Benicio del Toro

Born Feb 19, 1967

Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez is a Puerto Rican and Spanish actor and film producer. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a BAFTA Award for his role as Javier Rodríguez in Traffic (2000). He is also known for his roles as Fred Fenster in The Usual Suspects (1995), Dr. Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Franky Four Fingers in Snatch (2000), Jackie Boy in Sin City (2005), and Che Guevara in Che (2008).… Read More

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1967 Birth Del Toro was born on February 19, 1967, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Gustavo Adolfo Del Toro Bermúdez and Fausta Genoveva Sánchez Rivera, who were both lawyers. … Read More


1987 20 Years Old …  He had a cameo in Madonna's 1987 music video "La Isla Bonita" as a background character sitting on a car. … Read More
1995 28 Years Old His career gained momentum in 1995 with his breakout performance in The Usual Suspects, where he played the mumbling, wisecracking Fred Fenster. … Read More


1998 31 Years Old For Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the 1998 film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's famous book, he gained more than 40 lbs. (about 18 kg) to play Dr. Gonzo (a.k.a. … Read More
2000 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Returning from a two-year hiatus after Fear and Loathing, Del Toro gained a mainstream audience in 2000 with a string of performances in four high-profile films. … Read More
2003 36 Years Old In 2003, Del Toro appeared in two films: The Hunted, co-starring Tommy Lee Jones and the drama 21 Grams, co-starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. … Read More


2008 41 Years Old In 2008, Del Toro was awarded the Prix d'interpretation masculine (or Best Actor Award) at the Cannes Film Festival for his characterization of Che Guevara in the biographical films The Argentine and Guerrilla (together known as Che). … Read More
2009 42 Years Old Del Toro was also awarded a 2009 Goya Award as the Best Actor for his depiction of Che. … Read More
2010 43 Years Old In 2010, Del Toro starred in and produced the remake of Lon Chaney, Jr.'s classic cult film The Wolf Man (1941).
He was chosen to be the face of the 2011 Campari calendar, becoming the first male model to be featured in the Italian liquor company's calendar. … Read More
2012 45 Years Old In March 2012, he was granted an honorary degree by the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico for his impact on the cinema enterprise, during the celebration of the institution centenary. … Read More
2015 48 Years Old In September 2015, Del Toro played Alejandro Gillick in critically acclaimed Sicario about a principled FBI agent who is enlisted by a government task force to bring down the leader of a powerful and brutal Mexican drug cartel. … Read More
2016 49 Years Old In 2016, Del Toro appeared in a Heineken beer television advertisement in its More Behind the Star series. … Read More
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