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Benicio del Toro

Knowledge Identifier: +Benicio_del_Toro


Benicio del Toro

Puerto Rican actor and film producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1967.

Countries: United States (74%), United Kingdom (10%), Canada (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Johnny Depp, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Joe Johnston

Linked to: Circle in the Square Theatre School, Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, University of California, San Diego, People




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Benicio del Toro was born in 1967 add something


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - The novel first appeared as a two-part series in "Rolling Stone" magazine in 1971, was published as a book in 1972, and was later adapted into a film of the same name in 1998 by Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro who portrayed Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo, respectively


He had a cameo in Madonna's 1987 music video clip "La Isla Bonita" as a background character add something


His career gained momentum in 1995 with his breakout performance in "The Usual Suspects," where he played the mumbling, wisecracking Fred Fenster add something


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - In 1995, Gilliam received a different script he felt worth realising; his 1998 film features Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro as "Raoul Duke" and "Dr Gonzo", respectively; however, criticism was mixed and the film was a box office failure


Johnathon Schaech - Schaech was featured as one of the most promising leading men on a 1996 "Vanity Fair" cover that featured Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith and Benicio del Toro


Harry Connick, Jr. - He continued his film career, starring in "Excess Baggage" opposite Alicia Silverstone and Benicio del Toro in 1997


For "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", the 1998 film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's famous book, he gained more than 40 lbs add something


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (film) - "'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"' is a 1998 American dark comedy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke and Benicio del Toro as Dr. Gonzo


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 add something


Michael Douglas - In 2000, Douglas starred in Steven Soderbergh's critically acclaimed film Traffic, opposite Benicio del Toro and future wife Catherine Zeta-Jones.


Salma Hayek - In 2000, Hayek had an uncredited acting part opposite Benicio del Toro in "Traffic"


The Way of the Gun - "'The Way of the Gun"' is a 2000 American action film written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and stars Ryan Phillippe, Benicio del Toro, Juliette_Lewis, Taye Diggs, Nicky Katt and James Caan


His performance swept all of the major critics awards in 2001 add something


The Rum Diary (film) - In 2002, a new producer sought the project, and Benicio del Toro and Josh Hartnett were signed to star in the film adaptation


Naomi Watts - Her performance opposite Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro in director Alejandro González Iñárritu's 2003 drama "21 Grams" earned Watts an Academy *award nomination as Best Actress later that year


Francesco Vezzoli - His "Trailer for the Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula" , featuring Courtney Love as the title character, along with Helen Mirren, Benicio del Toro, Milla_Jovovich and Vidal himself, was his entry at the 2005 Venice Biennale, when he and Giuseppe Penone represented Italy


Jack Rafferty - In the 2005 film adaptation of the comic books, he was portrayed by Benicio del Toro


Quentin Tarantino - Tarantino went on to be credited as "Special Guest Director" in Robert Rodriguez's 2005 neo-noir film Sin City for his work directing the car sequence featuring Clive Owen and Benicio del Toro.


Cannes Film Festival - In 2008, del Toro was awarded the Prix d'interpretation masculine at the Cannes Film Festival for his characterization of Che Guevara in the biographical films "The Argentine" and "Guerrilla" add something


Rene Lavan - He will be in "Guerrilla" alongside Benicio del Toro coming in 2008 and is filming an independent movie about Dr. Ricardo Saca, called "Flights of Fancy" starring María Conchita Alonso


The Three Stooges (2012 film) - In March 2009, Benicio del Toro and Hank Azaria were in consideration to play the lead role of Moe Howard


While promoting his film "The Wolfman" in 2010, he described his romantic life as "in limbo add something


Emily Blunt - In 2010, Blunt co-starred with Benicio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins in the big-budget movie "The Wolfman", which was released on 12 February


Joe Johnston - Johnston took a six-year break before directing the 2010 remake of the 1941 horror classic "The Wolfman", starring Benicio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins


Hugo Weaving - Weaving played a supporting role in Joe Johnston's 2010 remake of the 1941 film "The Wolfman", starring Benicio del Toro


Bruce Payne - Payne was one of the attendants at the private screening of Oliver Stone's "South of the Border" in Los Angeles in June 2010 along with Benicio del Toro and James Brolin


He was chosen to be the face of the 2011 Campari calendar, becoming the first male model to be featured in the Italian liquor company's calendar add something


Stewart gave birth to a daughter, Delilah, on August 21, 2011 add something


On November 4, 2011, he acquired Spanish citizenship, along with fellow Puerto Rican Ricky Martin add something


Kimberly Stewart - On April 11, 2011, Benicio del Toro's publicist announced that Stewart was pregnant with his child, although the two were not a couple


In March 2012, he was granted an honorary degree by the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico for his impact on the cinema enterprise, during the celebration of the institution centenary add something


Oliver Stone - Stone is set to direct the 2012 film Savages, based on a novel by Don Winslow and featuring an ensemble cast that includes John Travolta, Uma Thurman, and Benicio del Toro.


In June 2013, del Toro joined the cast of Marvel Studios' 2014 superhero film "Guardians of the Galaxy" add something


Denis Villeneuve - In December 2013 Villeneuve was set to direct the crime thriller film "Sicario" scripted by Taylor Sheridan, in which Benicio Del Toro, Josh_Brolin and Emily Blunt would be starring as leads


Inherent Vice (film) - The film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Jena_Malone, May 2014 a Rudolph, and Martin Short


In September 2015, del Toro confirmed will play the villain in "Star Wars Episode VIII" add something


In 2016, Del Toro appeared in a Heineken beer television advertisement in its "More Behind the Star" series add something


Paul Rudd - In 2016, he appeared in the comedy-drama film "The Fundamentals of Caring", alongside Selena Gomez, and lent his voice to the animated films "The Little Prince", starring Jeff Bridges and Benicio Del Toro, and "Sausage Party", starring Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill


Suicide Squad (film) - In May 2019, Benicio del Toro was reported to be in talks to play the film's villain