Benicio Del Toro

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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'.

Benicio del Toro: Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Benicio del Toro has a net worth of 45 million USD.

Benicio del Toro: 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.

Benicio del Toro: 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.

Benicio del Toro: 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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Guardians of the Galaxy

31st July 2014 -

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9th July 2014 -

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21st May 2014 -

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19th February 2014 -

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Benicio del Toro Arrives At 'Jimmy P' premiere At 2013 New York Film Festival

8th October 2013 -

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The leading stars of 'Jimmy P: Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian' Benicio del Toro and Mathieu Amalric pose on the red carpet at the movie's premiere at the 2013 New York Film Festival alongside director...

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26th July 2013 -

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Comic-Con in San Diego last weekend featured a staggering array of star power presenting their upcoming superhero movies. Chris Evans and Scarlett wound up the fans while talking about Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Benicio...

Djimon Hounsou And Benicio Del Toro Excited To Be At Comic-Con For 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

23rd July 2013 -

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Djimon Hounsou and Benicio del Toro talk about their promotional trip to Comic-Con in San Diego in a red carpet interview about their new movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy' from which a clip was played...

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8th July 2013 -

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Chris Pratt, the 34-year-old actor who has bagged himself some pretty tasty roles in recent years, is bulking up for his role in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Pratt is the latest movie...

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4th July 2013 -

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It's a festival of firsts for Spanish filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón: not only will his chilling new space thriller Gravity be the first 3D picture to open Venice, but it'll be the first time a Cuarón...

Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy Gets Major Cast Update, Including Benicio Del Toro, Glenn Close & Karen Gillan

4th June 2013 -

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The next major Marvel franchise to make the leap from printed page to the big screen will be the slightly unknown series Guardians of the Galaxy, which is expected to hit cinemas in 2014. Whilst...

Benicio Del Toro Picked Up For 'Lead Role' In Guardians Of The Galaxy

3rd June 2013 -

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Benicio Del Toro is the latest actor, and one of the biggest names so far, to be handed a role on the upcoming Marvel movie adaption Guardians of the Galaxy. The Oscar-winner's participation in the...

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18th January 2013 -

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With Jessica Chastain nominated for an Oscar for her role in Zero Dark Thirty. Her presence in Mama, alone, should be enough to generate interest in Guillermo Del Toro’s latest supernatural thriller. Anyone expecting a...

Savages

21st September 2012 -

 Movie Review

Oliver Stone takes a stab at returning to a nastier, more edgy filmmaking style, but simply can't escape his moralising ways. Indeed, this film looks great, with whizzy camerawork and kinetic editing, and a willingness...

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20th September 2012 -

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13th June 2012 -

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Somewhere

29th June 2010 -

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Wolfman

7th September 2009 -

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Watch the trailer for WolfmanDirector Joe Johnston (Jumanji, Jurassic Park III), brings his interpretation of the 1966 Universal classic 'The Wolfman' to the big screen.Lawrence Talbot (Benicio Del Toro - The Usual Suspects, Sin City),...

Che

22nd December 2008 -

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Things We Lost In The Fire, Trailer

10th October 2007 -

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Basquiat

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

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The Hunted

8th March 2005 -

 Movie Review

If I had only one sentence to explain how badly director William Friedkin has bungled "The Hunted," it would be this: 15-year-old Frankie Muniz, starring in this week's "Agent Cody Banks," is a more convincing...

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Wishing that you and you family have a very Merry Christmas Benicio......Ps...have you been naughty or nice?....XOXOXO!!

8 months 3 weeks ago
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Have a nice 4th of July Benicio!.....be safe wherever you are.....XOXOXO!!

1 year 2 months ago
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I hope that you and your family have a Happy Thanks Giving Weekend....Benicio....XOXOXO!

1 year 9 months ago
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I was very disappointed to see that the movie studio is not promoting Benicios' "Wolfman"movie correctly. Do they not want it to succeed?...I have only seen one TV advertisement for the movie in the past week and it only lasted about 12 seconds, which is not nearly long enough...And there just happens to be another movie scheduled to open on the same day with 6 well known actors...Do they have to open the same day?..Not to mention that I've seen the other movies commercial about 5 times with in a few days...and I might mention that it's a lot longer. What is going on?... Benicio is really a great actor and he also has lot of sex appeal.....Is it really about talent?...or is it about who one sleeps with..or is it a little bit of both?...Things are rarely what they seem..I'll be at the theater on February 12th,with bells on to see Benicio's movie, I hope that it does well.

4 years 7 months ago
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I watched the begining of the "SuperBowl 44", and was happy to see that "the powers that be" decided to buy commercial time during the first half of the football game,for Benicios' movie. I also noticed that they are showing the "WOLFMAN" movie commercials more on cable networks...that's really great!

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reading about benicio makes me very happy , so i wish him alot of success

6 years 10 months ago
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Benicio Del Toro........It's 12:04am.....I hope that you are having a happy and safe celebration wherever you are........many wishes for you in 2012..........XOXOXO

2 years 8 months ago
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Yum.

8 years 2 months ago
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I would really love to see Benicio in more movies and doing more TV interviews,even though not always being in the spotlight allows him to have more privacy, there are some of us waiting to see him. I really enjoyed seeing the "Wolfman" movie trailer several times just to see him, and I also have this fondness for wolves they are beautiful and wild like him. The movie seems well done and is dark ,scary and suspensful. I can't wait to see it in the theater with surround sound. Hopefully they'll release it around September before Holloween or at the earliest May. It was really great to read that Benicio was one of the producers for the "Wolfman" movie, I believe that he would make a great director. Waiting for Beni.

4 years 9 months ago
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There is a man that is tall dark,sexy,mysterious, talented....a man who can handle things...the "Mans Man" type of guy. For me Benicio Del Toro is the sexiest man alive!!

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