Benicio Del Toro takes the negative comments written about him in the press in his stride because he knows it's just part of his job.

The Oscar-winning actor's appearance is often put under the spotlight - and critics have even suggested he is on drugs - but Del Toro never lets the scathing comments get to him.

He says, "They've said I mumble too much in movies, have bags under my eyes and look a wreck.

"If I put on weight for a role, they think I've let myself get out of shape. I even heard rumours that I was on drugs but that just isn't the case.

"But I always knew it was going to be a difficult road to take."

30/06/2005 09:05