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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 42 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

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 2017 The Trap (pre-production)
Slim
 2015 A Perfect Day
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:

Did a public service announcement for Rock the Vote in 2004. 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:

I see The Usual Suspects (1995) as the time where I was, quote unquote, discovered. It took me six, seven years to get to that place. And it was not easy. You're fighting with people who doubt you and your choice of career. There are a lot of doubts - and you have to stay focused with what you want. I never put a time limit on me being successful or not. I just cared about the work as an actor. ... See more »

Trivia:

Cousin of Joshue Del Toro and Rebeca. See more »

Trademark:

Slurred mumbling voice and odd mannerisms See more »

Nickname:

Beno

Star Sign:

Pisces

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