Benicio is the name who ruled a Hollywood industry over a decade. The numerous award winner actor had got in the limelight after appearing after he portrayed the role of a mumbling crook in the 1995 classic hit The Usual Suspects. He is also famous for his work in 21 grams, Sicario, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Birthday and wiki of Benicio Del
In 1967, a Puerto Rican actor was born in San Germán, Puerto Rico, United States of America. The American actor celebrates his birthday every year on 19 th February. He is the son of Gustavo Adolfo del Toro Bermúdez and Fausta Genoveva Sánchez Rivera (daughter of Benicio Sánchez Castaño and Lirio Belén Rivera), who were both lawyers. Del had a Catalan paternal great-grandfather and a Basque maternal great-grandmother.
Apart from them, he has an older brother, Gustavo, who is the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, New York. Del Toro’s great-grandfather was Rafael Rivera Esbrí, one of the heroes of the El Polvorin fire in Ponce, and who would also later become mayor of that city (1915-1917).
He had grown up with his parents and brother at his hometown and birthplace. At the age 9, his mother had passed away then his family had moved to a farm in Pennsylvania four years later. During his childhood, he was called “Skinny Benny” and “Beno” nickname.
Educational background of Benicio Del
The talented American actor had attended Academia del Perpetuo Socorro (The Academy of Our Lady of Perpetual Help), a Roman Catholic school in Miramar, Puerto Rico. Later after completing his high school, he was enrolled at the Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.
After graduation, del Toro followed the advice of his father and pursued a business degree at the University of California, San Diego. He was also trained at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City.
Wife and girlfriend of Benicio Del
The handsome hunk had dated many famous and glamorous women such as Catherine Keener, Sara Foster, Heather Graham, Chiara Mastroianni, Alicia Silverstone, Claire Forlani.
In 1998, he was in a relationship with Valeria Golino and was even engaged to her. Later their engagement did not last long and broke up in the year 1992.
Later, in 2010 he had also dated Kimberly Steward. They both have one daughter Delilah together.
After his name was also added with Sophie Dahl. As of 2019, he has not shared any photos of his love he seems that he is currently single and not married yet.
Benicio Del’s Career
Talking about the career of Del, he started his journey as in small television roles during the late 1980s, playing mostly thugs and drug dealers on programs such as Miami Vice and the NBC miniseries Drug Wars: The Camarena Story. In 1987 he appeared in the music video “La Isla Bonita” as a background character sitting in a car. Later his movies like The Indian Runner, China Moon, Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, Money for Nothing, Fearless and Swimming with Sharks.
In 1995, he gained momentum with his breakout performance in The Usual Suspects, where he played the mumbling, wisecracking Fred Fenster.
His movies such as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Way of the Gun, Excess Baggage, Things We Lost in the Fire, Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, Escobar: Paradise Lost, Avengers: Infinity War, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, All-Star Weekend and Dora and the Lost City of Gold helps him to raise his name in the film industry.
Awards and nomination of Benicio Del
As a phenomenon actor, he was rewarded with numerous awards such as Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Awards Circuit Community Award, Chlotrudis Award, Chicago Film Critics Association, Florida Film Critics Circle, Gold Derby Awards, National Society of Film Critics, Toronto Film Critics Association, Vancouver Film Critics Circle, International Online Cinema Award and many more.
He got nominated in numerous awards such as Golden Schmoes Award, Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award, Awards Circuit Community Awards, Chicago Film Critics Association, and Phoenix Film Critics Society Award.
As a talented actor, his net worth has been estimated at $45 million US awards.