Benicio del Toro

benicio_del_toro_narrowweb__300x4570Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez (born February 19, 1967), better known as Benicio del Toro, is a Puerto Rican actor and film producer. His awards include the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award and British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award. He is known for his roles as Fred Fenster in The Usual Suspects, Javier Rodríguez Rodríguez in Traffic, Jack ‘Jackie Boy’ Rafferty in Sin City, Dr Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Franky Four Fingers in Snatch and most recently Che Guevara in Che. He is the thirdbenicio-del-toro-20040910-9558 Puerto Rican to win an Academy Award.
Del Toro began to surface in small television parts during the late 1980s, playing mostly thugs and drug dealers on programs like Miami Vice and the NBC miniseries, Drug Wars: The Camarena Story. He had a cameo in Madonna’s 1987 music video clip “La Isla Bonita” as a background character (the kid sitting on the car).
In 2001, del Toro won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Traffic, becoming the fourth Oscar winner whose winning role was a 83093779AS003_IFC_Films_Hoscharacter who speaks predominantly in a foreign language (most of del Toro’s dialogue in Traffic is in Spanish). Sophia Loren, Robert De Niro, and Roberto Benigni are the other three (Marion Cotillard became the fifth winner, and Penélope Cruz the sixth, of an Academy Award for a character who speaks in a foreign language). Del Toro is also the third Puerto Rican actor to win an Oscar, after Jose Ferrer and Rita Moreno. The night he won his Oscar, it was the first time that two actors born in Puerto Rico were nominated in the same category. (The other actor was Joaquin Phoenix, who isn’t of Puerto Rican descent despite being born in San Juan.) In his acceptance speech, del Toro thanked the people of both Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora and dedicated his award to them. Angelina Jolie handed the award to him. In 2004, Benicio del Toro was again nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar, for his performance in the film 21 Grams.
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