Benicio Del Toro young
February 19, 1967
6 ft 2 in | 188 cm
82 kg | 180 pounds
40 in | 101 cm
12 US | 45 EU
33 in | 83.5 cm
Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on February 19, 1967, is a Puerto Rican actor. Young Benicio Del Toro made his big screen debut in comedy movie Big Top Pee-wee (1988) in role as Duke. Benicio's breakthrough performance came as Fred Fenster in neo-noir mystery movie The Usual Suspects (1995) opposite Kevin Spacey and Gabriel Byrne.
He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performace as Javier Rodríguez in crime drama film Traffic (2000) directed by Steven Soderbergh. He was nominated for the same award for his role as Jack Jordan in drama crime film 21 Grams (2003) directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
The Fan (1996) psychological thriller with Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) psychedelic satirical road with Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci and Tobey Maguire
China Moon (1994) thriller mystery with Ed Harris and Madeleine Stowe
Sin City (2005) neo-noir crime in role as Det. Lt. Jack "Jackie Boy" Rafferty
The Wolfman (2010) horror with Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blunt
Savages (2012) crime thriller directed by Oliver Stone
Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014) drama crime in role as Pablo Escobar
A Perfect Day (2015) comedy drama opposite Olga Kurylenko and Tim Robbins
Sicario (2015) crime thriller opposite Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin
Snatch (2000) crime comedy directed by Guy Ritchie
Swimming With Sharks (1994) comedy drama with Kevin Spacey
The Funeral (1996) crime drama with Christopher Walken
The Way of the Gun (2000) crime thriller with Ryan Phillippe and James Caan
The Hunted (2003) action crime thriller opposite Tommy Lee Jones and Connie Nielsen
Licence to Kill (1989) spy with Timothy Dalton
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) superhero as Taneleer Tivan / The Collector
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) in role as DJ, codebreaker
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) thriller drama opposite Josh Brolin
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) superhero in role as Taneleer Tivan / The Collector
He is a good friend with Johnny Depp.
Likes to play drumms and rides bikes.
He appeared in Madonna's music video "La Isla Bonita" (1987).
He played Rafael Caro Quintero in mini-series Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (1990).
His nicknames is “Beno”.
He has a daughter with Kimberley Stewart.
Lives in Los Angeles, California.
The very first things that I did, even in theater, were bad guys. They are meaty roles for the most part. With the bad guy you have more freedom to experiment and go further out than with a good guy.
It's funny, but when I arrived in California to start college I was much more interested in becoming a surfer and cruise along in life from one beach to the next. I didn't plan out any huge career for myself.
My goal as an actor has always been to reach a level where I can find a lot of interesting work, and I think I'm at that point now. The Oscar has given me a lot of recognition.
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 liked most of the films that I've been in and those are the kinds of films I like to see.
It really is a pleasure to work with someone who you admire. Whatever you do in front of the camera, and I don't know what it is, but actors have this thing that you recognize someone that makes you better. When you do that, it's a great feeling.
I'm a fan myself, so when a fan does something that might be strange, I understand it.