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Diego Luna struggles to convince he's part Scottish

Diego Luna struggles to convince he's part Scottish

Jan 29 2013, 12:18am CST | by

Diego Luna has trouble convincing people he is part Scottish. The actor and director's grandfather came from the northern European country, although he was born and grew up in Mexico, meaning he...

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Diego Luna struggles to convince he's part Scottish

Jan 29 2013, 12:18am CST | by

Diego Luna has trouble convincing people he is part Scottish.

The actor and director's grandfather came from the northern European country, although he was born and grew up in Mexico, meaning he found it hard to convince the Edinburgh Film Festival of his roots.

He explained: ''The only Scottish thing about me is my blood, and my love for whisky. I was at the Edinburgh Film Festival and I tried to convince the audience I was Scottish, but they never believed me.

''The next year I went back and I brought a piece of newspaper saying my grandfather was who he was! That was the year I fell in love with whisky, but obviously, I've been closer to tequila than whisky my whole life because I was raised in Mexico.''

Diego's latest film, 'Drifting' - a collaboration with Chivas Regal Whisky - sees him join forces with long-time friend, Gael Garcia Bernal, as well as Pablo Cruz, and Julián Levin.

The collaboration sees modern male friendship brought to life through two short films, the first directed by Diego, the second by Gael.

Diego said: ''This project really interested me because the story involves this idea of an intervention, a moment of crossing a line to make your friend wake up. I think friends are the only ones that constantly cross that line and because you're friends you let them and that's the beauty of it because sometimes they know what is best.''

The movie follows Nico (Pablo Cruz) and Andres' (Ari Brickmann) attempt to lure their friend Al (Alexander DiPersia) away from his life as a carefree hotel owner, to attend Nico's wedding. Their surprise visit and prank to get their friend however, backfires as they find themselves stranded at sea with nothing but a life raft.

The second film directed by Gael, to be released in February, will reveal whether the three make it back in time for the wedding. Catch Diego's half of the film now at www.youtube.com/chivasregalglobal

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Comic-Con 2014: Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate and Ron Perlman Talk THE BOOK OF LIFE, Enjoying the Voiceover Process, Working without a Script, and More

Jul 27 2014 1:41pm CDT | Source: Collider

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Mexico’s Day of the Dead will be brought to life in the animated fantasy adventure tale, The Book of Life.  A vibrant, magical and romantic journey, the story will tell the legend of Manolo (Diego Luna), a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village.  The voice cast also includes Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Christina Applegate, Ron Perlman, Danny Trejo, Ice Cube and Cheech Marin. While at Comic-Con f ...
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Guillermo del Toro Celebrates the Day of the Dead in New Trailer for 'The Book of Life'

May 30 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: yahoo

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In The Book of Life, a love triangle unfolds between Maria (Zoe Saldana) and the two men vying for her affection – the earnest Manolo (Diego Luna) and the heroic Joaquin (Channing Tatum).  When the gods wager on the outcome, treachery forces Manolo to find a way back from the afterlife to be with Maria. Narrated by Christina Applegate, The Book of Life is chock full of eye-popping visuals which translate the time-honored Dia de los Muertos tradit ...
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Check out the Beautiful BOOK OF LIFE Trailer, from Producer Guillermo del Toro!!!

May 29 2014 2:22pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

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"All the world is made of stories." Read the full article on AICN Hey guys! Horrorella here... This looks absoutely incredible. THE BOOK OF LIFE is a new animated film produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Jorge Gutierrez. It is the story of Manolo (voiced by Diego Luna), a man who must journey through the Land of the Remembered in order to reunite with the woman he loves. The ...
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8 weeks ago

First Trailer & Poster for Guillermo del Toro's Animated 'Book of Life'

May 29 2014 12:44pm CDT | Source: First Showing

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Following yesterday's first look photos, the first official trailer and poster for the animated film The Book of Life from producer Guillermo del Toro have arrived. The story follows the journey of Manolo (Diego Luna), an aspiring musician struggling with pleasing his family and winning over the love of his life (Zoe Saldana). There's some truly stunning animation on display here, like a mix of the world of Tim Burton's Nightmare Before ...
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