MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal are both prominent figures in the film industry taking on diverse roles as actors, producers and directors. However, Luna and Bernal’s partnership extends beyond film and into helping people in their native country. Their earthquake relief fundraiser gained attention when Luna appeared on Conan recalling his experience in Mexico during the Puebla earthquake and announcing their disaster relief campaign.
Together as partners, they founded a Mexican film production company called Canana Films. Along with his successful film career, TIME recognized Bernal as part of the Top 100 Most Influential People in 2016.Their filmography is extensive with many Hispanic-inspired films such as Luna’s “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights” and Bernal’s “Coco.” Luna was nominated for and won multiple MTV movie awards as well as several others. His most recent blockbusters are “Rogue One”, playing Cassian Andor, and “Narcos: Mexico”. Gael Garcia Bernal, his counterpart, is just as decorated with nominations for a BAFTA Award in 2005 and a Golden Globe in 2016.
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Puebla Earthquake Disaster