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 […]
The movie is now out in Italia!
Among the 54 films screening during this year’s showcase, Dec. 1–20 at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Md., are ‘Youth,’ ‘The Lady in the Van,’ and ‘Son of Saul.’ The 28th AFI European Union Film Showcase will open with “A Perfect Day”—director Fernando Leon de Aranoa’s darkly comic portrait of […]