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December 12, 2014 Gallery, Inherent Vice, Public Appearances

I have added 227 HQ photos of Benicio at the Inherent Vice Premiere in Los Angeles on December 10. Huge thanks to my friend Claudia for donating them!

December 7, 2014 Article, Awards – Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro, one of the stars invited to the 36th Havana International New Latin American Film Festival, is scheduled to receive a prize on Sunday, when he will screen his new film “Escobar: Paradise Lost.”

“It’s hard to put into words what it means to me that a festival with such a high quality and history like this one is giving me a prize,” the actor told state media on his arrival in Havana, a city he has visited several times.

Del Toro, who played Argentine-born revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara (1928-1967) in the “Che” films made by American director Steven Soderbergh, said Cuba was important to his career because of the two films.

The films about Che were screened at the film festival in Havana in December 2008 by the Puerto Rican actor, whose role as the Argentine revolutionary won him the best actor prize at Cannes.

Del Toro returned to Cuba in 2011 to direct “El Yuma,” one of the shorts in “Siete dias en La Habana” (Seven Days in Havana), a Franco-Spanish co-production.

Del Toro’s latest project tells the story of late Medellin cartel leader Pablo Escobar, a role that won him the Donosti Prize at Spain’s San Sebastian Film Festival.

December 5, 2014 Gallery, Inherent Vice, Movies

I have added 4 new fantastic stills of Benicio in Inherent Vice, out on December 12 in the US!

December 2, 2014 Gallery, Inherent Vice, Movies

Check out the new poster for Inherent Vice, featuring Benicio and all the cast recreating The Last Supper.

November 27, 2014 Awards, News – Puerto Rican actor Benicio Del Toro is to be feted for his career achievements at the upcoming Havana Film Festival in Cuba. The Traffic star will receive a lifetime achievement award at the 36th annual edition of the festival next month (Dec14). Del Toro previously portrayed Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara in the acclaimed 2008 film Che. Organisers will also honour late Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was one of the original founders of the festival in 1979. He passed away in April (14), aged 87.

November 18, 2014 Article, News, Projects – HBO is taking on a pivotal moment in the history of the Americasgerolmo with Cortes, a high-profile drama series in development. It is being written/executive produced by Mississippi Burning scribe Chris Gerolmo, directed/executive produced by Martin Scorsese and executive produced Benecio Del Toro who is interested in starring as the Aztec conqueror.

Cortes will tell the sweepincortesmontezumag story of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés, who brought down the Aztec empire; Malinche, the Mayan girl who helped him do it; and Montezuma, the Aztec leader he befriended and finally put in chains.

The subject matter has the makings of a compelling drama as Cortés’ legacy is a complex one. On one hand, he won Mexico for Spain and extended the Spanish Empire. But from the indigenous’ point of view, he was a mass murderer who spearheaded the destruction of one of the greatest civilizations of that time.

In addition to Gerolmo and Oscar winners Scorsese and Del Toro, Cortes is executive produced by Laura Bickford, Del Toro’s producing partner on Che; Del Toro’s manager Rick Yorn; and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, president of production for Scorsese’s Sikelia Prods.

WME-repped Scorsese made his TV debut with the HBO period drama Boardwalk Empire, winning an Emmy for directing the pilot. He is directing his second HBO pilot, the untitled Rock ‘N’ Roll drama, a collaboration with Mick Jagger and Boardwalk Empire‘s Terence Winter, which explores the drug- and sex-fueled music business in 1970s New York.

In TV, Gerolmo previously co-created with Steven Bochco the FX Iraq drama series Over There and most recently worked on the network’s U.S.-Mexico-border drama The Bridge. He is repped by ICM Partners and Jackoway Tyerman.

This would be the latest Latin American historical figure portrayal for Del Toro who toplined Escobar: Paradise Lost and Steven Soderbergh’s Che. In addition to Escobar, CAA-repped Del Toro is coming off his role as The Collector in the summer blockbuster The Guardians Of The Galaxy.