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Benicio del Toro

Benicio del Toro in Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Carolina, Puerto Rico
Born Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez
February 19, 1967 (1967-02-19) (age 41)
Santurce, Puerto Rico

Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez (born February 19, 1967) is an Academy Award-, Golden Globe-, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award- and British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award-winning Puerto Rican actor and film producer. He is known for his roles as Fred Fenster in The Usual Suspects, Javier Rodríguez Rodríguez in Traffic, Jack 'Jackie Boy' Rafferty in Sin City, and Frankie Four Fingers in Snatch, and is currently most famous for his role as Che Guevara in the movie "Guerrilla".[citation needed] Image File history File links Mergefrom. ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... San Juan is the capital city of Puerto Rico. ... 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Contents

Biography

Early life

Benicio del Toro was born in San Germán, Puerto Rico[citation needed] but grew up in Santurce, Puerto Rico, a district of San Juan. He is the son of Gustavo Adolfo del Toro Bermúdez and Fausta Sánchez Rivera, who were both lawyers.[1] He has an older brother, Gustavo, who is a pediatric oncologist. Del Toro's childhood nicknames were "Skinny Benny" and "Beno". He was raised Catholic[2] and attended Academia del Perpetuo Socorro (The Academy of Our Lady of Perpetual Help), a Roman Catholic school in Miramar, Puerto Rico. When he was nine years old, his mother died of hepatitis. At the age of thirteen, del Toro's father moved his two sons to Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, where del Toro was enrolled at the Mercersburg Academy. He spent his adolescence and high school there.[3] Flag Seal Nickname: Gentilic: Sangermeños Location Location of San Germán, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico Coordinates , , Government Founded 1573 Mayor Isidro A. Negrón Irizarry Political party PPD Senatorial district Mayagüez Representative district 20 Geographical characteristics Area Total 141. ... Santurce, highlighted in yellow. ... For other uses, see San Juan. ... For information on the type of fish called Lawyer, see the article on Burbot. ... Pediatrics (also spelled paediatrics or pædiatrics) is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants and children. ... Please refer to cancer for the biology of malignant disease, as well as a list of malignant diseases. ... Academia del Perpetuo Socorro (Academy of Our Lady of Perpetual Help) was founded in 1921 as a Catholic parochial school pertaining to the Perpetuo Socorro Parish at the Archidiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Miramar, Puerto Rico is an area located in Puerto Ricos capital city of San Juan. ... Hepatitis (plural hepatitides) implies injury to liver characterised by presence of inflammatory cells in the liver tissue. ... Mercersburg is a borough located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, 73 miles (117 km) southwest of Harrisburg. ... Mercersburg Academy is an independent, coeducational boarding school for grades 9-12 located in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


After graduation, del Toro followed the advice of his father and pursued a degree in business at the University of California, San Diego.[3] Success in an elective drama course encouraged him to drop out of college and study with noted acting teachers Stella Adler and Arthur Mendoza in Los Angeles, as well as at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York.[3] The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD, or sometimes UC San Diego) is a highly selective, research-oriented[1] public university located in La Jolla, a seaside resort community of San Diego, California. ... Stella Adler (February 10, 1901 – December 21, 1992) was an American actress, and for decades was regarded as Americas foremost acting teacher. ... Arthur Mendoza was the principal acting instructor for the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting West. ...


Career

Del Toro began to surface in small television parts during the late 1980s, playing mostly thugs and drug dealers on programs like Miami Vice and the NBC miniseries, Drug Wars: The Camarena Story. He had a cameo in Madonna's 1987 music video clip "La Isla Bonita" as a background character. Work in films followed, beginning with his debut in Big Top Pee-wee and in the 007 film Licence to Kill,[3] in which 21-year-old del Toro held the distinction of being the youngest actor ever to play a Bond villain. Although both films were considered box office disappointments, del Toro continued to appear in movies like The Indian Runner (1991), China Moon (1991), Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992), Money for Nothing (1993), Fearless (1993) and Swimming with Sharks (1994). For the 2006 movie, see Miami Vice (film). ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... True Blue track listing The Immaculate Collection track listing La Isla Bonita (English: The Beautiful Island) is the fifth and final single by American singer-songwriter Madonna from her 3rd studio album True Blue and was released on February 25, 1987 by Sire Records. ... Big Top Pee-wee is the 1988 family comedy sequel to the 1985 movie, Pee-wees Big Adventure, and stars Paul Reubens (as Pee-wee Herman), Penelope Ann Miller, Valeria Golino, and Kris Kristofferson. ... This article is about the spy series. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A series of memorably despicable villains is a signature of the James Bond film series. ... The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ... The Indian Runner is a 1991 drama film written and directed by Sean Penn, evidently based on Bruce Springsteens song, Highway Patrolman. The story involves two very different brothers, some time during the 60s. ... China Moon is a 1994 neo-noir film written by Roy Carlson and directed by John Bailey. ... Overview John Cusack plays Joey Coyle, an unemployed South Philadelphia longshoreman who finds 1. ... Fearless is a 1993 film directed by Peter Weir and written by Rafael Yglesias from his novel of the same name. ... DVD case cover for Swimming with Sharks Swimming with Sharks is a 1994 black comedy/drama film, directed and written by George Huang. ...


His career gained momentum in 1995 with his breakout performance in The Usual Suspects, where he played the mumbling, wisecracking Fred Fenster.[3] The role won him an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor and established him as a character actor. This led to more strong roles in independent and major studio films, including playing Gaspare in Abel Ferrara's The Funeral (1996) and winning a second consecutive Best Supporting Actor Independent Spirit Award for his work as Benny Dalmau in Basquiat (1996), directed by his friend, artist Julian Schnabel. Del Toro also shared the screen with Robert De Niro in the big budget thriller The Fan, in which he played Juan Primo, a charismatic Mexican baseball star. The Usual Suspects is a 1995 American neo-noir film written by Christopher McQuarrie and directed by Bryan Singer. ... Founded in 1984, the Independent Spirit Awards were originally known as the FINDIE (Friends of Independents) Awards and presented winners with Plexiglas pyramids containing suspended shoestrings representing the paltry budgets of independent films. ... Born July 15, 1951 in The Bronx, Ferrara started his career in his teens, making amateur films on Super 8. ... The Funeral is a 1996 film directed by Abel Ferrara starring Christopher Walken, Chris Penn, Annabella Sciorra, Isabella Rossellini, Vincent Gallo, Benicio Del Toro and Gretchen Mol. ... Basquiat (pronounced ) is a 1996 film directed by Julian Schnabel which is loosely based on the life of American postmodernist/neo expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. ... Julian Schnabel (b. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... The Fan is a 1996 thriller film starring Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes. ...


For Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the 1998 film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's famous book, he packed on more than 40 lbs. (about 18 kg) to play Dr. Gonzo (a.k.a. Oscar Zeta Acosta), Thompson's lawyer and drug-fiend cohort.[3] The surrealistic film, directed by Terry Gilliam, has earned a cult following over the years. Returning from a two-year hiatus after Fear and Loathing, del Toro would gain a mainstream audience in 2000 with a string of performances in four high-profile films. First up was The Way of the Gun, a crime yarn that reunited him with The Usual Suspects screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie, making his directorial debut. A few months later, he stood out among a first-rate ensemble cast in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic, a complex dissection of the North American drug wars. As Javier Rodriguez — a Mexican border cop struggling to remain honest amid the corruption and deception of illegal drug trafficking — del Toro, who spoke most of his lines in Spanish, gave a performance that dominated the film and earned him his first Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.[3] Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompsons 1971 novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. ... Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author, most famous for his novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. ... Dr. Gonzo is a name invented by Hunter S. Thompson, as a nickname for himself (although in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, it became the pseudonym for Oscar Zeta Acosta); hence, the phrase gonzo journalism. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Surrealism is an artistic movement and an aesthetic philosophy that aims for the liberation of the mind by emphasizing the critical and imaginative powers of the subconscious. ... Terrence Vance Gilliam (born November 22, 1940) is an American-born British filmmaker, animator, and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. ... A cult film is a film that has acquired a highly devoted but relatively small group of fans. ... The Way of the Gun is a 2000 film, directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Ryan Phillippe and Benicio Del Toro as two reckless and brutal gunfighters who kidnap a woman (Juliette Lewis) who is carrying the child of a powerful mobster, hoping to obtain a huge cash payoff. ... Christopher McQuarrie (born 1968) is an Academy Award winning American screenwriter and director. ... Steven Andrew Soderbergh (born January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, and Oscar-winning director. ... Traffic is a film directed by Steven Soderbergh that explores the intricacies of the illegal drug trade from a number of perspectives: user, enforcer, politician and trafficker. ... For the Barenaked Ladies song War on Drugs, see Everything to Everyone. ... Mexican may have several meanings. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...


His praised work swept all of the major critics awards in 2001, as well as the Golden Globe, and the Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actor. In addition to the critical accolades, Traffic was also a success at the box office, bringing to del Toro real Hollywood clout for the first time in his career. While Traffic was still playing in theaters, two other del Toro films were released in late 2000/early 2001. He had a brief role as the diamond thief Franky Four Fingers in Guy Ritchie's hip caper comedy Snatch, and played a mentally-challenged Native American man in The Pledge, directed by his old friend Sean Penn.[3] The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is an American labor union representing over 120,000 film and television principal performers and background performers worldwide. ... This article is about the mineral. ... Guy Stuart Ritchie (born 10 September 1968 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire[1][2]) is an English screenwriter and film director. ... Snatch is a 2000 film by British writer-director Guy Ritchie. ... Half-wit redirects here. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States and their history after European contact, chiefly in what is now the United States. ... Promotional poster for The Pledge The Pledge (2001) is a drama/thriller movie, directed by Sean Penn. ... Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) // Penn was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Leo Penn, an actor and director, and Eileen Ryan (née Annucci), an actress. ...


All of this attention helped to cement Benicio's status as a sex symbol. He was placed on People magazine's annual "50 Most Beautiful People" list. While his looks have led to comparisons with Marlon Brando and James Dean, he has been jokingly referred as the "Spanish Brad Pitt". In 2003, del Toro appeared in two films: The Hunted, co-starring Tommy Lee Jones, and the drama 21 Grams, an acting tour-de-force, co-starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. He went on to garner another Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his work in the latter. Marilyn Monroe, one of the most iconic and famous female sex symbols of all time. ... -1... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... For the film, see James Dean (film). ... William Bradley Brad Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an Academy award-nominated American actor, film producer, and social activist. ... The Hunted is a 2003 film directed by William Friedkin and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Benicio del Toro. ... Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and director. ... 21 Grams is a 2003 drama starring Sean Penn, Naomi Watts and Benicio del Toro. ... Naomi Ellen Watts (born September 28, 1968) is a British actress, raised predominately raised in Australia. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...


His most recent roles were in the film adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel Sin City, directed by Robert Rodriguez, and Things We Lost in the Fire, the English language debut of celebrated Danish director Susanne Bier. Things We Lost in the Fire co-starred Halle Berry, Alison Lohman, and John Carroll Lynch. On May 25, 2008, del Toro received the "Best Actor" award at the Cannes Film Festival for his characterization of Che Guevara in Guerrilla.[4] Film adaptation is the transfer of a written work to a feature film. ... This article is about Frank Miller, the comic book writer and artist and movie writer and director. ... Trade paperback of Will Eisners A Contract with God (1978), often mistakenly cited as the first graphic novel. ... Sin City is a 2005 film written, produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. ... For the American composer born 1946, see Robert Xavier Rodriguez. ... This article deals with the 2007 movie starring Halle Berry and Benicio del Toro. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Susanne Bier (b. ... Halle Maria Berry (IPA: ; born August 14, 1966[1]) is an American actress, former fashion model and beauty queen. ... Alison Marion Lohman (born September 18, 1979) is an American actress. ... John Carroll Lynch (born August 1, 1963) is an American actor. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ... Ernesto Guevara de la Serna Lynch (May 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967), commonly known as Che Guevara, el Che, or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, political figure, author, military theorist, and leader of Cuban and internationalist guerrillas. ... Guerrilla is a film about Argentinean-born doctor and revolutionary leader Ernesto Che Guevara (1928-1967), most famous for leading Fidel Castros forces against Batista. ...


Academy Award

In 2001, del Toro became the fourth Oscar winner whose winning role was a character who speaks predominantly in a foreign language (most of del Toro's dialogue is in Spanish). Sophia Loren, Robert De Niro, and Roberto Benigni are the other three (Marion Cotillard became the fifth winner of an Academy Award for a character who speaks in a foreign language). Del Toro is also the third Puerto Rican actor to win an Oscar. The other two were actors Jose Ferrer and Rita Moreno.[3] The night he won his Oscar, it was the first time that two actors born in Puerto Rico were nominated in the same category (The other actor was Joaquin Phoenix for his role in Gladiator). Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Sophia Loren (born September 20, 1934) is an Academy Award winning Italian film actress. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... Roberto Remigio Benigni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI[1] (born October 27, 1952) is an Academy Award-winning Italian film and television actor, writer and director. ... Marion Cotillard (born September 30, 1975) is an Academy Award, BAFTA, two-time César Award, Czech Lion and Golden Globe winning French actress. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintron, known as José Ferrer (January 8, 1912-January 26, 1992), was an actor and director, born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. ... Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931, in Humacao, Puerto Rico) is a singer, dancer and an Academy Award-winning actress and the first and only Puerto Rican actress in history (as well as one of only nine people) to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Joaquin Rafael Phoenix (pronounced wah-KEEN FEE-nix;[1] born October 28, 1974), formerly credited as Leaf Phoenix, is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican film actor. ... Gladiator is a 2000 movie directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. ...


Filmography

Films

Year Film Role Other notes
1988 Big Top Pee-wee Duke, the Dog-Faced Boy
1989 Licence to Kill Dario
1991 The Indian Runner Miguel
1992 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery Alvaro Harana with Marlon Brando
1993 Fearless Manny Rodrigo
Huevos de oro Bob, the friend from Miami
Money for Nothing Dino Palladino
1994 Swimming with Sharks Rex
China Moon Lamar Dickey
1995 The Usual Suspects Fred Fenster
1996 The Funeral Gaspare Spoglia
The Fan Juan Primo
Cannes Man Himself Cameo appearance
Basquiat Benny Dalmau
Joyride Detective López
1997 Excess Baggage Vincent Roche
1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Dr. Gonzo aka Óscar Zeta Acosta
2000 Traffic Javier Rodríguez Rodríguez Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
The Way of the Gun Harry Longbaugh
Snatch Franky 'Four Fingers'
Bread and Roses Himself Cameo
2001 The Pledge Toby Jay Wadenah
2003 21 Grams Jack Jordan Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination
The Hunted Aaron Hallam
2005 Sin City Jack 'Jackie Boy' Rafferty
2007 Things We Lost in the Fire Jerry Sunborne
2008 Guerrilla, The Argentine Ernesto 'Che' Guevara de la Serna 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival "Best Actor
also producer (Guerilla)
2009 The Wolf Man Lawrence Talbot / The Wolf Man Filming
also producer

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Short films

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula Naevius Sutorius Macro 5-minute longer
That's So New York Himself 3-minute longer
1995 Submission Only director, writer and producer

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TV-Series

Year Title Episode Role
1987 Miami Vice Everybody's in Showbiz Pito
Private Eye Blue Movie
1990 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story All episodes Caro Quintero
1994 Tales from the Crypt The Bribe Bill
1995 Fallen Angels Good Housekeeping Paco

For the 2006 movie, see Miami Vice (film). ... Tales from the Crypt can refer to: the television series Tales from the Crypt the film Tales from the Crypt the comic book Tales from the Crypt, published by EC Comics during the 1950s. ... Fallen Angels Fallen Angels was a neo-noir anthology television series that ran from 1993 to 1995 on the Showtime pay cable station and was produced by Propaganda Films. ...

Awards

For more details on this topic, see List of Benicio del Toro awards.

This list includes some awards of Benicio del Toro:

Year Award Nomination Film
1995 Independent Spirit Award Best Supporting Actor win The Usual Suspects
1996 Independent Spirit Award Best Supporting Actor win Basquiat
2000 Academy Award Best Supporting Actor win Traffic
Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear for Best Actor win Traffic
British Academy Awards (BAFTA) Best Supporting Actor win Traffic
Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor win Traffic
Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor win Traffic
National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actor win Traffic
New York Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor win Traffic
Screen Actors Guild Best Actor win Traffic
Toronto Film Critics Association Best Actor win Traffic
2003 Academy Award Best Supporting Actor nomination 21 Grams
Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor nomination 21 Grams
L.A. Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor win 21 Grams
Screen Actors Guild Best Supporting Actor nomination 21 Grams
2008 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor win Che
Awards
Preceded by
Michael Caine
for The Cider House Rules
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
2000
for Traffic
Succeeded by
Jim Broadbent
for Iris
Preceded by
Tom Cruise
for Magnolia
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
2001
for Traffic
Succeeded by
Jim Broadbent
for Iris
Preceded by
Jude Law
for The Talented Mr. Ripley
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2001
for Traffic
Succeeded by
Jim Broadbent
for Moulin Rouge!

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  1. ^ Benicio DEL Toro Biography (1967-)
  2. ^ Feature - Features - Benicio Del Toro's "Let's Have Some Fun, Okay?" Page - Portland Mercury
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Stated in interview on Inside the Actors Studio
  4. ^ Associated Press (2008-05-25). Benicio del Toro gana premio a mejor actor en Cannes (Spanish). Primera Hora. Retrieved on 2008-05-25.

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