Fast Facts

  • Both of his parents were lawyers and they wanted him to become a lawyer as well.
  • Was a star basketball player at prep school.
  • Dropped out of college to study acting; later won a scholarship to the Stella Adler Conservatory.
  • Gained 40 pounds to play the role of Dr. Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
  • Was the fourth person to win an Oscar for a performance mostly in a foreign language.
  • Enjoys oil painting.

Awards

  • 2006, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2000, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2003, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
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  • 2003, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2000, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2008, Cannes Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2001, Berlin Film Festival — Silver Bear for Best Actor: Winner
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1997, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Winner
  • 2015, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner
  • 2004, Independent Spirit Awards — Special Distinction Award: Winner
  • 2004, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 1996, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Winner
  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner

Relationships

  • Gustavo Del Toro — Father
  • Gustavo Del Toro Jr. — Brother
  • Kimberly Stewart — Ex-significant Other
  • Delilah Genoveva Stewart Del Toro — Daughter
  • Fausta Sanchez Del Toro — Mother
  • Valeria Golino — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended University of California, San Diego, California, United States; Circle in the Square Theatre School, New York, New York, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Benicio Monserrate Rafael Del Toro Sanchez
  • Birth Place: San German, Puerto Rico
  • Birthday: February 19, 1967, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor
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