Benicio Del Toro Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

15th February 2016

Fact: Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern have joined the cast of the new Star Wars movie. Star Wars: Episode VIII began filming at Pinewood Studios in London on Monday (15Feb16).

2nd October 2015

Quote: "It's cool. He knows what rides to hit when he goes to Disneyland... He goes straight to Pirates of the Caribbean." Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro always enjoys visiting 'the happiest place on earth' with his four-year-old daughter's grandfather Rod Stewart.

15th September 2015

Quote: "People have given him some hell about his eyes looking half closed. When he does a red carpet, when the lights are so bright, they narrow even more! You can hear photographers yelling, 'Open your eyes!' They're open, he's just (blinded by the flashlights)." Actress Emily Blunt feels sorry for her SICARIO co-star Benicio Del Toro when he has to face the cameras on the red carpet.

28th August 2012

Fact: Benicio Del Toro has been photographed with his ex-lover Kimberly Stewart and their baby Delilah for the first time since the tot's birth last summer (11). The trio was snapped taking a stroll together in Los Angeles, days after the little girl turned one. The child was conceived during a brief fling between the actor and Rod Stewart's daughter.

5th July 2012

Quote: "I happened to be driving through London a couple of years ago and I saw Charlie Watts out of the window. He was standing on the corner of a street, in a suit, looking up at a building... I told my driver to stop, rolled my window down and got out my camera to take a picture, but there was no film in it. So I just yelled, 'I'm a big fan!' He looked at me like I was mad." Benicio Del Toro had a chance encounter with the Rolling Stones star.

15th June 2012

Quote: "The first movie I saw was Grease. It was the first movie that pulled me out of my seat. We used to go see that movie and dance in hallways and do the strut." Benicio Del Toro was thrilled to get the chance to work with John Travolta in new Oliver Stone thriller Savages.

4th November 2011

Fact: Latin stars Ricky Martin and Benicio Del Toro have been granted citizenship in Spain. A government spokesman announced on Friday (04Nov11) that the two U.S. citizens were being recognised for their artistic talents.

19th September 2011

Fact: Actor Benicio Del Toro and socialite Kimberly Stewart have given their newborn daughter both of their last names. The baby girl, born on 21 August (11), will be known as Delilah Stewart del Toro.

24th August 2011

Fact: New parents Benicio Del Toro and Kimberly Stewart plan to call their baby daughter Delilah. The tot was born to the estranged couple on Sunday (21Aug11).

5th May 2010

Quote: "As I roll into my forties, I'm making an effort to work out. For the first 20 minutes, you're thinking, this is hell. The next 20 you survive and the last 20 you're in pain! But afterwards you feel good." Benicio Del Toro is hitting the gym to get in shape.

4th March 2010

Fact: Benicio Del Toro is following in the footsteps of Eva Longoria PARKER and Eva Mendes - he's fronting the new British advert campaign for Magnum ice cream.

15th February 2010

Fact: Benicio Del Toro gave U.S. TV audiences a giggle on Friday (12Feb10) when he sucked on a helium balloon and joked around with comedian Jimmy Fallon on his late night talk show. In a high-pitched voice, THE WOLFMAN star laughed and said, "This is good helium, this is really good helium, I really like it!"

12th February 2010

Quote: "He kind of is kookoo bananas... but in a cool way." Emily Blunt on The Wolfman co-star Benicio Del Toro.

4th February 2010

Quote: "I've been a fan of his work for so long. He's just, like, one of the best ever. You learn from him and feel like a kid all over again. And he let me call him Anthony rather than Sir Anthony." Benicio Del Toro was thrilled to co-star with his idol SIR Anthony Hopkins in THE WOLFMAN.

16th October 2009

Quote: "I came to L.A. and got a scholarship through (acting coach) Stella Adler. Part of the scholarship required that I help build a theatre on the corner of Vine and Hollywood. It's now a subway entrance." Benicio Del Toro on his humble beginnings.

15th October 2009

Quote: "It's pretty tight in there and it's not that long of a ride." Benicio Del Toro dismisses the myth he once had sex with Scarlett Johansson in an elevator at the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles.

14th October 2009

Quote: "I don't know where the THREE STOOGES movie project is right now. Sean needed to take a break, and without him it's a different configuration. That original cast was too good." Benicio Del Toro is disappointed Sean Penn is no longer a part of the new Three Stooges film, alongside himself and Jim Carrey.

14th October 2009

Quote: "I liked working with her. She's very serious about her work. She comes prepared. She's not where she is by being just a sexy, beautiful woman." Benicio Del Toro insists Things We Lost in the Fire co-star [Halle Berry] is more than just a pretty face.

31st July 2009

Fact: Benicio Del Toro has been honoured for his big screen achievements in Havana, Cuba. The star - who played Cuban activist Che Guevara in two films last year (08) - was handed the Tomas Gutierrez Alea prize at a ceremony attended by actors Robert Duvall, James Caan and Bill Murray.

24th April 2009

Quote: "I really liked Benicio Del Toro for a long time so he was way older, but he was my crush." Actress Hilary Duff, 21, reveals her teenage fantasy man.

2nd February 2009

Fact: Martin Scorsese is teaming up Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis again in his latest big screen venture SILENCE. Day-Lewis will play a 17th century priest alongside Benicio Del Toro.

15th January 2009

Quote: "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.

14th January 2009

Quote: "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 on the struggles behind making biopic CHE.

6th January 2009

Quote: 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." Benicio Del Toro reveals the inspiration behind his new movie about the Argentine-born revolutionary, Che.

8th August 2008

Quote: "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 look like a cross between Benicio and Truman Capote. I always look like I've been up a bit late." Actress Selma Blair doesn't think much of her looks.

5th February 2008

Fact: 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".

26th October 2007

Quote: "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 DEL TORO absence at the London premiere of his new film THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE.

23rd October 2007

Quote: "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, `Don't mind if I do.'" Benicio Del Toro had no qualms about kissing co-star Halle Berry in new film THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE.

18th October 2007

Quote: "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 her.'" Benicio Del Toro likes to tantalise friends about his role in new film THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE.

12th February 2007

Fact: Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro is set to become the latest actor to turn into a werewolf. The TRAFFIC star is in negotiations to play the lead in a remake of classic monster movie THE WOLFMAN.

8th August 2006

Fact: Actors Benicio Del Toro and Mark Ruffalo honoured their late acting mentor STELLA ADLER by unveiling the legendary teacher's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday (04AUG06).

12th July 2006

Quote: "Think about that. They both die in that movie ..." Kevin Spacey ridicules rumours that he will star alongside Gabriel Byrne and Benicio Del Toro in a sequel to THE USUAL SUSPECTS.

19th January 2006

Fact: <p>During Scarlett Johansson's recent appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman, the band played Aerosmith's LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR as the actress walked onstage. The LOST IN TRANSLATION star was rumoured to have had a tryst with actor Benicio Del Toro in the lift at the Chateau Marmont hotel after the Oscars in 2004. </p>

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