Del Toro To Swap Acting For Directing

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 role in 2001's Traffic, made his first movie nearly two decades ago and feels it's time for a fresh challenge. He says, "I've been involved with films now for 19 years. It's a whole education in movies and how to approach it. Where I am now is that I want to explore other sides of filmmaking, maybe go and try to tell my story, be at the helm for once. "I don't want to just stay acting. I do want to act, I'm just being very picky. But I would also like to tell a story. I don't know what story, but I've got a lot of stuff to do right now." Toro is currently filming two movies simultaneously, playing the lead role of Che Guevara in The Argentine, the story of Che's rise to power, and starring in a remake of classic horror movie The Wolf Man. He has previously directed one short film before, in 1995, called Submission.


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So, where do the "extras" sign up for his films? :)
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