oscars_5_Benicio del Toro

Talk about a sweep. Two-time Oscar nominee Benicio del Toro won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA for his supporting role as Mexican police officer Javier Rodríguez in Steven Soderbergh’s crime drama Traffic, which explores the illegal drug trade from a number of perspectives: a user, an enforcer, a politician and a trafficker. What makes the Puerto Rican actor’s feat even more impressive: del Toro’s character spoke only Spanish to his fellow Mexican characters while talking to each other, making him the first and only actor to win for a Spanish-speaking role.

Best Supporting Actor, Traffic, 73rd Academy Awards, Won
Best Supporting Actor, 21 Grams, 76th Academy Awards, Nominated


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