Benicio Del Toro

Actor, Producer

Born: San Germán, Puerto Rico

BIOGRAPHY

Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez (born February 19, 1967) is a Puerto Rican actor. He won an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of the jaded but morally upright police officer Javier Rodriguez in the film Traffic (2000). Del Toro's performance as ex-con turned religious fanatic in despair, Jack Jordan, in Alejandro González Iñárritu's 21 Grams (2003) earned him a second Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, as well as a second Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination and a BAFTA Awards nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He is also known for his scenestealing breakout role as the eccentric, unintelligible crook Fred Fenster in The Usual Suspects (1995) which won him his first Independent Spirit Award, and as Benny Dalmau in Basquiat (1996) which won him a second consecutive Independent Spirit Award, Dr. Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) with Johnny Depp, doomed gambleholic Franky Four Fingers in Snatch (2000), the drunk, volatile antagonist Jackie Boy in Sin City (2005), legendary revolutionary Che Guevara in Che (2008), a performance which earned him the Best Actor Award both at the Cannes Film Festival and at the Goya Awards, and as Alejandro, a mysterious, ruthless agent out to bring down a drug cartel in Sicario (2015), for which del Toro won several awards and was up for a BAFTA Award for a third time. He has also portrayed the Collector in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Lawrence Talbot in the 2010 remake of The Wolfman.

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