Benicio Del Toro is one of the most talented and watchable character actors who emerged in the 1990s and has dominated the scene since then. Awarded with the prestigious Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Del Toro’s career graph is starred with an extraordinary collection of successful films.
Del Toro’s first breakout role came with the film ‘The Usual Suspects’. His role of a mumbling, wisecrack Fred Fenster not only earned him several awards but also established his reputation as a character actor. Over the years, Del Toro filmography comprises of several notable characters in a wide range of successful films, such as Benny Dalmau in ‘Basquiat’, Dr. Gonzo in ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’, Franky Four Fingers in ‘Snatch’, Jackie Boy in ‘Sin City’, Che Guevara in ‘Che’ and Alejandro in ‘Sicario’. His best performance, however, was as a morally upright police officer Javier Rodriguez in the movie ‘Traffic’.
However, not all Del Toro’s films have fared exceptionally well at the box office. Some were major duds, such as ‘Joyride’, ‘Excess Baggage’, ‘The Way of the Gun’, ‘The Pledge’ and ‘The Hunted’.