Benicio Del Toro

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Benicio Monserrate Rafael Del Toro Sanchez
  • Birth Place: San German, Puerto Rico
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/19/1967, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor
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Benicio Del Toro 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.
  • Benicio Del Toro Relationships:
  • Fausta Sanchez Del Toro - Mother
  • Delilah Genoveva Stewart Del Toro - Daughter
  • Gustavo Del Toro - Father
  • Gustavo Del Toro Jr. - Brother
  • Kimberly Stewart - Ex-significant Other
  • Benicio Del Toro Awards:
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2003 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2000 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 2008 Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor - Winner
  • 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 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2000 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended University of California, San Diego, California, United States; Circle in the Square Theatre School, New York, New York, United States

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