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The Things They Say 10789

15th January 2009

"I have no control over it. Thank my mom and my dad and my tailor." BENICIO DEL TORO on his image as a sex symbol....

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Del Toro: 'Che Guevara Was A Warrior, Like Batman'

15th January 2009

Oscar winner BENICIO DEL TORO has become such a big fan of ERNESTO 'CHE' GUEVARA after playing the revolutionary in director STEVEN SODERBERGH's four-hour epic, he's keen to defend the leader from his critics. The...

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The Things They Say 10774

14th January 2009

"There aren’t many Latinos who run Hollywood who can make decisions to greenlight a $40 million movie about a Latino revolutionary. (It was like) pushing a piano up the Empire State Building." BENICIO DEL TORO...

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The Things They Say 10679

6th January 2009

The first time I became aware of Che Guevara was from the Rolling Stones song Little Indian Girl. That's the first time I heard his name. Then all those T-shirts came out in 1983, 84."...

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Del Toro's Revolutionary Film Gets Ok In Cuba

20th November 2008

Cuban officials have given actor BENICIO DEL TORO's revolutionary new film CHE the green light to show in the country after satisfying the government with its depiction of former president FIDEL CASTRO. The forthcoming film,...

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Soderbergh: Cleo Will Be Like An Elvis Musical

26th October 2008

Steven Soderbergh has said his planned film about Cleopatra will be similar to "an Elvis musical".It was reported earlier this week that the Ocean's Eleven director hopes to pair the Catherine Zeta Jones with Hugh...

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Del Toro And Soderbergh Defend Revolutionary Film

8th October 2008

Actor BENICIO DEL TORO and director STEVEN SODERBERGH have brushed off critics of their new movie GUERRILLA, insisting the film was meant to "p**s off" audiences. The forthcoming film, which depicts the rise and fall...

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Del Toro Was Autograph Hunters' Favourite At Toronto Film Festival

17th September 2008

Actor BENICIO DEL TORO has been crowned the fans' favourite autograph signer at the recent Toronto Film Festival in Canada - because he never turned a devotee away. The Oscar winner was at the event...

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Viva Che (Just When It Seemed Dead)

11th September 2008

Nearly four months after it was screened at the Cannes Festival to widespread critical acclaim and a best-actor award for its star, Steven Soderbergh's Che has finally landed a distributor. IFC Films said that it...

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52nd London Film Festival Programme Confirmed

10th September 2008

The lineup for the Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival has been confirmed this morning.Speaking in the Odeon West End, BFI artistic director Sandra Hebron revealed that the festival will open with the world premiere...

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The Things They Say 9132

8th August 2008

"I always look like BENICIO DEL TORO! Actually, that's being kind to myself, as I think he's very sexy and I can't say that I feel the same way about myself. On bad days I...

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Del Toro And Keener Dating?

6th August 2008

Hollywood stars BENICIO DEL TORO and CATHERINE KEENER are secretly dating, according to reports. The pair was spotted enjoying a meal together at Los Angeles restaurant Green Door last week (29Jul08) - and onlookers claimed...

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Che Remains In Storage

1st August 2008

Two months after garnering a raft of enthusiastic notices and a best-actor award for its star, Benicio Del Toro, Steven Soderbergh's $65-million Che has still been unable to find a distributor, the Hollywood Reporter observed...

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Ebert "Depressed" By Loss Of Show

31st July 2008

Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert says that having to announce his departure from the television show that he launched with the late Gene Siskel in 1975 left him feeling "depressed." Ebert notes on his...

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Rossdale Blames Del Toro For Lack Of Movie Roles

10th June 2008

British rocker-turned-actor GAVIN ROSSDALE blames BENICIO DEL TORO for his stalled Hollywood career - because the Latin star lands all the best movie roles. Rossdale, who is married to pop star Gwen Stefani, hit the...

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Surprise Winner At Cannes Film Festival

26th May 2008

Director Laurence Cantet's Entre les Murs (The Class), a film about a year in the life of suburban Parisian students, was the surprise winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival Sunday. It...

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Will Soderbergh's Che Be Released?

22nd May 2008

Steven Soderbergh's four-and-a-half-hour film Che had its debut at the Cannes Film Festival Wednesday night. The film, which stars Benicio del Toro in the title role of Argentine-born Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara, received mixed reviews,...

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Johansson Denies Del Toro Lift Romp

15th May 2008

SCARLETT JOHANSSON has laughed off rumours she had a steamy encounter in a lift with actor BENICIO DEL TORO - insisting the raunchy tale was just a joke. The pair was the subject of scandal...

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Movie World Relocates As Cannes Begins

14th May 2008

The great and the good of the film industry are congregating on the French Riviera ahead of today's opening of the 61st Cannes film festival.Fifty-seven full-length features will be shown over the next 12 days...

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Weaving Joins The Wolfman

22nd February 2008

THE MATRIX villain HUGO WEAVING is to join BENICIO DEL TORO and SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS in the star-studded new remake of THE WOLFMAN. The Australian actor will play Detective Aberline in the movie, which will...

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Fascinating Fact 4768

5th February 2008

Director JOE JOHNSTON has signed up to direct the troubled new BENICIO DEL TORO movie THE WOLF MAN, less than a week after filmmaker MARK ROMANEK quit the project citing "creative differences".

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Del Toro Visits Bolivian Leader

5th December 2007

Movie star BENICIO DEL TORO met with Bolivian President EVO MORALES on Monday (03Dec07) to discuss upcoming films about revolutionary CHE GUEVARA. The Oscar winner paid a visit to the presidential palace, where the two...

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Del Toro Participates In Drug Counselling Session

6th November 2007

Oscar-winning actor BENICIO DEL TORO stunned visitors at a health centre in New York by attending a meeting for drug addicts on the premises. The Traffic star made an appearance at a methamphetamine addiction group...

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The Things They Say 5969

26th October 2007

"BENICIO DEL TORO sends his apologies. He'd like to be here but he's making two or three films about CHE GUEVARA in Cuba or Mexico or somewhere like that." Director SAM MENDES jokes about BENICIO...

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Motherly Film Part Encouraged Berry To Have Baby

25th October 2007

HALLE BERRY looked positively glowing as she attended the gala performance of her new movie in Leicester Square last night (October 24th).The mum-to-be showed off her new baby bump in a low-cut purple dress as...

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The Things They Say 5937

23rd October 2007

"We were doing a scene without a kiss and (director) SUSANNE (BIER) didn't think it was working. Finally, she came up and said, `I think maybe you should try a little smooch.' And I said,...

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Movie Reviews: Things We Lost In The Fire

19th October 2007

"Earnest" is an adjective that keeps cropping up in the generally polite reviews of Things We Lost in the Fire, starring Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro and directed by Danish writer-director Susanne Bier. "This...

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Plethora Of New Releases Floods Theaters

19th October 2007

Eight new films -- count 'em, eight! -- enter the box-office competition this weekend, each on more than 500 screens, which is likely a record. Box-office forecasters are by no means united on which film...

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The Things They Say 5904

18th October 2007

"The joke is I go to people and say, 'Hey, I'm in a movie with HALLE BERRY,' and I go, 'Yeah, and I slept with her. You gotta go check it out. I sleep with...

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Del Toro To Swap Acting For Directing

17th October 2007

Oscar-winner BENICIO DEL TORO is to take a break from acting - because he is desperate to direct movies not star in them. The 40-year-old, who claimed the Best Supporting Actor award for his...

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