Benicio Del Toro

Benicio Del Toro

Highest Rated: 93% The Little Prince (2016)

Lowest Rated: 7% Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)

Birthday: Feb 19, 1967

Birthplace: Santurce, Puerto Rico

Known for his dark intensity and idiosyncratic performances, Benicio Del Toro became one of Hollywood's more unique actors. His looks suggesting a hidden background as Wednesday Addams' hunky older brother, he first became known to film audiences in 1995 with his breakthrough performance in The Usual Suspects. Born February 19, 1967 in Santurce, Puerto Rico, Del Toro was the son of lawyers. His mother died when he was nine, and, four years later, his father moved the family to Mercersberg, PA, where they lived on a farm. While attending the University of California at San Diego, where he was working toward a business degree, Del Toro took an acting class and was soon hooked. He appeared in a number of student productions, one of which led to a stint performing at a drama festival at New York's Lafayette Theatre. Del Toro decided to remain in New York to study acting at the Circle in the Square Acting School and won a scholarship to the Stella Adler Conservatory.A move to Los Angeles, where he studied at the Actors Circle Theatre, led to Del Toro's first television roles, which included a guest spot on Miami Vice and an appearance as a drug dealer on the miniseries Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (1990). The actor also began showing up in feature films, perhaps most notably as Duke the Dog-Faced Boy in Big Top Pee-wee (1988). Despite fairly steady work, Del Toro was still virtually unknown when he was cast as the eccentric criminal Fenster in Bryan Singer's The Usual Suspects. His slurred, otherworldly performance earned widespread praise, an Independent Spirit Award, and, coupled with the film's great success, Del Toro was soon thrust into the limelight that had hitherto eluded him. The actor followed up The Usual Suspects with a supporting role as the titular artist's best friend in Julian Schnabel's Basquiat (1996). Despite intriguing subject matter and a stellar cast, the film was something of a critical and commercial disappointment, although Del Toro's work did earn him a second Independent Spirit Award. Having thus put his trademark on offbeat character acting -- something that was also helped by his role as a gangster in Abel Ferrara's The Funeral (1996) -- Del Toro played a romantic lead opposite Alicia Silverstone in Excess Baggage (1997), a botched caper comedy that cast the actor as a bumbling car thief.Del Toro's next film, Terry Gilliam's much anticipated 1998 adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, would receive an intensely mixed critical reception. A drug-addled, hallucinatory odyssey, it starred Del Toro as Dr. Gonzo, protagonist Raoul Duke's (Johnny Depp basically playing Thompson) partner in crime. Del Toro earned strong notices for his portrayal of the portly, freewheeling, Samoan lawyer (based on real-life Thompson cohort Oscar Acosta), and his performance was widely touted as one of the best aspects of the film. Del Torogained further notice when he won several awards -- including the Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe and Oscar -- for his role as a Mexican cop entangled in the international drug-trade war in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic (2000). The next year, Del Toro played a mentally disabled man wrongly accused of murder in director Sean Penn's sad tale of obsession, The Pledge, and earned his second Academy Award nomination for his performance in 21 Grams in 2003. Del Toro made his directorial debut in 2004, reuniting with Depp for an adaptation of another Hunter Thompson book, The Rum Diaries. He was also starred in Che (2008), Terrence Malick's biopic about Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara. This role led t many awards, including the Best Actor Award at the celebrated Cannes Film Festival. Later, in 2010, Del Toro starred in a remake of The Wolf Man, the classic creature feature from Lon Chaney, Jr.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet The French Dispatch Actor 2020
84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold Swiper 2019
62% Sicario: Day of the Soldado Alejandro Gillick 2018
85% Avengers: Infinity War The Collector $665M 2018
No Score Yet Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast Actor 2018
90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi DJ $619.2M 2017
93% The Little Prince The Snake 2016
83% Viva Executive Producer $0.2M 2016
72% A Perfect Day Mambrú 2016
No Score Yet Stones in Exile Actor 2016
92% Sicario Alejandro 2015
55% Escobar: Paradise Lost Pablo Escobar Executive Producer 2015
74% Inherent Vice Sauncho Smilax $6.2M 2015
No Score Yet The Poet Of Havana Actor 2015
91% Guardians of the Galaxy The Collector $270.6M 2014
52% Jimmy P. Jimmy Picard 2014
51% Savages Lado $47.4M 2012
40% 7 Days in Havana Director 2012
71% Somewhere Himself $1.8M 2010
34% The Wolfman Producer Lawrence Talbot $62M 2010
73% Where the Wild Things Are Actor $77.3M 2009
67% Che: Part One (The Argentine) Producer Ernesto Che Guevara Screenwriter $1.6M 2009
79% Che: Part Two (Guerrilla) Producer Ernesto Che Guevara $2.1M 2008
No Score Yet Maldeamores (Lovesickness) (Maladies of Love) Executive Producer 2008
No Score Yet Creature Feature Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Upsetter Actor 2008
65% Things We Lost in the Fire Jerry Sunborne $3.3M 2007
77% Sin City Jackie Boy 2005
No Score Yet Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula Actor 2005
80% 21 Grams Jack Jordan $16.2M 2003
29% The Hunted Aaron Hallam $34.2M 2003
63% Breakfast With Hunter Actor 2003
67% Bread and Roses Himself (uncredited) 2001
73% Snatch Franky Four Fingers $30.1M 2001
78% The Pledge Toby Jay Wadenah $18.9M 2001
93% Traffic Javier $123.9M 2000
45% The Way of the Gun Longbaugh $5.3M 2000
50% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Dr. Gonzo 1998
32% Excess Baggage Vincent Roche 1997
79% The Funeral Gaspare 1996
68% Basquiat Benny Dalmau 1996
37% The Fan Juan Primo 1996
20% Joyride Detective Lopez 1996
89% The Usual Suspects Fred Fenster 1995
50% Cannes Man Himself 1995
78% Swimming with Sharks Rex 1995
40% China Moon Lamar Dickey 1994
No Score Yet Huevos de oro (Golden Balls) Bon the friend from Miami 1993
No Score Yet Money for Nothing Dino Palladino 1993
85% Fearless Manny Rodrigo 1993
7% Christopher Columbus: The Discovery Alvaro 1992
74% The Indian Runner Miguel 1991
77% Licence To Kill Dario 1989
35% Big Top Pee-wee Duke the Dog-Faced Boy 1988

TV

Credit
90% Escape at Dannemora
2018
Richard Matt 2019
2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2018
2017
2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Big Interview With Dan Rather
2013
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2010
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest 2009
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2003
2001
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
1994

QUOTES FROM Benicio Del Toro CHARACTERS

Mambrú says: I don't take orders from the United Nations.

B says: Hookers don't count?

Mambrú says: Hookers don't count.

Alejandro says: Don't you ever point your gun at me!

Alejandro says: Go ahead and finish your meal.

Alejandro says: "You should move to a small town, somewhere the rule of law still exists. You will not survive here. You are not a wolf, and this is a land of wolves now."

Alejandro says: You should move to a small town, somewhere the rule of law still exists. You will not survive here. You are not a wolf, and this is a land of wolves now.

Alejandro says: "You will not survive here, you are not a wolf. This is the land of wolves.uote here"

Alejandro says: You will not survive here, you are not a wolf. This is the land of wolves.

Alejandro says: You are asking me how a watch works... just watch the time.

Alejandro says: You will not survive here, you are not a wolf. This is the land of wolves.

Alejandro says: Nothing will make sense to your american ears...

Alejandro says: I go where I'm sent.

Jack says: God even knows when a single hair moves on your head.

Dr. Gonzo says: If I put you in the pool right now you'll sink like a god damn stone. You took too much man, you took too much, too much. Don't try and fight it. You'll get brain bubbles, strokes, aneurisms. You'll just wither up and die.

Dr. Gonzo says: [oblivious] Are you ready for that? Checking into a Vegas hotel under a phony name with intent to commit capital fraud and a head full of acid? I sure hope so.

Dr. Gonzo says: Are you ready for that? Checking into a Vegas hotel under a phony name with intent to commit capital fraud and a head full of acid? I sure hope so.

Javier Rodriguez says: I had that dream again.

Manolo Sanchez says: Which one?

Javier Rodriguez says: Where my mother's suffocating.

Dr. Gonzo says: You drive. You drive. I think there's something wrong with me.

Hitchiker says: Hot damn! I never rode in a convertible before!

Raoul Duke says: Is that right? Well... I guess you're about ready, then, aren't you?

Raoul Duke says: Is that right? Well I guess you're about ready, then, aren't you?

Dr. Gonzo says: We're your friends. We're not like the others, man, really.

Raoul Duke says: No more of that talk or I'll put the fucking leeches on you, understand? (Dr. Gonzo chuckles as the Hitchiker looks nervous) Get in.

Raoul Duke says: No more of that talk or I'll put the fucking leeches on you, understand? Get in.

Lado says: It's my "monie", my "monie".

Lado says: It's my money, my money.

Lawrence Talbot says: (Glenn shots and kills him, happening to end the curse) thank, you..

Lawrence Talbot says: [Glenn shots and kills him, happening to end the curse] Thank you..

Lawrence Talbot says: (sees his silver bullets) you hunt monsters?

Lawrence Talbot says: [sees his silver bullets] you hunt monsters?

Mr. Kirk says: Sometimes monsters hunt you

Mr. Kirk says: Sometimes monsters hunt you.

Dr. Gonzo says: This is bat country...

Raoul Duke says: This is bat country...

Jackie Boy says: You're making a big mistake, man. A big mistake.

Dwight says: Yeah? Well, you've just made a big mistake yourself, you didn't flush.

Raoul Duke says: theres a two women fucking a polar bear.

Raoul Duke says: Look, there's two women fucking a polar bear!

Dr. Gonzo says: dont tell me those things, not now man.

Dr. Gonzo says: Don't tell me these things. Not now man.

Dr. Gonzo says: did you see what god just did to us man.

Dr. Gonzo says: Did you see what god just did to us man.

Dr. Gonzo says: [spills the cocaine] Jesus! You see what God just did to us, man?

Raoul Duke says: god didnt do that you did it your a fucking narcotics agent i knew it.

Raoul Duke says: God didnt do that you did it your a fucking narcotics agent i knew it.

Raoul Duke says: God didn't do that, you did it. You're a fucking narcotics agent, I knew it!

Franky Four Fingers says: Where is the stone? Where is the stone? *punches man* Where is the stoooone? *punches man again*

Dr. Gonzo says: man if i put you in the pool now youd sink like a god damn stone, you took too much man you took too much too much, dont try and fight it youl get brain bubbles strokes aneurysms youl just wither up and die.

Dr. Gonzo says: If I put you in the pool right now you'll sink like a god damn stone. You took too much man, you took too much, too much. Don't try and fight it. You'll get brain bubbles, strokes, aneurisms. You'll just wither up and die.

Dr. Gonzo says: she fell in love with me man, eye contact man.

Dr. Gonzo says: She fell in love with me, man. Eye contact, man.

Lado says: I can't find my prick here...

Elena says: That's because it's too fucking small.

Lado says: No fuck you man. You think!

Dr. Gonzo says: Oh, Lucy. I met her on the plane. Yeah, she's a religious freak. I gave her a cap before I realized... Jesus, she's never even had a drink before

Raoul Duke says: Well... it'll probably work out. We can keep her loaded and peddle her ass at the drug convention. Yeah. She's perfect for this gig. These cops will go fifty bucks a head to beat her into submission and then gang-fuck her. We can set her up in one of these back street motels, hang pictures of Jesus all over the room, then turn these fucking pigs loose on her. Hell, she's strong, man. She'll hold her own.

Raoul Duke says: Well... it'll probably work out. We can keep her loaded and peddle her ass at the drug convention. Yeah. She's perfect for this gig. These cops will go fifty bucks a head to beat her into submission and then gang-fuck her. We can set her up in one of these back street motels, hang pictures of Jesus all over the room, then turn these fucking pigs loose on her. Hell, she's strong, man. She'll hold her own.

Dr. Gonzo says: Jesus Christ. I knew you were sick but I never expected to hear you actually say that kind of stuff, you filthy bastard.

Raoul Duke says: Straight economics, man. This girl is a godsend. Shit, she can make us a grand a day.

Dr. Gonzo says: That's ugly, man. Stop talking like that.

Raoul Duke says: I figure she can do about four at a time. If we keep her full of acid that's more like two grand a day. Maybe three.

Dr. Gonzo says: Hold on, man. What if I just jump you and beat the dog shit out of you? Would that make you feel better? You filthy bastard.

Dr. Gonzo says: All right, listen to me. In a few hours, she'll probably be sane enough to work herself into some kind of towering Jesus-based rage at the hazy recollection of being seduced by some kind of cruel Samoan who fed her liquor and LSD, dragged her to a Vegas hotel room and then savagely penetrated every orifice in her little body with his throbbing, uncircumcised member.

Lado says: Can I get one of those massages John?

Raoul Duke says: Look, there's two women fucking a polar bear!

Dr. Gonzo says: Don't tell me these things. Not now man.

Todd Hockney says: Hand me the keys, you fucking cocksucker.

Arresting Officer says: #2, step forward.

McManus says: Give me the fuckin' keys, you fuckin' cocksucka. Motherfucka, blahhhhhhh!!!!

Arresting Officer says: Knock it off, get back. #3, step forward.

Fred Fenster says: Give me the keys, ya cocksucka.

Arresting Officer says: In English, please?

Fred Fenster says: Excuse me?

Arresting Officer says: In English.

Fred Fenster says: Give me the fuckin' keys, you cocksucka. What the fuck?

Lawrence Talbot says: What you should do is pray. But we both know it wouldn't do any good.

Sir John Talbot says: Are those Singh's silver bullets in my gun?

Lawrence Talbot says: I'm sorry.

Sir John Talbot says: You have me at a disadvantage. It makes me happy.

Lawrence Talbot says: What does?

Sir John Talbot says: Well, seeing you here like this. My son returned. It is glorious, isn't it?

Lawrence Talbot says: No, it's hell

Lawrence Talbot says: Hell? No. The beast is the beast. Let it run free.

Lawrence Talbot says: You killed my mother

Lawrence Talbot says: You killed my mother.

Sir John Talbot says: Yes, I suppose I did

Sir John Talbot says: Yes, I suppose I did.

Lawrence Talbot says: I am what they say I am... I'm a monster.

Lawrence Talbot says: I will kill all of you!