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Benicio Del Toro
Benicio Monserrate Rafael Del Toro Sanchez
San German, Puerto Rico
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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:
Gustavo Del Toro Jr. - Brother
Kimberly Stewart - Ex-significant Other
Delilah Genoveva Stewart Del Toro - Daughter
Fausta Sanchez Del Toro - Mother
Gustavo Del Toro - Father
Benicio Del Toro Awards:
2003 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
2000 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male 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 Oscar: Best Performance by an 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
2015 Independent Spirit Awards: Robert Altman Award - Winner
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Honorary Prize Donostia - Winner
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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