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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quote: "There arent 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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>