Benicio del Toro Source
August 15, 2015 Article, Gallery, Magazine Scans, Movies, Sicario

Sicario is featured in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly with a new still of Benicio’s character, Alejandro! I have added the 3 scans to the gallery.

August 14, 2015 Gallery, Movies, Public Appearances, Sicario

Photos of Benicio attending the Sicario Press Conference yesterday in Hollywood have been added to the gallery!

August 14, 2015 Events, Gallery, News, Public Appearances

I have added 20 additional High Quality pictures of Benicio attending the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Hosts Annual Grants Banquet last night!

Also, here’s a nice tidbit about Benicio and Emily presenting:

Early in the evening, Fonda announced several honorees, then introduced the next presenters, Blunt and Del Toro — who were nowhere to be found, leading Fonda to nearly two minutes of ad libs, including the jokey shrug, “Benicio — You look in his eyes and think, ‘Really interesting, but maybe not so reliable’ … But Emily Blunt, you’d think she would be OK.”

The two actors entered hurriedly and then struggled to read their presentation, but with such good humor that Jake Gyllenhaal and Jon Hamm gave them a standing ovation. – Variety

August 14, 2015 Article, News, Projects

Benicio Del Toro may soon be joining another massive film franchise.

The 48-year-old Oscar winner, who already appears as Taneleer Tivan — a.k.a. The Collector — in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, could be signing on to star as a villain in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Del Toro spoke with ET’s Cameron Mathison at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Grants Banquet, where the actor teased his possible attachment to the high-profile project.

“I can’t tell you much about it but I think that it might happen. It looks like it’s gonna happen so I’m very excited,” the Guardians of the Galaxy actor said at Thursday’s event.

As for any teasers regarding his character, Del Toro said the producers take secrecy very seriously.

“I can’t talk too much about it. The script is hard to get. They told me they’d cut my finger if I talk about it,” he joked.

Nothing has been revealed about the character Del Toro may end up playing, but according to Variety the studio also met with Joaquin Phoenix for the role.

Del Toro also shared his own experience with the Star Wars franchise, and the impact it had on him when he saw the original in 1977.

“I saw the original one when it came out and it marked me,” Del Toro, who was 10 when the first Star Wars hit theaters, recounted. “I was impressed by the film and by the characters and by the story and the message.”

Looper director Rian Johnson is set to helm Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is already slated for a May 2017 release.


August 14, 2015 Gallery, Public Appearances

I have updated the gallery with 38 High Quality pictures of Benicio attending the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Hosts Annual Grants Banquet last night, enjoy!

August 13, 2015 Gallery, Movies, News, Screen Captures, Sicario

Mercenary. Assassin. Hitman. Check out the fantastic new trailer for Sicario! I have added 55 HD screencaptures to the gallery as well as new character poster for Alejandro!

August 13, 2015 Events, Movies, News, Sicario

Scott Cooper’s Black Mass, the biopic of Boston gangster Whitey Bulger starring Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch, will be heading to Zurich after its premiere at the Venice and Toronto film festivals.

The Zurich Festival, for its 11th outing, has picked Black Mass as one of its gala screenings. Other titles confirmed for the red carpet galas include Denis Villeneuve’s U.S/Mexican drug drama Sicario, which stars Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro and premiered in Cannes this year, and Colonia, the South American-set drama from German director Florian Gallenberger, which features Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl and will have its world premiere in Toronto next month.

Also on the gala program in Zurich this year are two magazine feature adaptations. In The End of the Tour, James Ponsoldt looks at a five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and writer David Foster Wallace, with Jesse Eisenberg playing Lipsky and Jason Segel as the acclaimed novelist. In Anton Corbijn’s Life, Robert Pattinson plays Dennis Stock, a photographer for Life magazine, assigned to shoot then up-and-coming actor James Dean (played by Dane DeHaan).

A Walk in the Woods, Ken Kwapis’ adaptation of the Bill Bryson’s non-fiction best-seller, starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, which premiered in Sundance, will also make the trip to Zurich.

Previously confirmed Zurich gala titles include Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong biopic The Program; Catherine Hardwicke’s drama Miss You Already; Noah Baumbach’s tragicomedy Mistress America; the French drama Mon Roi from Maiwenn; Ben Wheatley’s disturbing J.G. Ballard adaptation High-Rise; and Kill Your Friends, a comedy-thriller from director Owen Harris, set in the U.K. industry during the 1990s Britpop craze.

The 11th annual Zurich International Film Festival runs Sept. 24-Oct.4.


August 9, 2015 Site

As you learned the past 2 days, my old (and fantastic!) host has closed its doors and I had to find a new host and domain as fast as possible! We have now joined and I bought a new domain as I sadly couldn’t keep the old one! The old url should soon redirect to the new one for 2 months but if you have bookmarked the site, you need to change the url to There’s also a new contact email:

I’ve changed all the internal links already, but if you see that I missed one, let me know!

August 9, 2015 Events, News

Jane Fonda, Bryan Cranston, Jon Hamm, Halle Berry and Sharon Stone are among the all-star lineup of presenters that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has corralled for its annual Grants Banquet Dinner, which will be held Aug. 13 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Other presenters slated to take part include Allison Janney, America Ferrera, Andrew Garfield, Benicio Del Toro, Brie Larson, Dakota Johnson, Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Page, Ice Cube, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jason Isaacs, Joe Manganiello, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Oscar Isaac, Randall Park, Saoirse Ronan, Sarah Silverman, Sophia Bush, Topher Grace and Ty Burrell.

At the dinner, the HFPA, which presents the annual Golden Globe Awards, is expected to announce more than $2 million in financial grants to non-profit entertainment-related organizations and scholarship programs, topping last year’s contributions of more than $1.9 million.

To date, the HFPA reports, it has committed more than $23.9 million in grants, handed out over 1,000 scholarships and restored more than 90 films. Contributions made by the HFPA aid a wide range of projects, including the preservation of films, higher education, training and mentoring and the promotion of cultural exchange through cinema.


August 3, 2015 Movies, News, The Trap

Harmony Korine talked about his next project, The Trap which is set to start production in January 2016!

He confirmed the casting of Benicio Del Toro and Idris Elba (who are the two leads) as well as Robert Pattinson and Al Pacino.

Set in the world of Miami music, it follows Del Toro’s character who gets locked up for a robbery involving Elba’s character and nearly 15 years later is back for revenge. Korine described it as “a complete sensory bombardment,” adding “the way I feel about storytelling now is that it’s more like liquid. It has to do more with energy.” He confirms there’s still a story to be told, saying it’s a “super propulsive, pretty highly violent revenge movie.”

Check out the full conversation at the source!