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).


  1. I must be the only person in the world that isn't that crazy about him!!!

  2. I don't think you have to be crazy about somebody to appreciate their fine body of work. He is always fun to watch and has done some really memorable roles.

  3. Enjoyed this video interview with The View. Wish the whole interview was available. Enjoyed del Toro in Traffic; a role he was rightly awarded the Oscar.


  4. I learn something every time I watch a performance by Del Toro. There are actors who inhabit roles and others who breathe life into them. Del Toro is the latter.