Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Benicio Del Toro
THE EYES HAVE IT: He's played kidnappers, killers, a revolutionary and, most recently, a werewolf. But underneath it all lies a kind, polite, soft-spoken art and music lover who's afraid of heights.
His menacing gaze
gets him cast as "the heavy,"
the big pussycat!
Known for taking risks, one of Del Toro's milestone characters is Fred Fenster from "The Usual Suspects" (1995). The imaginative actor created the unforgettable out of what would've otherwise been a minor and disposable part, by adding frenetic and awkward mannerisms, a speech impediment, and modifying his own hairline and eyebrows to blur ethnicity.
Del Toro discussing his most recent role, the tragic Lawrence Talbot in "The Wolfman" (2010).