Benicio Del Toro was born on February 19, 1967, in Santurce, Puerto Rico. He is a famous Puerto Rican actor.
Biography and Career :
His parents were lawyers. His mother died when he was 4 and four year later, his father moved to Pennsylvania, in Mercersburg. The were living at a ranch. After graduating the University of California in San Diego, Benicio Del Toro took acting classes. Although his family encouraged him to become lawyer, Benicio Del Toro obtained a scholarship at Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting. He moved to Los Angeles
where he studied at Actors Circle Theatre, receiving his first part in TV and also a part in the soap opera "Miami Voice".
He was a drug-dealer in another soap opera "Dr
ug Wars: The Camarena Story" (1990). His most important part might be Duke, the Dog-Faced Boy in "Big Top Pee-Wee" (1988). Because of his physical aspect Benicio Del Toro becomes "one of a kind" in Hollywood, at first in 1995 in "The Usual Suspects". He is the third Puerto Rican actor to win the Oscar for the best secondary part. Another important award for his career is also the Golden Globe in "Traffic" (2000).
- "I trained as a theater actor and you had a bare stage and you had to pretend, one prop and you are in the middle of 8th Ave. and traffic is just going by."
- "I'm not Jack Nicholson. I'm not Brando. But I do mumble."
- "I don't think I could be a foot soldier. I don't know if I could take orders too good. I'm a little lazy."
- He has a cameo in Madonna
's 1987 music video clip "La Isla Bonita" as a background character.
- He is the third Puerto Rican actor to win an Oscar. The other two were actors Jose Ferrer and Rita Moreno.
- 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 Wolf Man (2008)
- The Argentine (2008)
- Guerrilla (2008)
- Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
- Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula (2005)
- Sin City (2005)
- 21 Grams (2003)
- The Hunted (2003)
- The Pledge (2001)
- Traffic (2000)
- The Way of the Gun (2000)
- Snatch. (2000)
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
- Excess Baggage (1997)
- The Funeral (1996)
- The Fan (1996)
- Basquiat (1996)
- Joyride (1996)
- The Usual Suspects (1995)
- "Fallen Angels" (1 episode, 1995)
- "Tales from the Crypt" (1 episode, 1994)
- Swimming with Sharks (1994)
- China Moon (1994)
- Fearless (1993)
- Huevos de oro (1993)
- Money for Nothing (1993)
- Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
- The Indian Runner (1991)
- Madonna: The Immaculate Collection (1990) (V)
- "Drug Wars: The Camarena Story" (1990) (mini) TV Series
- Licence to Kill (1989)
- Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
- "Private Eye" (1 episode, 1987)
- "Miami Vice" (1 episode, 1987).
Benicio Del Toro's Dates :
Valeria Golino (1988 - 1992)
Claire Forlani (1995 - 1996)
Alicia Silverstone (1996 - 1997)
Chiara Mastroianni (1998 - 2001)
Sara Foster (2004 - 2006)
Scarlett Johansson (2004)
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