Benicio Del Toro

Posted on Aug 27 2010 - 7:15am by GJ Staff

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Benicio del Toro (* February 19, 1967 in Santurce) is a Puerto ricanischer actor.

For his role of Javier Rodriguez in Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic – power of the cartel 2001, he received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. He is not related to the director Guillermo del Toro.


Year     Film     Role     Other notes
1988     Big Top Pee-wee     Duke, the Dog-Faced Boy     
1989     Licence to Kill     Dario     
1991     The Indian Runner     Miguel     
1992     Christopher Columbus: The Discovery     Alvaro Harana     with Marlon Brando
1993     Fearless     Manny Rodrigo     
Huevos de oro     Bob, the friend from Miami     
Money for Nothing     Dino Palladino     
1994     Swimming with Sharks     Rex     
China Moon     Det. Lamar Dickey     
1995     The Usual Suspects     Fred Fenster     
1996     The Funeral     Gaspare Spoglia     
The Fan     Juan Primo     
Cannes Man     Himself     Cameo appearance
Basquiat     Benny Dalmau     
Joyride     Detective López     
1997     Excess Baggage     Vincent Roche     ALMA Award nomination
1998     Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas     Dr. Gonzo aka Óscar Zeta Acosta     
2000     Traffic     Javier Rodríguez Rodríguez     Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
The Way of the Gun     Harry Longbaugh     
Snatch     Franky ‘Four Fingers’     
Bread and Roses     Himself     Cameo
2001     The Pledge     Toby Jay Wadenah     ALMA Award nomination
2003     21 Grams     Jack Jordan     Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination
The Hunted     Aaron Hallam     
2005     Sin City     Jack ‘Jackie Boy’ Rafferty     ALMA Award nomination
2007     Things We Lost in the Fire     Jerry Sunborne     
2008     Guerrilla, The Argentine     Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara de la Serna     61st Annual Cannes Film Festival Best Actor
also producer (Guerilla)
2009     The Wolfman     Lawrence "Larry" Stewart Talbot / The Wolf Man     post-production (also producer)

Short films
Year     Title     Role     Notes
2005     Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal’s Caligula     Naevius Sutorius Macro     5-minute longer
That’s So New York     Himself     3-minute longer
1995     Submission         Only director, writer and producer

Year     Title     Episode     Role
1987     Miami Vice     Everybody’s in Showbiz     Pito
Private Eye     Blue Movie     
1990     Drug Wars: The Camarena Story     All episodes     Rafael Caro Quintero
1994     Tales from the Crypt     The Bribe     Bill
1995     Fallen Angels     Good Housekeeping     Paco