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Benicio Del Toro


Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-1990s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican policeman in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic (2000). Benicio was born on February 19, 1967 in San Germán, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 45 wins & 68 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Snatch
Snatch Franky Four Fingers
(2000)
The Usual Suspects
(1995)
Traffic
Traffic Javier Rodriguez
(2000)
Sicario
Sicario Alejandro
(2015)

Filmography

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 2018 Escape at Dannemora (TV Series) (pre-production)
Richard Matt
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Richard Matt
  The Corporation (announced)
Jose Miguel Battle, Sr.
 2015/I The Little Prince
The Snake (voice)
 2015 A Perfect Day
Mambrú
 2013 Thor: The Dark World
The Collector (uncredited)
 2012 Savages: The Interrogations (Video short)
Lado
 2012 Savages
Lado
 2010 Somewhere
Celebrity (uncredited)
 2009 Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (Video)
Kid sitting on car (segment "La Isla Bonita") (uncredited)
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Paco
- Good Housekeeping (1995) ... Paco
 1994 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Bill
- The Bribe (1994) ... Bill
 1993 Huevos de oro
El amigo de Miami (as Benisio Del Toro)
 1992 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
Alvaro Harana (as Benicio del Toro)
 1991 The Indian Runner
Miguel
 1990 Madonna: The Immaculate Collection (Video)
Kid sitting on car (segment "La Isla Bonita") (uncredited)
 1990 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (TV Mini-Series)
Caro Quintero
- Part 3 (1990) ... Caro Quintero
- Part 2 (1990) ... Caro Quintero
- Part 1 (1990) ... Caro Quintero
 1987 Private Eye (TV Series)
- Blue Movie (1987)
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Pito
- Everybody's in Show Biz (1987) ... Pito (as Benicio Deltoro)
 1987 Madonna: La Isla Bonita (Video short)
Kid sitting on car
 1987 Shell Game (TV Series)
Pedroza
- The Upstairs Gardener (1987) ... Pedroza
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in "Lucky Star", an advert for a non-existent movie, actually for the Mercedes SL - directed by Michael Mann See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Interviews | 10 Articles | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Benisio Del Toro | Benicio Deltoro | Benicio del Toro

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

I see The Usual Suspects (1995) as the time where I was, quote unquote, discovered. It took me six, seven years to get to that place. And it was not easy. You're fighting with people who doubt you and your choice of career. There are a lot of doubts - and you have to stay focused with what you want. I never put a time limit on me being successful or not. I just cared about the work as an actor. ... See more »

Trivia:

Is the third Puerto Rican actor to receive an Academy Award. The other two were: Rita Moreno (West Side Story (1961)) and José Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays moral characters in harsh environments See more »

Nickname:

Beno

Star Sign:

Pisces

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