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I have updated the gallery with High Quality pictures from the promotional shoot for Heineken‘s new campaign. I have also added behind the scenes pics from the shoot!

February 29, 2016 Awards, Public Appearances

I haved more pictures of Benicio at the 88th Annual Academy Awards, the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party and the Governor’s Ball last night. Thanks to my friend Claudia for some of the pics!

February 29, 2016 Commercials/Advertisements, Video

Benicio del Toro and Heineken are both recognized around the world. Luckily for us, people remember our name. #morebehindthestar

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Think of a country, any country–chances are, Heineken is enjoyed there. Heineken is the only beer enjoyed in 192 countries around the world.

Benicio del Toro meets with our Global Master Brewer, Willem, to explore just how far Heineken reaches, and comes to find that there’s much #MoreBehindTheStar.

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February 29, 2016 Awards, News, Public Appearances

Benicio attended the 88th Academy Awards last night to present The Revenant along with Jennifer Garner. He was wearing Prada. You can check out HQ pictures to the gallery! Thanks to Mouza for some of the pics!

Little tidbit from People:

‘’A staffer touches up Garner’s under-eye makeup before she and del Toro hunker down together under the monitor to go over their lines. When Chris Rock makes a good-natured joke at Carol’s expense (Cate Blanchett was on stage at the time), del Toro laughs out loud.

Cate Blanchett exits the stage and puts her arms around Garner and del Toro, still watching the monitor. Del Toro gives Blanchett a hug and Garner says she’s in awe at how Blanchett nailed the “walking and talking” thing on stage. As Garner and del Toro get ready to walk to the stage, del Toro steps on Garner’s dress. She sweetly frees her train and says playfully to him: “Now look here, you have one job to do!”

Making her way back off-stage with del Toro, Garner is all smiles and gives a thumbs up.’’

February 28, 2016 Public Appearances

Benicio attended the 88th Academy Awards – Rehearsals yesterday, getting ready to present an Award tonight! I have added 2 High Quality Pictures of him and Jennifer Garner taking a selfie backstage!
As a reminder, Sicario is nominated for 2 Awards tonight: Best Cinematography, Original Score and Sound Editing!

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 scene!

“But I’m excited, too.”

Del Toro is on the phone from Los Angeles to promote a new drama called A Perfect Day, a film from Fernando Leon de Aranoa set in the midst of the Balkan crisis of the 1990s. It was nominated for seven Goya Awards (the Spanish Oscar) this year.

Del Toro and Tim Robbins play aid workers in Bosnia dealing with local issues — a dead body in a well, a bullied child, land mines in village roads. The military and various bureaucrats do their thing while our intrepid heroes fight the small fights that affect everyday life. Also starring Olga Kurylenko, Melanie Thierry and Fedja Stukan, the movie has an air of the absurd, and shows war on a tiny, personal scale that somehow captures the day-to-day horror lived by the citizens.

Would he agree it’s a grown-up movie?

“Well, it ain’t Star Wars.”

Del Toro says he’d been hoping to work with Perfect Day writer/director Leon de Aranoa for some time.

“I liked his movies, and we always wanted to work together, do something if something came along he felt I could be part of, and this one came along.

“It was refreshing, a different kind of story than I usually get.”

Indeed — del Toro often plays dark or villainous roles, and it’s rumoured he’ll play a villain in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

At 21, he was the youngest-ever Bond villain in Licence to Kill. Del Toro made his name in films such as The Usual Suspects, Traffic (for which he won an Oscar, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe), The Pledge, Sin City, 21 Grams, Che, The Wolfman and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Many thought del Toro would get another Oscar nomination this year for Sicario.

The father of one has some interesting movies coming up besides Star Wars. He voices a character in The Little Prince, stars in Terrence Malick’s Weightless (with Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale) and stars with James Franco in Harmony Korine’s crime thriller, The Trap.

And there’s talk of a Sicario sequel. Although del Toro says he hasn’t heard anything yet, he’d welcome the chance to work with director Denis Villeneuve again.

“Working with Denis was a real pleasure,” says the actor. “He’s the real deal as a filmmaker. I really enjoyed the whole process and outcome of Sicario.”

Del Toro will now go from the small independent movie, A Perfect Day, to the behemoth that is Star Wars. “I’m in a lucky position that I’ve been able to do some independent movies and some not-so-independent movies,” he says. “But I don’t work differently on independent movies and studio films — my approach to Star Wars or any movie I do is pretty much the same. You work with the character, you try to bring something and you learn your lines.”

He’s looking forward to Star Wars. “I really enjoyed Episode VII. And I’ve enjoyed Star Wars, especially the first one — I think it’s called Episode IV now. And Return of the Jedi, and The Empire Strikes Back — I’m not a Star Wars buff like some out there, but as a kid I really liked those films, like, way before I ever thought I was going to be in movies. There’s something of a nostalgia thing that gets you excited about being part of the Star Wars world.”


February 27, 2016 A Perfect Day, Interview

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 touch he tries to add with all of his parts, which have also included a former convict in “21 Grams” and a police officer in “Traffic.” Both roles earned him an Oscar nomination, with the latter landing him the golden statuette.

“Even ‘Traffic,’ there were moments with a little bit of humour, or ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,'” del Toro, who played a Bond henchman in “Licence to Kill,” said in a phone interview from Los Angeles.

“When I watch other actors, I like performances that have a bit of a sense of humour behind it or underneath it. Even when you look at performances of actors that play really, really bad guys, but there’s a sense of humour.

“Look at Anthony Hopkins in ‘Silence of the Lambs’ — there’s something there that bubbles out that made me uncomfortable but at the same time made me kind of giggle. Joe Pesci in ‘Goodfellas.'”

Does del Toro consider himself to be a funny person?

“I’m funny sometimes. Depends on how many shots of tequila,” the 49-year-old said with a laugh.

In theatres Friday, “A Perfect Day” also stars Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Fedja Stukan and Melanie Thierry as fellow humanitarian NGO workers trying to retrieve a dead body from a well in a mine-filled village. Their efforts are hampered by jurisdiction issues.

Fernando Leon de Aranoa directed the film, his first English-language feature, which debuted at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.

“l like characters or stories that deal with the futility of effort,” said del Toro, who was born in Puerto Rico.

He also likes stories that feature a moral dilemma, such as the one in Quebec director Denis Villeneuve’s crime thriller “Sicario,” in which del Toro plays a mysterious hired gun.

“I think it’s part of the human condition,” said del Toro.

“I don’t want to turn into a philosopher here, but it’s choices and what makes people make choices, and why they go this way and end up going that other way. It’s always intriguing to me.”

Del Toro said he feels “lucky” to be able to take on both smaller films like “A Perfect Day” and blockbuster titles like the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” which he’s signed on to.

“As long as I can keep doing that, apart from busy, I’m going to be fine.”


February 21, 2016 Magazine Scans

I have added the scans of Benicio in the Winter 2015 edition of DuJour. Huge thanks to Luciana at for donating them!