Diego Luna: 5 Things To Know About ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Actor

Diego Luna is a knockout in the new film 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story!' If you couldn't get enough of him on screen, you will love these fun facts we have about him here! 

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story premiered in theaters on Dec. 16, and it’s already a hit! Joining stellar performances from Felicity Jones, 33, and Forest Whitaker, 55, Diego Luna, 36, truly shines in the sci-fi spinoff! Diego’s fame might have catapulted to new levels thanks to the new gig, but he’s actually had a pretty lengthy career in the entertainment industry. Get to know more about the star here.

1. Diego started acting when he was three years old. 

Diego isn’t new to this whole acting thing. Actually, he been nabbing roles in the industry since he was three years old! He grabbed his first television role in the telenovela Antonieta in 1982. Now, that’s what we call talent!

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2. He gained international attention for his role in Y tu Mama Tambien

Diego’s name first started making headlines in 2001, after he starred in the critically acclaimed film Y tu Mama Tambien, a drama film which chronicles the lives of two wealthy teenagers and an older woman who seduces them on a road trip. Diego won a MTV Movie award for his performance as Carlos in the film.

3. Diego cofounded a nonprofit organization that funds documentaries. 

The actor and his best friend and fellow actor Gael Garcia Bernal, 38, cofounded the nonprofit Ambulante A.C. in 2008. The organization reportedly aims to promote the filming and production of documentaries. Ambulante also hosts annual festivals in Mexico and the United States that invite local and international artists to show off their work.

4. He once starred in a Katy Perry music video.

OMG! Diego isn’t only a TV and movie star; he was also featured in Katy Perry’s, 33, 2010 music video for “The One That Got Away.” He starred as Katy’s artistic love interest who ultimately met an untimely death at the video’s end. SO cool!

5. Diego plays Captain Cassian Andor in the new Star Wars epic. 

Diego plays Captain Cassian Andor of the Rebel Alliance Intelligence in Rogue One. The officer works closely with Jyn Erso (Felicity) to steal the Death Star.

HollywoodLifers, were there some things that you learned about Diego? Let us know in the comments below!