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BENICIO DEL TORO (Alejandro) has earned critical accolades throughout his
career, winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in
Steven Soderbergh's Traffic as well as an Oscar nomination for his work in
Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu's 21 Grams. Del Toro re-teamed with Soderbergh to
star in the biography of Che Guevera Che. The performance won him the Best Actor
award at the Palme D'Or closing ceremony at Cannes in 2008, and again the
following year at the Goya Awards in Madrid, Spain.
Del Toro was last seen in Walt Disney Pictures/Marvel Enterprises' Avengers:
Infinity War reprising his role as The Collector from James Gunn's 2014 action
film, Guardians of The Galaxy, and he appeared in Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The
Last Jedi. He recently wrapped production on the Showtime miniseries "Escape at
Dannemora" with Patricia Arquette and Paul Dano.
Del Toro's previous works include Fernando Leon de Aranoa's drama A Perfect Day
with Olga Kurylenko and Tim Robbins, Andrea Di Stefano's Escobar: Paradise Lost;
Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice; Arnaud Desplechin's Jimmy P; Joe
Johnston's The Wolfman; Oliver Stone's Savages; the film adaptation of Frank
Miller's graphic novel Sin City, directed by Robert Rodriquez; Peter Weir's
Fearless; George Huang's Swimming with Sharks; Mark Osborne's animated drama,
The Little Prince; Abel Ferrara's The Funeral; Guy Ritchie's Snatch; Sean Penn's
The Indian Runner and The Pledge; Christopher McQuarrie's The Way of the Gun;
William Friedkin's The Hunted; Susanne Bier's Things We Lost in the Fire
starring opposite Halle Berry and as Dr. Gonzo in Terry Gilliam's Fear and
Loathing in Las Vegas.
Del Toro made his motion picture debut in John Glen's License to Kill opposite
Timothy Dalton's James Bond and has earned critical acclaim for his performances
ever since. In addition to winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic, his performance also garnered a Golden Globe, a
Screen Actors Guild Award and BAFTA Awards, the Silver Bear Award at the Berlin
International Film Festival, as well as citations from the New York Film Critics
Circle, the National Society of Film Critics, and the Chicago Film Critics
Association. His work in 21 Grams also earned Del Toro the Audience Award for
Best Actor at the 2003 Venice International Film Festival. He earned Independent
Spirit Awards for his performances as Fred Fenster in Bryan Singer's The Usual
Suspects; Benny Dalmau in Julian Schnabel's Basquiat and most recently for best
ensemble in Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice.
Born in Puerto Rico, Del Toro grew up in Pennsylvania. He attended the
University of California at San Diego, where he appeared in numerous student
productions, one of which led to his performance at a drama festival at the
Lafayette Theater in New York. Del Toro studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory
under the tutelage of Arthur Mendoza.
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