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Benicio del Toro

Born: February 19, 1967, San Germán - Puerto Rico

Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez is a Puerto Rican actor.

He won an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of the jaded but morally upright police officer Javier Rodriguez in the film “Traffic” (2000).

Del Toro's performance as an ex-con turned religious fanatic in despair, Jack Jordan, in Alejandro González Iñárritu's “21 Grams” (2003) earned him a second Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, as well as a second Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination and a BAFTA Awards nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

He is also known for his scene-stealing breakout role as the eccentric, unintelligible crook Fred Fenster in “The Usual Suspects” (1995), which won him his first Independent Spirit Award; Benny Dalmau in “Basquiat” (1996), which won him a second consecutive Independent Spirit Award; Dr. Gonzo in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (1998); doomed gambleholic Franky Four Fingers in “Snatch” (2000); the predatory, unhinged antagonist Jackie Boy in &ldqou;Sin City” (2005); legendary revolutionary Che Guevara in “Che” (2008), a performance which earned him the Best Actor Award both at the Cannes Film Festival and at the Goya Awards; and as Alejandro, a mysterious, ruthless agent out to bring down a drug cartel in “Sicario” (2015), for which del Toro won several awards, including the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, and was nominated for a third BAFTA Award.

His noteworthy body of work also include portrayals of the Collector in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar in “Escobar: Paradise Lost”, and Lawrence Talbot in the 2010 remake of “The Wolfman”.

Del Toro also appeared in “Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi” as mysterious codebreaker DJ.

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

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As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use...

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Sicario 2: Soldado (2018)

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

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The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

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Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

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The Little Prince (2015)

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Based on the best-seller book 'The little prince', the movie tells the story of a little girl that lives with resignation in a world where efficiency and work are the only dogmas. Everything will change when accidentally she discovers her neighbor that will tell her about the story of the Li...

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Sicario (2015)

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A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.

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A Perfect Day (2015)

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Film about a group of aid workers trying to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone in the Balkans.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.

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Inherent Vice (2014)

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In Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970s, drug-fueled detective Larry \Doc\ Sportello investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.

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Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014)

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For Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro), family is everything. When young surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson) falls for Escobar's niece, he finds his life on the line when he's pulled into the dangerous world of the family business.

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And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

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The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, And the Oscar Goes To... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in forming this professional honora...

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Thor: The Dark World (2013)

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Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite hi...

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Jimmy P. (2013)

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Adapted from the 1951 non-fiction account by psychoanalyst Georges Devereux, “Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian, the film follows the true story of Picard (Del Toro), a Plains Indian of the Blackfeet nation, as he returns from WWII and begins experiencing unexplainable symptoms shortly thereafter. He...

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7 Days in Havana (2012)

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A young American boy is trying to break into the acting business, and goes to Cuba during a film festival.

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Savages (2012)

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Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.

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The Wolfman (2010)

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This werewolf-themed horror film set in Victorian England centers on Lawrence Talbot, an American man who, upon a visit to London, gets bitten by a werewolf. Talbot had come to England to make amends with his estranged father, but after a moonlight transformation leaves him with a savage hunger for ...

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Che: Part One (2008)

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The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

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Che: Part Two (2008)

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After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. Through this story, we come to understand how Che remai...

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Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)

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A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.

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Sin City (2005)

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Sin City is a neo-noir crime thriller based on Frank Miller's graphic novel series of the same name.The film is primarily based on three of Miller's works: The Hard Goodbye, about a man who embarks on a brutal rampage in search of his one-time sweetheart's killer; The Big Fat Kill, which...

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21 Grams (2003)

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Fate brings three people together. Now vengeance will take them to the heights of love, the depths of revenge and the promise of redemption. Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, and Naomi Watts give the finest performances of their careers in the film that is "tantalizingly alive!" (Owen Gleiberman, Enterta...

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The Hunted (2003)

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In the Pacific Northwest wilderness, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum (Benicio del Toro). In the wilderness of British Columbia, L.T. Bonham (Tommy Lee Jones), a former special operations instructor, is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum, his former student who ha...

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Snatch (2000)

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The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the search for a stolen diamond, and the other about a boxing pr...

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Traffic (2000)

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An exploration of the United States of Americas war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their comfortable suburban home. In Mexico, a flawe...

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The Way of the Gun (2000)

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Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1,000,000 to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle th...

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

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Academy Award®-nominee Terry Gilliam directs Academy Award®-nominee Johnny Depp and Academy Award®-winner Benicio Del Toro in this outrageous adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's cult classic novel. You've never seen anything like this surreal adventure through the subconscious. Amazing cinema...

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Basquiat (1996)

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Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first Afro-American Pop Art artist Jean Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Along side the biography of Basquiat are the artists and the ar...

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The Fan (1996)

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When the San Francisco Giants pay centerfielder Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan Gil Renard. So when Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the obsessed Renard decides to stop at nothing to help his i...

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The Funeral (1996)

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The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks, climaxing in a shocking ending.

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The Usual Suspects (1995)

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Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in San Pedro harbor – leaving few surviv...

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Swimming with Sharks (1994)

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A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss.

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Fearless (1993)

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After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another survivor, Carla Rodrigo, who is racked with grief and gu...

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Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)

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Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court to ask Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand for help....

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Licence to Kill (1989)

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James Bond and his American colleague Felix Leiter arrest the drug lord Sanchez who succeeds in escaping and takes revenge on Felix and his wife. Bond knows but just one thing: revenge.

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Big Top Pee-wee (1988)

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Paul Reubens stars as Pee-Wee Herman in his second full-length film about a farmer who joins the circus after a storm drops a big tent in his front yard. Pee-Wee, along with a outlandish cast of animals and circus performers, put on the best show ever.

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Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (1988)

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Pee-wee Herman and pals are celebrating Christmas in the Playhouse in their own creative ways: Pee-wee makes a list for Santa Claus 1 1/2 miles long, teaches Little Richard how to ice skate, goes for a sleigh ride with Magic Johnson, commands Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello to make Christmas ca...

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