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Benicio del Toro

Benicio del Toro
Benicio Del Toro - Guardians of the Galaxy premiere - July 2014 (cropped).jpg
Del Toro at the Guardians of the Galaxy
premiere in July 2014
Born Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez
(1967-02-19) February 19, 1967 (age 49)
San Germán, Puerto Rico
Citizenship
  • United States
  • Spain
Occupation Actor, film producer
Years active 1985–present
Children Delilah (born 2011)

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 Javier Rodríguez in the film Traffic (2000). Del Toro's performance as troubled ex-con turned religious fanatic, 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 roles as the eccentric, unintelligible crook Fred Fenster in The Usual Suspects (1995) which won him his first Independent Spirit Award, 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, self-centered madman 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 Alejandro Gillick, a mercenary out to bring down a drug cartel in Sicario (2015), for which del Toro won several awards and was nominated for a BAFTA Award for a third time. He has also portrayed the Collector in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Year Title Role Director Notes
1988 Big Top Pee-wee Duke, the Dog-Faced Boy Randal Kleiser
1989 Licence to Kill Dario John Glen
1991 The Indian Runner Miguel Aguilera Sean Penn
1992 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery Alvaro Harana John Glen
1993 Fearless Manny Rodrigo Peter Weir
Huevos de oro Bob, the friend from Miami Bigas Luna
Money for Nothing Dino Palladino Ramón Menéndez
1994 Swimming with Sharks Rex George Huang
China Moon Detective Lamar Dickey John Bailey
1995 The Usual Suspects Fred Fenster Bryan Singer
Submission Benicio del Toro Short film; director, writer and producer
1996 The Funeral Gaspare Spoglia Abel Ferrara
The Fan Juan Primo Tony Scott
Cannes Man Himself Susan Hito Shapiro Cameo
Basquiat Benny Dalmau Julian Schnabel
Joyride Detective López Quinton Peeples
1997 Excess Baggage Vincent Roche Marco Brambilla
1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Dr. Gonzo Terry Gilliam
2000 Traffic Javier Rodríguez Steven Soderbergh
The Way of the Gun Harold Longbaugh Christopher McQuarrie
Snatch Franky "Four Fingers" Guy Ritchie
Bread and Roses Himself Ken Loach Cameo
2001 The Pledge Toby Jay Wadenah Sean Penn
2003 21 Grams Jack Jordan Alejandro González Iñárritu
The Hunted Aaron Hallam William Friedkin
2005 Sin City Jack Rafferty Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez
2007 Things We Lost in the Fire Jerry Sunborne Susanne Bier
2008 Che Che Guevara Steven Soderbergh Also producer
2010 The Wolfman Lawrence Talbot / The Wolfman Joe Johnston Also producer
Somewhere Himself Sofia Coppola Uncredited cameo
2011 The Upsetter Narrator Ethan Higbee & Adam Bhala Lough Documentary
2012 Savages Lado Oliver Stone
7 Days in Havana Benicio del Toro Director; segment: El Yuma
2013 Jimmy Picard Jimmy Picard Arnaud Desplechin
Thor: The Dark World Taneleer Tivan / The Collector Alan Taylor Uncredited mid-credits cameo
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn
Inherent Vice Sauncho Smilax Paul Thomas Anderson
Escobar: Paradise Lost Pablo Escobar Andrea Di Stefano
2015 A Perfect Day Mambrú Fernando León de Aranoa
Sicario Alejandro Gillick Denis Villeneuve
The Little Prince The Snake Mark Osborne Voice
2017 Song to Song TBA Terrence Malick Post-production
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Sir Vicrum Fett Rian Johnson Filming
Soldado Alejandro Gillick Stefano Sollima Filming
Year Title Role Notes
1987 Shell Game Pedroza Episode: "The Upstairs Gardener"
Miami Vice Pito Episode: "Everybody's in Showbiz"
Private Eye Episode: "Blue Movie"
1990 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story Rafael Caro Quintero Television miniseries
1994 Tales from the Crypt Bill Episode: "The Bribe"
1995 Fallen Angels Paco Episode: "Good Housekeeping"
2008 Todos Contra Juan Himself Episode: "Juan & La Critica"
Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1995 Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Actor The Usual Suspects Nominated
Independent Spirit Award Best Supporting Male Won
National Board of Review Best Cast Won
Awards Circuit Community Award Best Cast Ensemble Won
1996 Independent Spirit Award Best Supporting Male Basquiat Won
1997 ALMA Award Outstanding Individual Performance in a Crossover Role Excess Baggage Nominated
2000 Academy Award Best Supporting Actor Traffic Won
British Academy Film Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role Won
Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor 2nd Place
Golden Globe Award Best Supporting Actor Won
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Won
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Won
Awards Circuit Community Award Best Supporting Actor Won
Blockbuster Entertainment Award Favourite Supporting Actor - Drama Won
Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Won
Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor 2nd Place
Empire Award Best Actor Nominated
Florida Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Won
Gold Derby Award Supporting Actor of the Decade Nominated
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Won
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Won
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor 2nd Place
National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actor Won
New York Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Won
Online Film and Television Association Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Won
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Satellite Award Best Supporting Actor Nominated
San Diego Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Won
Silver Bear Best Actor Won
Southeastern Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Won
Toronto Film Critics Association Best Actor Won
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Actor Won
Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actor Won
2001 ALMA Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture The Pledge Nominated
2003 Academy Award Best Supporting Actor 21 Grams Nominated
British Academy Film Award Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
Awards Circuit Community Award Best Supporting Actor 2nd Place
Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Gold Derby Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Independent Spirit Award Special Distinction Award Won
International Cinephile Society Award Best Supporting Actor Won
Iowa Film Critics Award Best Supporting Actor Won
Italian Online Movie Award Best Supporting Actor Won
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor 2nd Place
Online Film and Television Association Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Prism Awards Best Performance in a Theatrical Feature Film Nominated
Satellite Award Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Won
2005 ALMA Award Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Sin City Nominated
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Acting Ensemble Nominated
Gold Derby Award Best Ensemble Cast Nominated
2008 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Che Won
Cinema Writers Circle Awards,Spain Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
Goya Award Best Actor Won
Online Film Critics Society Best Actor Nominated
Village Voice Film Poll Best Actor 3d Place
2012 ALMA Award Favorite Movie Actor Savages Nominated
MTV Movie Awards Best Latino Actor Nominated
Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard Award 7 días en La Habana Nominated
2014 Phoenix Film Critics Society Award Best Cast Guardians of the Galaxy Nominated
2015 Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Nominated
Detroit Film Critics Society Best Cast Won
Nevada Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Won
British Academy Film Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role Sicario Nominated
Australian Film Institute Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Austin Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Won
Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Won
Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor 5th Place
Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Gold Derby Award Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Georgia Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Golden Schmoes Award Best Supporting Actor 2nd Place
Hollywood Film Awards Supporting Actor of the Year Won
Indiewire Critics´ Poll Best Supporting Actor 4th Place
International Cinephile Society Award Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Jupiter Film Award Best International Actor Nominated
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Nominated
London Film Critics' Circle Supporting Actor of the Year Nominated
North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Online Film and Television Association Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Nominated
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Satellite Award Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Seattle Film Critics Award Best Supporting Actor Won
Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actor 7th Place

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