Benicio Del Toro Biography
Benicio Del Toro is a Puerto Rican actor and film producer better known for his role in movies such as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Traffic. Toro has further starred in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Avengers: Infinity War.
Toro has won several awards including Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, and an Academy Award. Toro and rumored girlfriend, Kimberly Stewart have a daughter named Delilah del Toro. Moreover, Toro was previously engaged to fiance, Valeria Golino and further dated several actresses including Catherine Keener and Sara Foster.
Benicio Del Toro Early life and Education
Benicio Del Toro was born on February 19, 1967, in San Germán, Puerto Rico. Both of his parents Gustavo Adolfo del Toro Bermúdez and Fausta Genoveva Sánchez Rivera were layers. His brother Gustavo del Toro is an Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Toro spent his childhood in Roman Catholic society and his nicknames were “Skinny Benny” and “Beno.” He attended Academia del Perpetuo Socorro. At the age of nine, his mother died because of hepatitis. And at the age of 15, Toro moved to Mercersburg, Pennsylvania along with his father and brother and attended the Mercersburg Academy.
After that, as per his father’s advice, Toro joined the University of California, San Diego. But soon he dropped out from the university and moved to Los Angeles for studying acting. Furthermore, he studied acting at Square Theatre School in New York.
Benicio Del Toro Career
In 1987, Benicio Del Toro made his acting debut through small television programs such as Shell Game, Miami Vice, and Private Eye. Similarly, he also made his appearance in the NBC miniseries Drug Wars: The Camarena Story.
Likewise, he made his first movie debut in 1988 through Big Top Pee-wee. After that, Toro starred in several other movies including The Indian Runner, Money for Nothing, China Moon etc. Well, his breakthrough came after he portrayed the role of Fred Fenster in The Usual Suspects and was further nominated for Independent Spirit Award.
Similarly, in 2003, Toro starred in the movie The Hunted, along with Tommy Lee Jones. In the same year, he further appeared in the movie 21 Grams, alongside Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. Later in 2008, Toro won a Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival for his role in the movie The Argentine and Guerrilla.
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Moreover, he was also awarded 2009 Goya Award and further got nominated for the Academy award. Likewise, Toro starred in the classic cult film The Wolf Man in 2010. Furthermore, he starred in Thor: The Dark World (2013), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) etc.
In the same way, his other remarkable movie roles include Mambrú in A Perfect Day and as The Snake in The Little Prince. Furthermore, he also starred in high rated movies like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Avengers: Infinity War. In December 2018, Benicio del Toro signed a deal to voice Swiper, the thieve fox, in Paramount Players’ live-action feature based on the character from the famous Nickelodeon TV series “Dora the Explorer”
Benicio Del Toro Personal Life: Girlfriend, Wife, Children
The 51 years old versatile actor, Benicio Del Toro is not married yet. But Toro is in a living relationship with actress, Kimberly Stewart. On April 11, 2011, Toro announced he and Kimberly were about to welcome their first child. Well, they welcomed their first child a daughter Delilah del Toro on August 21, 2011.
The couple is still living together and is often spotted together with their daughter. However, they haven’t mentioned when they are getting married or engaged.
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Besides this, Toro previously dated several other actresses. From 1988 – 1992, he dated Valeria Golino and they were even engaged but later separated. Likewise, he further dated Claire Forlani in 1995 and Alicia Silverstone from 1996 – 1997.
Furthermore, Toro also dated Chiara Mastroianni from 1998 – 2001 and Heather Graham in 2001. Even after several breakups, Toro didn’t stop dating new partners. Similarly, he also dated Sara Foster from 2004 – 2006 and Catherine Keener from 2008 – 2009.
Benicio Del Toro Net worth
The Several award winner renowned actor, Benicio Del Toro is still active in the field of acting. As he has been active in the field of acting for long Toro has starred in numerous movies till date and has earned a decent amount of money.
As of now, Toro has an estimated net worth of $45 million. Toro has a Mercedes-Benz G500 worth $123,600 – $222,700. Similarly, his wife Kimberly Stewart has an estimated net worth of $10 million.