Birth name Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez NationalityUSA Birth 19 february 1967 (57 years) at San Juan (USA) Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Benicio Monserrate Rafael Del Toro Sánchez, better known as Benicio Del Toro (born February 19, 1967), is a Puerto Rican actor. He has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA Award for his role as Javier Rodríguez in Traffic (2000). He is also known for his roles as Fred Fenster in The Usual Suspects (1995), Dr. Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Franky Four Fingers in Snatch (2000), Jackie Boy in Sin City (2005) and Che Guevara in Che (2008), a performance which garnered him the Best Actor Award both at the Cannes Film Festival in France, and at the Goya Awards in Spain. He has also portrayed The Collector in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy. He is the third Puerto Rican to win an academy award.
While promoting his film The Wolfman in 2010, he described his romantic life as "in limbo." When asked if he had thoughts of settling down, he responded, "Why? Everyone says, 'Why isn’t he married?' But it’s like, 'Fuck! Why do I have to get married? Just so I can get divorced?'" In an interview with The Times he mentioned that he did not want his West Hollywood apartment, which he described as his "cave," to be "invaded" by a wife and children.
On April 11, 2011, Del Toro's publicist announced that Del Toro and Kimberly Stewart (daughter of Rod Stewart) were expecting their first child, although they were not in a relationship. Stewart gave birth to a daughter, Delilah, on August 21, 2011. They had their daughter baptized in Puerto Rico.
On November 4, 2011, he acquired Spanish citizenship, along with fellow Puerto Rican Ricky Martin. The request was granted by the Spanish government due to his artistic talents and his Spanish roots (he has family in Barcelona).
In March 2012, he was granted an honorary degree by the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico for his impact on the cinema enterprise, during the celebration of the institution centenary.
, 2h2 Directed byStefano Sollima OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Action, Crime ThemesMafia films, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Gangster films ActorsBenicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Catherine Keener, Jeffrey Donovan, Christopher Heyerdahl, Isabelle Moner Roles Alejandro Gillick Rating70% Une attaque suicide tue 15 personnes dans un supermarché de Kansas City. L'enquête conclut que les kamikazes ont été aidés par des passeurs de clandestins à la frontière américano-mexicaine, une région aux mains des trafiquants de drogues. En mission à Djibouti et en Somalie, Matt Graver est à nouveau envoyé dans cette région, pour une mission orchestrée dans l'ombre par la CIA. Matt fait une nouvelle fois appel à Alejandro Gillick, le sicaire avec lequel il a lutté contre le cartel de Juárez. Sous les ordres non officiels du Secrétaire à la Défense, Matt doit créer une guerre entre les cartels pour que ces derniers s'autodétruisent. Après avoir assassiné un avocat du gang des Matamoros à Mexico, Gillick et Matt kidnappent Isabela, la fille du chef de cartel Carlos Reyes, lors d'une opération sous fausse bannière. Toutefois, les choses ne se passent pas comme prévu et Gillick se retrouve rapidement seul à devoir lutter pour sa survie et celle d'Isabela, abandonnés par le gouvernement américain et traqués par les cartels mexicains.
, 2h1 Directed byDenis Villeneuve OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Action, Crime ThemesMafia films, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Gangster films ActorsEmily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Jon Bernthal, Daniel Kaluuya, Maximiliano Hernández Roles Alejandro Gillick Rating76% During a kidnapping raid in Chandler, Arizona, idealistic FBI Special Weapons and Tactics Teams agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt), her partner Reggie Wayne (Daniel Kaluuya), and the rest of her team discover dozens of corpses within the walls of a house along with an improvised explosive device in the backyard shed, which kills two officers. Her boss, Dave Jennings (Victor Garber), recommends her to Matt Graver (Josh Brolin), a CIA Special Activities Division officer undercover as a supposed United States Department of Defense adviser leading a team of SFOD-D operators who are searching for the men responsible, one of them being cartel boss Manuel Díaz (Bernardo P. Saracino). Kate agrees to volunteer, eager to finally make a difference.
, 2h Directed byAndrea Di Stefano OriginFrance GenresThriller, Biography, Historical, Romance ThemesMedical-themed films, Films about drugs ActorsJosh Hutcherson, Benicio del Toro, Brady Corbet, Ana Girardot, Claudia Traisac, Carlos Bardem Roles Pablo Escobar Rating64% Opening in the summer of 1991, young Canadian surfer Nick is called into a cartel's hideout and tasked with committing a murder on the drug lord's behalf. Speeding off on his mission along the dark road and hardly able to keep his breath, Nick is stuck in a conundrum that only becomes clear as it flashes back to a few years earlier. Arriving on the Colombian coast to run a surf camp with his eager brother (Corbet), Nick meets the beautiful Maria (Traisac), and quickly falls for her. The sunny beaches provide a notable visual contrast to the murkier scenes that follow, as Nick gradually realizes the extent of Escobar's power. At social gatherings, Escobar's domineering personality leaves Nick in a confused state about his priorities.