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Benicio del Toro (born Benicio Monserrate Rafael Del Toro Sánchez 19.02.66)
Benicio del Toro is a Puerto Rican actor best known for his work in 'Snatch', 'The Usual Suspects' and 'Sin City'.

Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Benicio del Toro has a net worth of 45 million USD.

Childhood: Del Toro was born in San German, Puerto Rico, to Gustavo Adolfo Del Toro Bermudez and Fausta Genoveva Sanchez Rivera. He attended Academia del Perpetuo Socorro (The Academy of Our Lady of Perpetual Help) in Miramar, Puerto Rico. His mother died of hepatitis when he was nine years old, and at twelve he moved with his father and brother to Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. Here, del Toro attended Mercersburg Academy. After graduating, del Toro enrolled at the University of California, San Diego, to study a degree in business. While here, he took part in a drama course, and after seeing success in the field of acting, he dropped out of university to study at the Circle in the Square Theatre School, in New York City.

Career: Del Toro began his career with a part on the CBS show, 'Shell Game' in 1987. He followed this up with an appearance in 'Miami Vice' and the James Bond film, 'Licence to Kill' which was released in 1989. He continued to work in a stream of movies in small parts, like 'The Indian Runner', 'China Moon', 'Christopher Columbus: The Discovery', 'Money for Nothing', 'Fearless' and 'Swimming with Sharks'. In 1995, del Toro appeared beside Kevin Spacey in 'The Usual Suspects', earning him an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor, as well as public esteem. The performance led to his casting in better roles in films like 'The Funeral', 'Basquiat' and 'The Fan'. In 1997, he starred alongside Alicia Silverstone in the film 'Excess Baggage', which she produced. The following year, del Toro gained a great cult following for his work in Terry Gilliam's adaptation of 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' by Hunter S. Thompson, where he starred alongside Johnny Depp. Del Toro then took a two year hiatus from acting, before returning to star in the film 'The Way of the Gun', directed by 'The Usual Suspects' screenwriter, Christopher McQuarrie, in a directorial debut. He then appeared in Steven Soderbergh's 'Traffic', winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, as well as the Golden Globe Award and the Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actor. He was then nominated again for Best Supporting Actor for his work on the film '21 Grams'. In 2005, he appeared in Robert Rodriguez' adaptation of Frank Miller's 'Sin City'. In 2008, he earned award nominations for his portrayal of Che Guevara in the biopic 'Che'. In 2010, he produced and starred in 'The Wolfman', before receiving a small role in the Marvel Studios films, 'Thor: The Dark World' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy' - the latter showed his character's role slightly extended.

Personal Life: Del Toro has often stated that he does not wish to be married, and prefers to live alone in his New York apartment. In August, 2011, he had a daughter with Kimberly Stewart (daughter of Rod Stewart), despite the couple not being in a relationship.



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Benicio Del Toro Reportedly Offered Villain Role In ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’


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Benicio Del Toro has reportedly been offered the villain role in Star Wars: Episode VIII. A number of sources close to the casting process confirmed Del Toro’s possible involvement in the sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Monday (20th July).

Benicio Del ToroBenicio Del Toro at the Los Angeles premiere of Escobar: Paradise Lost in June 2015.

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Los Angeles Premiere of Escobar: Paradise Lost - Arrivals

Benicio Del Toro - Wood & Vine Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of Escobar: Paradise Lost - Arrivals at ArcLight Hollywood - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 23rd June 2015

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Laura Londoño, Claudia Traisac, Josh Hutcherson, Benicio Del Toro and Carlos Bardem
Laura Londoño, Claudia Traisac, Josh Hutcherson, Benicio Del Toro and Carlos Bardem
Laura Londoño, Claudia Traisac, Josh Hutcherson, Benicio Del Toro and Carlos Bardem

Benicio del Toro at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Benicio Del Toro - Benicio del Toro at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at LAX - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 21st May 2015

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68th Annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Sicario' - Photocall

Benicio Del Toro - 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Sicario' - Photocall at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Tuesday 19th May 2015

68th Annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Carol' - Premiere

Benicio Del Toro - A variety of celebrities were photographed as they took to the red carpet at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival for the 'Carol' premiere in Cannes, France - Sunday 17th May 2015

The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards - Outside Arrivals

Benicio Del Toro - The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards - Outside Arrivals at Santa Monica, Independent Spirit Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 21st February 2015

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Inherent Vice Review


OK

Like the Thomas Pynchon novel it's based on, this film remains infuriatingly evasive as its central mystery deepens. Also like Pynchon, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson is more interested in characters than plot, expertly orchestrating a lively cast in a series of raucous scenes. That these moments never quite add up to a coherent bigger story may feel unsatisfying, but the groovy 1970s vibe is infectious, and there's a lot of fun to be had in watching these actors play around with the rambling dialogue and nutty interaction.

It's set in 1970 Los Angeles, where private investigator Doc (Joaquin Phoenix) is a stoner who'd rather not work at all. Then he agrees to help his ex-girlfriend Shasta (Katherine Waterston) find her missing property developer boyfriend Mickey (Eric Roberts). But this immediately puts him on a collision course with his long-time nemesis, Detective Bjornsen (James Brolin), a frozen-banana loving tough-guy cop known as Bigfoot. And the deeper Doc gets into the case, the more confusing it gets. Not only is the presumed-dead Coy (Owen Wilson) very much alive, but it's unclear whether a key clue about Golden Fang refers to a boat or a secret dental society. And suspiciously, Doc's DA friend Penny (Reese Witherspoon) always seems to be one step ahead of him on the case.

Anderson opens the film with a blinding flood of information and then simply never allows us to catch up, so like Doc we can't quite get a grip on what's actually going on. This effectively makes us feel as stoned as he is, bewildered by the way even the simplest revelations seem to contradict each other. But even as everything gets increasingly confusing, Anderson writes and directs scenes with a vivid intensity that's both hilariously entertaining and darkly involving. Each sequence carries a powerful punch, giving the superb cast plenty of quirky details to work with.

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Benicio Del Toro Had "A Lot Of Fun" Working With Paul Thomas Anderson


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There are some movies that can be watched over and over again, without you getting bored. Sometimes, this is due to the intense and intricate work of directors, who hide all sorts of small things in the background, and with up upcoming release of 'Inherent Vice', actor Benicio Del Toro revealed that this film may just be one of those.

Benicio Del Toro in 'Inherent Vice'
Benicio Del Toro in 'Inherent Vice'

"I feel that every time I see it, I see new things. And those movies I really respect - because they last", explained Del Toro, before adding "I think that this one is one of those." 'Inherent Vice' is the latest film from acclaimed director Paul Thomas Anderson, and follows the exploits of a Los Angeles detective (played by Joaquin Phoenix) during the 1970s.   

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Video - Josh Brolin And Benicio del Toro Greet Each Other At The New York Film Festival Premiere Of 'Inherent Vice' - Part 1


Stars of forthcoming crime comedy 'Inherent Vice' Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin were among the guest arrivals at the movie's premiere held during the 52nd New York Film Festival. The movie follows a detective forced to take on a case more personal in nature than he's used to.

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Video - Joaquin Phoenix Is Joined By Co-Stars At New York Film Festival Premiere Of 'Inherent Vice' - Part 2


The leading man of upcoming crime comedy 'Inherent Vice' Joaquin Phoenix posed alongside Patricola Public Relations founder Susan Patricola and the film's premiere held at the 52nd New York Film Festival. In the movie, Phoenix plays private detective Doc Sportello, whose new case comes in the form of his ex girlfriend.

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Joaquin Phoenix Is Joined By A First-Rate Cast In Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' [Trailer + Pictures]


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Joaquin Phoenix once again demonstrates his extraordinary versatility as a screen actor with his latest role as PI Doc Sportello in Paul Thomas Anderson's forthcoming mystery drama 'Inherent Vice' - but who else makes this unusual flick one to watch out for?

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Joaquin Phoenix [R] to impress once again in 'Inherent Vice' alongside Reese Witherspoon [L]

Phoenix always surprises with his choice of movie roles, going from the deadly serious sect drama 'The Master' (also directed by Anderson) to the coy, technological romance (we like the term Comp-Rom) of 'Her', and now he's takes a new turn once again in this comedic 70s thriller. He's a private investigator who is forced to take on his ex-girlfriend Shasta's case when her new boyfriend Mickey Wolfmann becomes embroiled in a kidnapping plot by his scheming wife Sloane and her secret lover. 

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Guardians of the Galaxy Review


Extraordinary

By refusing to follow the usual formula, filmmaker James Gunn has made Marvel's best-yet movie, a summer action-adventure that provides more cinematic fun than the rest of the year's blockbusters rolled into one. It's shamelessly entertaining, keeping the focus on sparky characters even as the action spirals into exhilarating set-pieces around them. And the best thing is that the film isn't actually about the big plot: it's about a group of people who should hate each other but instead come together as a team.

In a pre-logo sequence set in 1988 America, a young boy is kidnapped by aliens. Some 25 years later, Peter (Chris Pratt) has become an ace thief who roams the galaxy in search of cash. Curious and charming, he can get himself out of most scrapes, but when he collects a mysterious orb for a client he ends up as the target of two bounty hunters, the raccoon-like Rocket and tree-like Groot (voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel). And the villainously destructive Ronan (Lee Pace) sends his best fighter Gamora (Zoe Saldana) to get the orb for his own nefarious plan. Rounded up and thrown into prison, Peter, Gamora, Rocket and Groot stage a daring escape with the help of literal-minded muscleman Drax (Dave Bautista), then must work together to deal with this troublesome orb. So they contact Peter's mentor/nemesis Yondu (Michael Rooker) before taking on Ronan and his second-best fighter, Gamora's half-cyborg sister Nebula (Karen Gillan).

Gunn gives the film a look and tone unlike anything in the Marvel universe, with colourful ships, sassy humour and freewheeling action that propels the story and deepens the character at the same time. It also makes the most of the well-worn 1980s mixtape Peter uses as his own personal soundtrack. It's the kind of riotously thrill ride that makes us hold on for dear life, loving every twist and turn. And since it's so tightly focused on the characters, the action plot involving the orb merely adds texture around the edges. As do terrific actors like Glenn Close and John C. Reilly in small but pivotal roles.

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New 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Trailer: What We Noticed


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Prepare to check out the new trailer for the upcoming summer blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy, which is due to open from the end of July. James Gunn's visualisation of Marvel's lesser-known comic book series recruits a stellar cast in an outer space setting with jaw-dropping special effects and rib-tickling one-liners.

Chris Pratt takes the lead alongside Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Josh Brolin, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close Benicio Del Toro and Dave Bautista in what looks to be one of the action highlights of summer 2014.

In a nutshell, Pratt's adventurer, Peter Quill, gets stranded in space and unites a team of unlikely ex-con aliens in order to mount a defence against the cosmic threat of Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy's Groot Appears Cast Favourite Following Q&A


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Guardians of the Galaxy, the latest film based on Marvel’s comic books, is due to be released in July. With fans already speculating about the film’s plotline and special effects, the cast and crew were happy to chime in with a special Q&A session on Facebook on Monday (19th May). The session followed the release of the film’s second trailer, following the shorter teaser trailer we saw back in January.

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Chris Pratt stars as Peter Quill in GoG.

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Video - Benicio del Toro Arrives At 'Jimmy P' premiere At 2013 New York Film Festival


The leading stars of 'Jimmy P: Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian' Benicio Del Toro and Mathieu Amalric pose on the red carpet at the movie's premiere at the 2013 New York Film Festival alongside director and writer Arnaud Desplechin.

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