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 Del Toro was born in San Germán, Puerto Rico, on February 19, 1967, is a Puerto Rican actor.
Young Benicio Del Toro studied acting with teachers Stella Adler and Arthur Mendoza, in Los Angeles and at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City.
He started his professional acting career in small television roles.
He landed his television debut in 1987, in series: Shell Game, Miami Vice and Private Eye.
He 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 film The Usual Suspects (1995), for which he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male.
The French Dispatch (2020) comedy drama romance in role as Moses Rosenthaler, directed by Wes Anderson
All-Star Weekend (2020) sports comedy drama, opposite Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr. and Gerard Butler
He voiced Swiper the Fox in adventure comedy film Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019).
He won the Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA 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 Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Jack Jordan in drama crime film 21 Grams (2003) directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Alejandro Gillick in crime thriller film Sicario (2015). He played the same character in sequel Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018).
He portrayed Taneleer Tivan / The Collector in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies:
Thor: The Dark World (2013) uncredited cameo
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
He played DJ, an underworld codebreaker in epic space-opera film Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017).
He won a Cannes Film Festival Award and a Goya Award for Best Actor for his role as Ernesto "Che" Guevara in biographical film Che (2008).
The Fan (1996) psychological thriller opposite 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 opposite 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
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
He played Rafael Caro Quintero in NBC mini-series Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (1990).
He portrayed Richard Matt in Showtime television series Escape at Dannemora (2018).
Attended Academia del Perpetuo Socorro, a Roman Catholic school in Miramar, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Attended the Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.
Has a business degree from University of California, San Diego.
Has an older brother, Gustavo.
Good friend with Johnny Depp.
Likes to play drumms and rides bikes.
Featured in music video for Madonna "La Isla Bonita" (1987).
Became the face of the 2011 Campari calendar.
Became the spokesman of the educational campaign "Yo Limpio a Puerto Rico" in 2003.
His nickname is “Beno”.
Huge fan of the Fulham Football Club.
Received an honorary degree from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in 2012.
Lives in Los Angeles, California.
Has been engaged to Valeria Golino (1988-1992).
He dated Claire Forlani (1995), Alicia Silverstone (1996-1997), Chiara Mastroianni (1998-2001), Catherine Keener (2008-2009), Sara Foster (2004-2006) and Heather Graham (2001).
He has a daughter Delilah, born on August 21, 2011, with Kimberley Stewart.
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.