Benicio Del Toro

Benicio Del Toro

Movie Actor

Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez is a Puerto Rican actor and producer. He has garnered critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, ...

Full Name
Feb 19, 1967
6′ 2″
Net Worth


Benicio Del Toro was born on February 19, 1967, in San German, Puerto Rico. His zodiac sign is Pisces and his ethnicity is Latin American. He is the son of Gustavo Adolfo Del Toro Bermudez and Fausta Genoveva Sanchez Rivera, and he has two older siblings: Gustavo and Dario.

Del Toro began acting at an early age in Puerto Rico's local amateur theater. He moved to Pennsylvania in 1981 where he attended Mercersburg Academy and later moved to California in 1989 to pursue an acting career. He made his film debut in the 1991 drama "The Indian Runner," which was directed by Sean Penn. After that, he appeared in several more critically acclaimed films such as "Fearless," "Excess Baggage," and "The Usual Suspects." In 2000, Del Toro won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Javier Rodriguez Rodriguez in the movie “Traffic”.

In 2004, Del Toro starred in “21 Grams” alongside Naomi Watts and Sean Penn, which earned him critical acclaim. That same year, he also starred in the hit sci-fi film “The Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” and received a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Che Guevara in “Che Part One & Two". He went on to appear in several successful films such as “Sin City” (2005), “Wolfman” (2010) and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (2017). 

In 2018, Del Toro starred as a villainous character alongside Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Jared Leto in Denis Villeneuve's critically acclaimed sequel to Ridley Scott's classic science fiction film “Blade Runner 2049”; for this role Del Toro won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor. Most recently he appeared alongside Josh Brolin and Emily Blunt in the 2019 superhero blockbuster “Avengers: Infinity War” as The Collector.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1967</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Benicio Del Toro is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 19, 1967, Benicio Del Toro was born in San Germán, Puerto Rico.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Los Angeles </h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Moves to Los Angeles and lands his first acting job in the TV series Miami Vice.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Independent Spirit Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins an Independent Spirit Award for his performance in the movie The Usual Suspects.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Gets First Lead Role</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gets his first lead role in the movie The Fan.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Academy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Traffic.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Stars in "Che"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Stars in the two part biographical film Che playing the title character.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Star Wars: The Last Jedi Premiere</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Stars in Star Wars: The Last Jedi as the mysterious character of DJ.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Incredible Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Benicio Del Toro is an incredible actor. His range and ability to portray different characters is outstanding. He has starred in some of the most iconic films and has been nominated for various awards, including Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and BAFTA awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Benicio Del Toro is a great role model for many people. He is an inspiration to those who want to pursue their dreams and work hard to achieve success. Benicio always speaks about staying humble, no matter how successful you become.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Got Great Style</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Benicio Del Toro always looks great on the red carpet! His style is unique and he often wears suits that are tailored to perfection. He also loves to mix up his look with statement pieces like hats, scarves, and jewelry.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Won an Academy Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Benicio Del Toro won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2000 for his role in the movie Traffic.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> He was born in Puerto Rico</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Benicio Del Toro was born in San Germán, Puerto Rico. He moved to Pennsylvania with his family when he was 9 years old.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> He speaks 5 Languages</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Benicio Del Toro is fluent in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> He was a Street Artist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming an actor, Benicio Del Toro made money as a street artist in Times Square. He would paint portraits of famous people and sell them to tourists.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> He was a Painter and Sculptor</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In addition to being an actor, Benicio Del Toro is also an accomplished painter and sculptor. He has exhibited his art in galleries in Los Angeles and New York City.</p></div>


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