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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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Song To Song Trailer


The music scene of Austin, Texas becomes tainted by lust and illict desires as two aspiring songwriters named Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling) become entwined in two overlapping love triangles with a major player in the music business named Cook (Michael Fassbender) - who encourages them to take their music careers further - and a charming waitress (Natalie Portman). As much as their lives are about making it in the industry and becoming world renowned successes, their lives get more complicated by disloyalty, temptation and infatuation with each other, pushing all of them ultimately further away. Can love last when betrayal lies at every corner?

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Benicio Del Toro Strongly Linked With Role In 'Avengers: Infinity War'


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Yet another major name appears to have been added to the already stellar cast for Avengers: Infinity War, with Benicio Del Toro all but confirmed to be reprising his part as The Collector after being spotted in Atlanta, where the Marvel blockbuster is being filmed.

Del Toro has played the character twice already in the Marvel Universe already, appearing in Thor: The Dark World and Guardians of the Galaxy.

An Instagram snap from Atlantan record store Criminal Records appears to show the 49 year old actor shopping there, leading many fans to put two and two together.

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Benicio Del Toro - Benicio del Toro arrives at Los Angeles International (LAX) Airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 12th April 2016

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Benicio Del Toro - Celebrities attend 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016

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Sicario Review

Extraordinary

A rare film that adds up to much more than the sum of its parts, this works as both a dramatic character study and a tense thriller. The title is Mexican slang for "hitman". And with fierce direction, razor-sharp writing and breathtakingly layered performances, this is one of the most involving, thrilling movies of the year. It also has something urgent to say about the political world we live in.

Kate (Emily Blunt) is the leader of an FBI unit in Phoenix, and is taken aback when offbeat Homeland Security agent Matt (Josh Brolin) asks her to join his team tracking a Mexican drug cartel kingpin. She brings her partner (Daniel Kaluuya) along, and they struggle to make sense of their new mission, especially the shady operative Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) who's working alongside them. The question is which organisation is actually running this operation, and what the real goal is. Clearly international laws are being bent at every step, and Kate is worried that she might also be compromising her moral and ethical principles. Meanwhile over the border, a local cop (Maximiliano Hernandez) is involved in activities that may cause trouble for his family and community.

Director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) keeps this story tightly under control, taking the audience along on Kate's odyssey into the dark side of international law enforcement, which has little regard for the law. Blunt brings a remarkable authenticity to her role as a steely, smart leader who is always on-edge, trying to find a way through an unpredictable situation. As she quietly reveals Kate's thought processes, the audience is able to identify with her at every step. Which makes every scene both riveting and emotionally wrenching. Opposite her, both Brolin and Del Toro are on top form, infusing the film with quirky details, black humour and challenging ideas. There's also an astonishing role for Jon Bernthal as a cowboy who flirts with Kate, and then some.

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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).

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Sicario Trailer


Kate Macer is an FBI Agent who's about to undertake probably the most dangerous mission of her career so far. It's not her usual department, but she has been taken on to help in the ever swelling drug war along the border of the US and Mexico. There's a drug lord taking over the sprawling metropolis of El Paso, people are getting killed left right and centre. In order to take him down, a lot of people need to be executed along the way - but Kate's not so sure her task is an entirely moral one when she is forced to pull a gun on nearly everyone who gets in her way. As she doubts the mission and questions the history of Matt, the task force's leader, she starts to understand that they only real assignment she's being faced with is survival - even if that means breaking her own rules.

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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

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The Little Prince Trailer


A Little Girl's Mother has high expectations of her daughter, given her own career success, and thus takes it upon herself to plan out her entire life, complete with a rigorous study and exercise schedule. The Little Girl agrees to knuckle down at first, but soon finds herself distracted by her peculiar elderly neighbour, The Aviator, who wishes to tell her the story of his encounter with The Little Prince - an other worldly being who lived on an astronaut before landing in the middle of a desert on Earth. The Little Girl is fascinated by the tale, and starts to understand what the most important things are in life, such as friendship. She starts to lament the idea of growing up and the idea of forgetting the significant things she understands as a child; that only the heart can give her a true vision in life.

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Inherent Vice Review


Good

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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Inherent Vice - Extended Trailer


Larry "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is a simple man. When he's not abusing illicit substances, he's solving crimes as a private investigator - although those two do sometimes overlap. But as the 1960s breath their dying breath, Doc's life is going to get perhaps a little too interesting for his liking. When his ex-girlfriend shows up one day, Doc finds himself unable to stay unintegrated with the 70s, as his new employer and former lover has him tracking down her new boyfriend and trying to thwart the plans of his wife and HER boyfriend. And if that wasn't complicated enough for him, there's something to do with a mysterious 'Golden Fang'. It's gonna be one hell of a decade.

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Benicio Del Toro departs from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

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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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Benicio Del Toro - 66th Cannes Film Festival - 'Jimmy P. Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian' - Premiere - Cannes, France - Saturday 18th May 2013

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Benicio Del Toro

Date of birth

19th February, 1967

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.88


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Benicio Del Toro Movies

Song To Song Trailer

Song To Song Trailer

The music scene of Austin, Texas becomes tainted by lust and illict desires as two...

A Perfect Day Movie Review

A Perfect Day Movie Review

An irreverent comedy in the style of the original M.A.S.H., this wartime romp takes an...

Sicario Movie Review

Sicario Movie Review

A rare film that adds up to much more than the sum of its parts,...

Sicario Trailer

Sicario Trailer

Kate Macer is an FBI Agent who's about to undertake probably the most dangerous mission...

The Little Prince Trailer

The Little Prince Trailer

A Little Girl's Mother has high expectations of her daughter, given her own career success,...

Inherent Vice Movie Review

Inherent Vice Movie Review

Like the Thomas Pynchon novel it's based on, this film remains infuriatingly evasive as its...

Inherent Vice Trailer

Inherent Vice Trailer

Larry "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is a simple man. When he's not abusing illicit substances,...

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Inherent Vice Trailer

Inherent Vice Trailer

Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is a private investigator living in Los Angeles during the tail...

Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Review

Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Review

By refusing to follow the usual formula, filmmaker James Gunn has made Marvel's best-yet movie,...

Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer

Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer

The cast of forthcoming Marvel movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy'; Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Chris...

Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer

Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer

Peter Quill runs into some trouble when he discovers an unusual looking orb that happens...

Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer

Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer

Peter Quill is a fearless Earthling pilot who rather proudly proclaims himself to be an...

Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer

Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer

Peter Quill is a tenacious pilot who was taken away from his home planet Earth...

Savages Movie Review

Savages Movie Review

Oliver Stone takes a stab at returning to a nastier, more edgy filmmaking style, but...

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