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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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The Book of Life Trailer: Welcome to the Land of the Remembered!

Aug 7 2014 5:52pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

The excitement emitted by the director of The Book of Life was contagious when we caught up with Jorge Gutierrez for an exclusive video interview at Comic-Con. And judging by that first vibrant The Book of Life trailer, it’s easy to see why. And now that a full length The Book of Life trailer is here, the October 17 premiering movie has shot onto our list of the fall’s most anticipated movies. The Book of Life Movie Trailer The film follows three childhood friends ...
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Hot Trailer: ‘The Book Of Life’

Aug 7 2014 4:40pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Comic-Con-goers got a glimpse of Guillermo del Toro‘s animated The Book Of Life at Fox’s panel last month, and now the official trailer has dropped. A romantic adventure inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday, it centers on Manolo (Diego Luna), who must fight for his lady love when spirits La Muerte (Kate del Castillo) and Xibalba (Ron Perlman) meddle in the world of the living. Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Hector Elizondo, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum also are among the ki ...
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Watch: Vibrant New Trailer for Fox's Animated 'The Book of Life'

Aug 7 2014 12:09pm CDT | Source: First Showing

"I'll do anything to be with Maria." Though we're not accustomed to a filmmaker like Guillermo del Toro venturing into kids territory, the story at the center of The Book of Life certainly doesn't seem like a typical fairytale, at least when it comes to the vibrant style of the animation. Jorge R. Gutierrez is behind the new film which follows a young man named Manolo (Diego Luna) struggling to win over the love of his life and please his family. But things get ...
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‘Book of Life’ Trailer #2: He’s Just a Friend

Aug 7 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

Following her latest out-of-this-world role in Guardians of the Galaxy, Zoe Saldana is allowed to get a little more grounded in the new Book of Life trailer. But just a little. The Guillermo del Toro-produced epic starts out in our world, but then spills over into the land of the dead and the land of the forgotten. At the center of the tale is Manolo (Diego Luna), a young man who harbors dreams of becoming a musician. Saldana plays Maria, the object of Manolo’s ...
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5 weeks ago

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

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 Mari ...
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