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Do you prefer beer in a glass or in a bottle? “Bottle. Just because it’s more convenient. It’s a straight line from the bottle to me. There are no pit stops. No changing of planes.” What is your ideal beer temperature? “Cold. I can drink coffee if it’s room temperature, but beer’s got to be […]
Actor Benicio del Toro has a refreshingly clear-eyed view of being involved with the juggernaut that is Star Wars: Episode VIII: “It’s scary.” The Sicario star is laughing a bit when he adds, “It’s scary because there’s a lot of talk that I’m going to be in that movie — before I’ve even shot one […]
No matter how menacing the character he’s playing, Benicio del Toro likes to bring a little humour to it. In his latest film, “A Perfect Day,” del Toro injects a wry wit into his role as a jaded aid worker in an armed conflict zone in the Balkans in 1995. He says it’s a subtle […]
Benicio Del Toro is one of the most talented actors of his generation, with an onscreen smolder and sly sex appeal that’s all but peerless among his contemporaries. In the actor’s latest film A Perfect Day, he turns in another winning performance as Mambrú, an aid worker toiling in the Balkans during the Yugoslav Wars. […]
CS: How did “A Perfect Day” begin for you? Benicio Del Toro: I had met the director, Fernando León de Aranoa, in Spain six or seven years ago. I liked his work. I had seen three or four of his movies. We hit it off and then time went by and he sent the script […]
Benicio and Tim are currently doing promotion for A Perfect Day for the US released on January 15. Following the shocking death of David Bowie, a journalist asked them about his influence.
If you’ve seen Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, you may have noticed some slight stylistic similarities between Benicio Del Toro’s character, the powerful extraterrestrial being known as The Collector, and David Bowie’s “alien rock god” persona Ziggy Stardust. Speaking with me today about his upcoming Balkan war film A Perfect Day, Del Toro indicated that […]