence in my work after that.
[on living in Mexico] I still have my house in Mexico City. In fact, when I'm there, I perform in a play called The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Whenever I have a chance, I go to Mexico to be in it. This year has been a bit crazy for me. I haven't been in my country at all.
[on Hollywood] This is the place where they make the most movies and I want to work here. But I don't have this feeling like, oh, I want to live in the United States and make movies and become famous just because the money is here. I like to make movies that tell stories that I care about. I wish someday that a movie like Y Tu Mama could be made in America.
[on ideal women] Someone who surprises me, someone who makes me laugh, and someone who has her own life and wants to share that with me. I hate those relationships where someone is just following the other person around, you know?