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Benicio Del Toro


Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-'90s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican cop in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic (2000). Born in Puerto Rico on February 19, 1967, Benicio is the son ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 36 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 How the Light Gets In (announced) (rumored)
 2015 The Little Prince (post-production)
The Snake (voice)
 2014 A Perfect Day (post-production)
Mambrú
 2013 Thor: The Dark World
The Collector (uncredited)
 2012 Savages: The Interrogations (Video short)
Lado
 2012 Savages
Lado
 2010 Somewhere
Celebrity (uncredited)
 2009 Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (Video)
Kid sitting on car (segment "La Isla Bonita") (uncredited)
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Paco
- Good Housekeeping (1995) ... Paco
 1994 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Bill
- The Bribe (1994) ... Bill
 1993 Golden Balls
El amigo de Miami
 1992 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
Alvaro Harana (as Benicio del Toro)
 1991 The Indian Runner
Miguel
 1990 Madonna: The Immaculate Collection (Video)
Kid sitting on car (segment "La Isla Bonita") (uncredited)
 1990 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (TV Mini-Series)
Caro Quintero
 1987 Private Eye (TV Series)
- Blue Movie (1987)
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Pito
- Everybody's in Show Biz (1987) ... Pito (as Benicio Deltoro)
 1987 Shell Game (TV Series)
Pedroza
- The Upstairs Gardener (1987) ... Pedroza
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Other Works:

Appears in Magnum ice cream TV-commercial. See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Interviews | 8 Articles | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Benicio Deltoro | Benicio del Toro

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

My career went into the hole after Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). People might have seen what they saw on screen and subconsciously, people in the business might have taken what they saw literally. I think people thought, "He got fat. He got weird. His mumbling increased tenfold.". I was trying to do an interpretation of a masterpiece of a book, and that's what the character was - an ... See more »

Trivia:

Because of his pay-or-play deal, he was paid $5 million for American Gangster (2007). the film was due to start shooting in October 2004 - with Denzel Washington co-starring - but Universal Pictures postponed it because of budgetary concerns. The film eventually got the green light in 2006, with Ridley Scott replacing Antoine Fuqua as director. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently portrays dark, tragic characters. See more »

Nickname:

Beno

Star Sign:

Pisces

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