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Benicio Del Toro

Benicio Del Toro

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Benicio Monserrat Rafael Del Toro Sanchez

Birth Date :

February 19, 1967

Birth Place :

Santurce, Puerto Rico

Claim to fame :

As Fred Fenster in "The Usual Suspects" (1995)

Biography


Initially wanting to be a lawyer, Benicio Del Toro made extreme switch to acting and has successfully established himself as one of prominence actors Hollywood has ever had. His film debut was in the unsuccessful "Big Top Pee-wee" (1988). He next landed minor parts in "Licence to Kill" (1989) and "The Indian Runner" (1991). Several years afterwards, the San Juan, Puerto Rico born actor earned a number of memorable performances in such films, as "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery" (1992) and "China Moon" (1991). He received a Best Supporting Male Independent Spirit Award for two years in a row; the first was for his breakthrough role in "The Usual Suspects" (1995) while the second one was for "Basquiat" (1996).

Del Toro's forthcoming feature films, including "Excess Baggage" (1997), "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1998) and "The Way of the Gun" (2000), sad to say, failed to impress both critics and audience and couldn't bring him notice. In fact, his portraying role as Javier Rodriguez in "Traffic" turned out to be his biggest role to date, winning him Best Supporting Actor Oscar and Golden Globe as well as numerous other awards and nominations. Even greater, he also took home two Screen Actors Guild Awards, beating out the already-famous actors Russell Crowe, Tom Hanks, and Geoffrey Rush.

Latest News


Benicio Del Toro Confirms Role in 'Star Wars Episode VIII', Says It Will Begin Filming in March

September 04, 2015 02:09:57 GMT

Rumors that will be the villain in "" are mounting. This time, it's Del Toro himself who adds fuel to the speculation on the villainous role.
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Benicio Del Toro on 'Star Wars Episode VIII' Casting Rumor: It May Happen

August 14, 2015 09:27:59 GMT

Although "" is currently in early stage of development, there have been rumblings about the movie. was recently reported to have been offered a villainous role in the movie.
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'Star Wars Episode VIII' Offers Benicio Del Toro a Villainous Role

July 21, 2015 02:29:01 GMT

"" is yet to hit theaters, but development for the next installment is already underway. Latest report says "" is looking for an actor to play the villain and eyes to fill the role.
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Martin Scorsese and Benicio Del Toro Team Up for Cortes Drama on HBO

November 19, 2014 09:06:30 GMT

Martin Scorsese is working on yet another project for HBO. The "" director is on board to executive a drama series, "Cortes", along with Chris Gerolmo, who also serves as the writer, actor , Laura Bickford, Rick Yorn and Emma Tillinger Koskoff.
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'Paradise Lost' Teaser Trailer Starring Josh Hutcherson and Benicio Del Toro

July 15, 2014 07:54:47 GMT

A teaser trailer for upcoming drama thriller "Paradise Lost (2014)" has arrived for viewing pleasure. The video gives a sneak peek at channeling his inner young surfer as he crosses path with a Colombian crime lord portrayed by .
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Benicio Del Toro to Join Emily Blunt in 'Sicario'

April 05, 2014 06:25:03 GMT

is in final negotiations to star in "". According to Variety, The Collector depicter in Marvel Cinematic Universe is expected to join forces with to hunt down a dangerous drug kingpin in the ""-esque movie.
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Lindsay Lohan Alleged Past Lovers Include Ashton Kutcher, Orlando Bloom

March 19, 2014 14:09:18 GMT

Earlier this month, In Touch Weekly revealed in its issue a list of famous names that allegedly had bedded. The handwritten list was blurred in some of the names for legal reasons, mainly because many of them were not single at that time of courtship with Lohan.
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Cameron Diaz and Benicio Del Toro Spotted Together in NYC

October 01, 2013 09:09:01 GMT

It could simply be two former co-stars hanging out on a Saturday night, but 's attempt to hide her face away from prying photographers could mean there's something more for her and her "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" co-star . The two were snapped as they attended the grand opening of TAO Downtown restaurant in Manhattan over the past weekend.
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Report: Roles for Benicio Del Toro, Karen Gillan and Lee Pace in 'Guardians of Galaxy' Revealed

July 09, 2013 01:15:56 GMT

Mystery roles for , and in James Gunn's upcoming movie "" reportedly have been found out. Den of Geek claims to be the one who knows the juicy details after "a solid source" has provided the site with the crucial information.
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First Look at Benicio Del Toro as Pablo Escobar in 'Paradise Lost'

July 03, 2013 04:39:31 GMT

How looks like as the notorious Pablo Escobar in "Paradise Lost (2014)" is teased in an image released by Pathe International. The Puerto Rican actor, whose role as Javier Rodriguez in 2000's "Traffic" helped him win an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award, indeed makes a convincing drug lord with his overall look.
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Michael Douglas Clarifies Statement About Cause of Cancer

June 04, 2013 02:30:03 GMT

recently talked about his battle with throat cancer which he suffered in 2010. His statement about the cause of the disease became a hot topic on the internet. However, a representative for the "" actor, Allen Burry, said that the widely reported info was incorrect.
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Miley Cyrus Debuts Single 'We Can't Stop'

June 04, 2013 02:13:05 GMT

debuted her new single "We Can't Stop" on 's radio show on Monday morning, June 3. In the new single, Miley wants to show that she has ditched her Disney princess image and become more mature by singing about partying and having full rights over her own life.
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Benicio Del Toro Added to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

June 04, 2013 02:02:44 GMT

is the latest big star joining the cast of Marvel's "". It's unclear what role will be tackled by the "" actor, but Deadline reports that he's playing a character built to be part of future Marvel films.
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Benicio Del Toro Blows Marijuana Smoke Into Blake Lively's Face in First Look at 'Savages'

January 28, 2012 03:14:19 GMT

The first look at Oliver Stone's upcoming all-star crime drama, "", has been unveiled. The photo features blowing what seems to be marijuana smoke into 's face in a menacing way. Lively is seemingly taken hostage by Del Toro, who plays drug cartel in the film, as she is featured looking rather flustered.
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Benicio Del Toro Bows Out of 'Star Trek 2', Khan Might Be the Villain After All

December 06, 2011 01:39:41 GMT

Oscar-winning actor might not star in "Star Trek 2" after all. While the news of his casting has been buzzing wildly over the past few weeks, it is now reported that Del Toro has dropped out of the talks to tackle the villain role in the upcoming sequel.
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Khloe Kardashian Sued for Attacking Transgender Woman

December 03, 2011 17:15:11 GMT

A transgender woman reported to cops that had beat the crap out of her outside a Hollywood nightclub. The news came in the same week "" aired an episode of the Kardashian sisters taking a stand against bullying.
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Benicio Del Toro Will NOT Play Khan in 'Star Trek 2'

December 03, 2011 05:45:10 GMT

While words have run rampant that is set to play Khan Noonien Singh in the upcoming "" sequel, J.J Abrams has claimed the otherwise. Slamming the swirling report, the director of the sci-fi film told HitFix that the rumor is "not true."
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NBC's Sent Informal Apology to Michele Bachmann Over Jimmy Fallon's Show Intro

November 24, 2011 01:49:24 GMT

NBC had expressed its regret to Michele Bachmann over the controversial intro on "", so said an NBC executive. To The New York Times' Media Decoder, the unnamed executive claimed that the Peacock sent a letter to the Republican Presidential candidate though it could not be categorized as a formal apology. The executive explained that the network was trying to put the issue to rest as privately as possible.
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'Star Trek 2' Gets New Release Date, J.J. Abrams Confirms Benicio Del Toro's Casting

November 24, 2011 01:46:30 GMT

"Star Trek 2" gets an official new release date. Paramount Pictures has announced that J.J. Abram's much anticipated sci-fi film is set to open wide in the U.S. on May 17, 2013, just after Sony Pictures pushed back the release date for Roland Emmerich's "" from that day to November 1, 2013.
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Benicio Del Toro and Ricky Martin Granted Spanish Citizenship

November 05, 2011 03:59:16 GMT

Spain has given full citizenship to and . On Friday, November 4, spokesman Jose Blanco said that the "Traffic" star and the "Livin' la Vida Loca" hitmaker were recognized for their artistic talents and that the government was happy they wished to have Spanish nationality.
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Benicio Del Toro May Tackle Villain Role in 'Star Trek' Sequel

November 05, 2011 01:43:48 GMT

"Star Trek 2" may have found a suitable actor to tackle the villain role. Variety reported that has been eyed by J.J. Abrams to take the part and the director will make a formal offer to the "" actor "before the weekend is out."
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Kimberly Stewart Gives Birth to Benicio del Toro's Baby Girl

August 22, 2011 03:20:46 GMT

has given birth to her first child with Hollywood actor . According to Us Weekly, the model daughter of welcomed her baby girl, who was 22 inches long and weighed 8 lbs 9 oz, at a hospital in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 21.
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Benicio del Toro Having Baby With Rod Stewart's Daughter

April 12, 2011 03:53:03 GMT

is going to be a father. The actor, who was seen starring opposite in "", is expecting a baby with 's daughter, , his representative has confirmed.
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Benicio Del Toro to Leave Acting for Directing

February 12, 2010 06:08:06 GMT

hopes to put his acting career on hold in the future - because he's determined to step behind the camera to direct. The Puerto Rican star has already expanded his resume with a string of producer credits, including historical epic Che and upcoming horror blockbuster "".
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Childhood Rage Helps Benicio Del Toro Playing 'The Wolfman'

February 11, 2010 09:57:36 GMT

channeled the rage he felt upon losing his mother as a child to portray a vicious werewolf in "". The Puerto Rican actor plays a nobleman who transforms into a monster in the new remake of the 1941 classic, and admits he used his childhood trauma to help him get into character.
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Preview of 'Lost' 6.04: The Substitute

February 10, 2010 07:42:19 GMT

"" gave a brief preview of next week's episode "The Substitute", emphasizing on the return of Locke. There is hardly any new footage which have not been included in the season's promo other than Locke appearing before Sawyer and promising to tell him everything he knows. The episode airs on Tuesday, February 16.
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'American Idol' Hollywood Round Part 1

February 10, 2010 06:53:51 GMT

A total of 95 people successfully went through in the first Hollywood Round on "". On Tuesday, February 9 night made her debut selecting those whom Simon Cowell, , and celebrity guest judges gave a second chance at the audition tour.
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'The Wolfman' Attacks Los Angeles for Premiere

February 10, 2010 06:50:33 GMT

On Tuesday, February 9, ArcLight Cinemas in California was packed with the cast and crew of "". The film, which is scheduled to open wide in U.S. theaters on February 12, rolled out red carpet in front of the building where the movie held its Los Angeles premiere.
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