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Benicio was born under the official name Del Toro, Benicio Monserrate Rafael Sanchez on February 19th, 1967. Known to his close friends as Beno, he has been a credited actor since the 1989 film Licence to Kill.
Benicio Del Toro has yet to establish a position as a bankable star. He has starred in two films including the 2013 drama movie Jimmy P. as the character Jimmy Picard and the 2000 crime film Traffic playing Javier Rodriguez.
Benicio has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in nineteen films including: the 2014 action film Guardians of the Galaxy as the character The Collector, the 2012 crime movie Savages playing Lado and the 2010 drama release The Wolfman cast as Lawrence Talbot.
His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2014 action film Guardians of the Galaxy, which brought in $330,000,000 at the box office.
Benicio is a fan favorite, having been featured on the cover of at least eight magazines, interviewed in over nine publications and featured in eleven magazine articles.
As an actor Benicio Del Toro has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on two occasions. His first Oscar was for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his portrayal of Javier Rodriguez in the 2000 film Traffic. Benicio Del Toro was also nominated for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Jack Jordan in the 2003 movie 21 Grams .