Benicio del Toro

Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez (born February 19, 1967) 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 in Traffic (his Oscar-winning role), Jack 'Jackie Boy' Rafferty in Sin City, Dr. Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Franky Four Fingers in Snatch, and Che Guevara in Che. He is the third Puerto Rican to win an Academy Award. Description above from the Wikipedia article Benicio del Toro, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Thor: The Dark World (2013)

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Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Taylor
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Natalie Portman  •  Tom Hiddleston  •  Idris Elba

Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Taylor
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Natalie Portman  •  Tom Hiddleston  •  Idris Elba

The Usual Suspects (1995)

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Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Benicio del Toro

Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Benicio del Toro

21 Grams (2003)

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This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girl; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Naomi Watts  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Danny Huston

This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girl; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Naomi Watts  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Danny Huston

Big Top Pee-wee (1988)

Paul Reubens stars as Pee-wee Herman in his second full-length film about a farmer who joins the circus after a storm drops a big tent in his front yard. Pee-wee, along with an outlandish cast of animals and circus performers, puts on the best show ever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  Paul Reubens  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Valeria Golino

Paul Reubens stars as Pee-wee Herman in his second full-length film about a farmer who joins the circus after a storm drops a big tent in his front yard. Pee-wee, along with an outlandish cast of animals and circus performers, puts on the best show ever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  Paul Reubens  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Valeria Golino

Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)

Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court to ask Queen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Glen
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Tom Selleck  •  Rachel Ward  •  Robert Davi

Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court to ask Queen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Glen
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Tom Selleck  •  Rachel Ward  •  Robert Davi

Excess Baggage (1997)

A rich brat fakes her own kidnapping, but in the process ends up locked in the trunk of a car that gets stolen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Alicia Silverstone  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Christopher Walken  •  Jack Thompson

A rich brat fakes her own kidnapping, but in the process ends up locked in the trunk of a car that gets stolen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Alicia Silverstone  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Christopher Walken  •  Jack Thompson

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

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Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their hotel room and fear ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Tobey Maguire  •  Christina Ricci

Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their hotel room and fear ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Tobey Maguire  •  Christina Ricci

Fearless (1993)

After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another survivor, Carla ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Isabella Rossellini  •  Rosie Perez  •  Tom Hulce

After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another survivor, Carla ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Isabella Rossellini  •  Rosie Perez  •  Tom Hulce

Che: Part Two (2009)

After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. Through this story, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Benicio del Toro  •  Catalina Sandino Moreno  •  Franka Potente  •  Demián Bichir

After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. Through this story, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Benicio del Toro  •  Catalina Sandino Moreno  •  Franka Potente  •  Demián Bichir

Money for Nothing (1993)

When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an investment firm, for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramón Menéndez
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Debi Mazar  •  Michael Madsen  •  Benicio del Toro

When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an investment firm, for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramón Menéndez
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Debi Mazar  •  Michael Madsen  •  Benicio del Toro

Sin City (2005)

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Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust after redemption, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Miller  •  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Clive Owen  •  Jessica Alba

Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust after redemption, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Miller  •  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Clive Owen  •  Jessica Alba

Snatch (2000)

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Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Brad Pitt  •  Stephen Graham  •  Vinnie Jones

Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Brad Pitt  •  Stephen Graham  •  Vinnie Jones

The Fan (1996)

When the San Francisco Giants pay center-fielder, Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan, Gil Renard. When Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the obsessed Renard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Ellen Barkin  •  John Leguizamo

When the San Francisco Giants pay center-fielder, Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan, Gil Renard. When Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the obsessed Renard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Ellen Barkin  •  John Leguizamo

The Way of the Gun (2000)

Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Benicio del Toro  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  Juliette Lewis  •  James Caan

Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Benicio del Toro  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  Juliette Lewis  •  James Caan

Traffic (2000)

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Jacob Vargas  •  Andrew Chavez

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Jacob Vargas  •  Andrew Chavez

Licence to Kill (1989)

After capturing the notorious drug lord Franz Sanchez, Bond's close friend and former CIA agent Felix Leiter is left for dead and his wife is murdered. Bond goes rogue and seeks vengeance on those responsible, as he infiltrates Sanchez's organization from the inside.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Glen
CAST:  Timothy Dalton  •  Carey Lowell  •  Robert Davi  •  Talisa Soto

After capturing the notorious drug lord Franz Sanchez, Bond's close friend and former CIA agent Felix Leiter is left for dead and his wife is murdered. Bond goes rogue and seeks vengeance on those responsible, as he infiltrates Sanchez's organization from the inside.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Glen
CAST:  Timothy Dalton  •  Carey Lowell  •  Robert Davi  •  Talisa Soto

The Funeral (1996)

The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Chris Penn  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Isabella Rossellini

The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Chris Penn  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Isabella Rossellini

The Hunted (2003)

In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. A former Special Operations instructor is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum—his former student—who has 'gone rogue' after suffering severe battle stress ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Connie Nielsen  •  Leslie Stefanson

In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. A former Special Operations instructor is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum—his former student—who has 'gone rogue' after suffering severe battle stress ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Connie Nielsen  •  Leslie Stefanson

Basquiat (1996)

The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Schnabel
CAST:  Jeffrey Wright  •  Michael Wincott  •  Benicio del Toro  •  David Bowie

The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Schnabel
CAST:  Jeffrey Wright  •  Michael Wincott  •  Benicio del Toro  •  David Bowie

The Pledge (2001)

A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Helen Mirren  •  Robin Wright

A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Helen Mirren  •  Robin Wright
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