del Toro Sánchez, Benicio Monserrate Rafael
Born: Feb 19, 1967 AD
Currently alive, at 48 years of age.
Nationality: Puerto Rican
1967 – Born on February 19th in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rican actor and film producer.
1980 – He began to surface in small television parts, playing mostly thugs and drug dealers on programs like "Miami Vice" and the NBC miniseries, "Drug Wars: The Camarena Story".
1991 – Gave worthy performances in the movies “The Indian Runner” and “China Moon”.
1992-1994 – Starred in the films, "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery", "Money for Nothing and Fearless", and "Swimming with Sharks".
1996 - He played the charming, ruthless mobster Gaspare in Abel Ferrara's The Funeral and won a second consecutive Best Supporting Actor Independent Spirit Award for his work as Benny Dalmau in Basquiat, directed by his friend, artist Julian Schnabel.
1997 - Alicia Silverstone personally chose Benicio to costar with her in the quirky romantic comedy Excess Baggage, which she also produced.
2000 – Won Academy Award Best Supporting Actor for the movie "Traffic".
2001 – He won the Golden Globe Award Best Supporting Actor for the movie “Traffic”.
2002 – He stayed out of the limelight.
2003 – Release the film "The Hunted", an action thriller costarring Tommy Lee Jones, and the drama 21 Grams, an acting tour-de-force, costarring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts.
- Won the Audience Award for Best Actor at the Venice International Film Festival for his role in 21 Grams.
- He went on to garner another Best Supporting Actor nomination.
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