Benicio del Toro Source
December 13, 2015 Interview, Screen Captures, Video

You can now watch the full Actors On Actors video featuring Benicio and Will Smith! I have also added screencaptures to our gallery.

December 11, 2015 A Perfect Day, Video

The movie is now out in Italia!

December 11, 2015 Magazine Scans, Sicario

Sicario is featured in the November issue of Cinemania. I have added the scans in our gallery!

December 11, 2015 Article, Interview, Sicario

Attention, filmmakers: Benicio Del Toro is pretty much done with movies about drugs, with one possible exception. But you’re going to have to work out the exception by yourself.

“From the beginning of my career I’ve done things that have to do with the war on drugs,” says the 48-year-old, Puerto Rico-born actor, whose latest foray into the genre is Denis Villeneuve’s dark and gripping Sicario. “I think I’ve figured it out that I’ve played all the angles in the drug war except for one. I’ve done the guy who’s addicted to drugs, I’ve done the guy who sells drugs, I’ve done the henchman, I’ve done the capo, I’ve done the humble cop and I’ve done the cop bingeing on revenge, which is Sicario.”

He grinned. “There is another angle, and I’m not gonna say what it is. If someone can figure it out and write a good script and an original story, then I might do it. But otherwise, I think I’ve done it.”

He’s done lots more than just drug movies, though. Sure, Del Toro won his supporting-actor Oscar as a Mexican cop in Steven Soderbergh’s drug-war drama Traffic, but his signature roles also include the virtuoso mumbling he did in The Usual Suspects, his out-of-control attorney in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and his title role in Soderbergh’s ambitious two-part Che.

December 11, 2015 Gallery, Magazine Scans

Entertainment Weekly released their Best & Worst of 2015 Issue and Benicio is featured among the Best for his performance in Sicario! Check out the HQ scan in our gallery thanks to my friend Claudia!


December 11, 2015 News

Variety just announced that this year’s Awards Season Series of Actors on Actors will start airing on PBS SoCal December 27, starting with the episode featuring Benicio!

The new season of the series will feature conversations between thespians from this year’s biggest awards contenders. The discussions will pan out over three episodes.

The first episode, airing Dec. 27, features Cate Blanchett (“Carol” and “Truth”) and Ian McKellen (“Mr. Holmes),” Will Smith (“Concussion”) and Benicio Del Toro (“Sicario”), Michael Keaton (“Spotlight”) and Samuel L. Jackson (“The Hateful Eight”) and Brie Larson (“Room”) and Joel Edgerton (“Black Mass”).

Episode two, also airing Dec. 27, will feature Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”) with Kate Winslet (“Steve Jobs”), Steve Carell (“The Big Short”) and Rooney Mara (“Carol”), Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”) and Jason Segel (“The End of the Tour”) and Elizabeth Banks (“Love & Mercy”) and Carey Mulligan (“Suffragette”).

The third episode, airing Jan. 3, will include conversations between Amy Schumer (“Trainwreck”) and Lily Tomlin (“Grandma”), Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”) and Isabella Rossellini (“Joy”), Jennifer Jason Leigh (“The Hateful Eight”) and Seth Rogen (“Steve Jobs”) and Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy”) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“The Walk”).

In addition to PBS SoCal, the series will also air in New York on WNET/WLIW and be distributed to PBS stations around the country in January.

“We are thrilled to be continuing the Actors on Actors series for a third season on PBS,” said Michelle Sobrino, publisher, Variety. “Actors on Actors offers viewers an exclusive opportunity to observe candid insights into the artistry and inspiration of onscreen talent at the peak of their craft. Variety couldn’t be more proud of this Emmy winning show and is grateful to PBS SoCal for the continued partnership.”

PBS SoCal recently won a Los Angeles-area Emmy for a special episode of “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors,” which aired last December.

“‘Variety Studio: Actors on Actors’ provides an insightful look into the creative process and the careers of today’s most acclaimed actors,” said Andy Russell, president & CEO of PBS SoCal. “Our partnership with Variety has helped us bring fans of all things Hollywood this exclusive look behind the scenes of an incredible national industry.”


December 10, 2015 Gallery, Photoshoot, Screen Captures, Video

Benicio del Toro is featured in The New York Times special feature about the year’s best actors, along with 12 more actors like Michael Fassbender, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Mitchell, Mya Taylor and more.

About Benicio’s reference for his photoshoot:

‘‘There is not a specific reference, but the kind of spectacle moment we see in film of a person jumping off a building or through a window. This was shot in superslow motion, so it gives you something you usually can’t see with your own eyes.’’

December 7, 2015 Awards, Sicario

The Online Film Critics Society just revealed the nominations for the 19th OFCS Awards. Sicario, along with Carol, lead the race with 6 nominations!
Benicio is nominated for Best Supporting Actor, while the movie is nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Denis Villeneuve), Best Original Screenplay (Taylor Sheridan), Best Editing (Joe Walker) and Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins)!

The winners will be announced on Monday, December 14, 2015.