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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 on February 19, 1967 in San Germán, Puerto Rico, Benicio ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 38 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 The Trap (pre-production)
 2015 The Little Prince
The Snake (voice)
 2015 A Perfect Day
 2013 Thor: The Dark World
The Collector (uncredited)
 2012 Savages: The Interrogations (Video short)
 2012 Savages
 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)
- Good Housekeeping (1995) ... Paco
 1994 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- 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
 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)
- Everybody's in Show Biz (1987) ... Pito (as Benicio Deltoro)
 1987 Shell Game (TV Series)
- The Upstairs Gardener (1987) ... Pedroza
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Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

10 Interviews | 10 Articles | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Benicio Deltoro | Benicio del Toro


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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It's funny, but when I arrived in California to start college, I was much more interested in becoming a surfer and cruise along in life from one beach to the next. I didn't plan out any huge career for myself. Now that I see that I have this career and it's worked out for me, it still feels like I'm surfing, only that it's on a different level. I feel very free and that's all that I've ever ... See more »


His father owned the property across the street from his childhood home and turned it into a full-size basketball court so he and his brother Gustavo could practice and play with their friends. The property has since been built into a condominium. See more »


Frequently plays moral characters in harsh environments See more »



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