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Benicio Del Toro
Also known as:Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sanchez
Occupation:Actor • Producer • Writer • Voice Cast
Born:February 19, 1967
Birthplace:Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Spouse:Valeria Golino
Best-known for portraying dark and conflicted characters, Benicio Del Toro is an American-Puerto Rican actor, celebrated for essaying the role of the collector in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he featured in superhero film Thor: The Dark World (2013) and later reprised his role in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

The actor started his career as a television actor, where he appeared in several TV series, including Miami Vice (1984) and Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (1990). Later, in 1988, Del Toro made his big screen debut in Big Top Pee-wee, followed by James Bond film Licence to Kill (1989), making him the youngest actor to ever portray a Bond Villain. He then went on to star in many overlooked films like The Indian Runner (1991), Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992) and Money for Nothing (1993). His roles in Fearless (1993), Swimming with Sharks (1994), China Moon (1994) and The Usual Suspects (1995) The Funeral (1996), Basquiat (1996), The Fan (1996), Excess Baggage (1997) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) are some of creditable performances of his career.

The actor gained mainstream fame and public attention for playing a role of a conflicted yet honest policeman in Steven Soderbergh`s Traffic (2000). Benicio, then, starred in The Way of the Gun (2000), Snatch (2000), The Pledge (2001), The Hunted (2003), Sin City (2005), Things We Lost in the Fire (2007), The Wolfman (2010), The Upsetter (2011), 7 Days in Havana (2012), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Avenger: Infinity War (2018), Sicario: Day of Soldado (2019) and Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019).
Peers & More
Tom Hiddleston
Mark Ruffalo
Josh Brolin
Valeria Golino
Delilah del Toro
Fausta Genoveva Sánchez Rivera
Gustavo Adolfo del Toro Bermúdez
Gustavo del Toro
Popular Movies
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No Sudden Move
Dora And The Lost City Of Gold
Avengers: Infinity War Re-Release (Hindi)
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
Avengers: Infinity War
The Little Prince
Escobar: Paradise Lost
Inherent Vice
Guardians of the Galaxy (3D)

Did You Know? (6)

  • Mark Ruffalo and Benicio Del Toro studied at the Stella Adler drama school at the same time.
  • When he starred in License to Kill in 1989, Benicio Del Toro became the youngest person ever to portray the role of an antagonist in a James Bond film.
  • Benicio Del Toro was offered to play the role of John Harrison in Star Trek into Darkness (2013), but he refused the offer because he could not reach a settlement with the makers of the film over the compensation. The role eventually went to Benedict Cumberbatch.
  • Meryl Poster, the former Miramax Films executive once told Benicio Del Toro that his and Josh Brolin's audition was the worst she had ever witnessed.
  • While shooting for one of the action sequences in The Hunted (2003), Benicio Del Toro was so badly injured that he went out to work for several months and during the course of the recovery he required three hours of therapy daily.
  • Benicio Del Toro made a cameo appearance in Madonna's hit music video, La Isla Bonita in 1987.
  • Personal Quotes (3)

  • " To be honest with you, I'd rather not be working. When you work, there are all sorts of deadlines and pressures. I like to do one thing and take my time to do the other one."
  • "When you start to become a movie star it's easy to believe that you are Superman. That can fool you. That's why I prefer not to pay much attention to fame. "
  • "I've always played the guy with the gun and the knife. That's how many actors start out, playing the bad guy. "
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