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Benicio del Toro Meets Hugo Chavez
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 03/05/2009 - 11:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is no stranger to Hollywood’s A-list, so it only makes sense that he would bring Benicio del Toro into his fold. The two actaully have a lot in common. Del Toro stars as revolutionary icon Ernesto “Che” Guevara in Che, and Chavez is an avid fighter for socialism who thinks of himself as quite the celebrity.


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Benicio Talks About Oscar Snub of "Che"
By Mariela Rosario | 02/04/2009 - 12:45

Benicio del Toro is no stranger to accolades; the thespian recently took home a Goya Award for "Best Actor" for his work in Steven Soderbergh's epic film Che on top of the "Best Actor" award he won last year when the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.


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Benicio del Toro, Gael Garcia Bernal Negotiating to Star in New Scorsese Film
By Norell Giancana | 02/02/2009 - 13:52

Martin Scorsese is out to make his next film, Silence, with none other than our favorite leading man, Benicio del Toro. This would be the first time the two powerhouses have teamed up. The story, based on the novel of the same name by Shusaku Endo, is set in 17th century Japan where Christian converts are being tortured by the Japanese government to rid the country of Western influence.


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Penelope, Benicio Win Big at the Goya Awards
By Monica Herrera | 02/02/2009 - 10:11

Penelope Cruz isn't just raking in awards in the U.S. these days. The actress was in top form at Spain's 23rd annual Goya Awards on Sunday, winning Best Supporting Actress for—what else?—her performance in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. In her acceptance speech, Cruz returned the love to her home country and thanked VCB helmer Woody Allen for the role.

"I've always been a fan of Woody Allen, and that my peers honor me
for a Spanish film made by him makes me very happy," said Cruz. "Thanks Woody for believing in me."


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Benicio del Toro Storms Out of Washington Times Interview
By Mariela Rosario | 01/28/2009 - 16:30

Benicio del Toro was apparently upset by a writer for the Washington Times during an interview last week about the new film Che. The film, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring del Toro in the eponymous role, has sparked a controversy about the legacy of revolutionary icon Ernesto "Che" Guevara.


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Benicio Del Toro: “I Love Being a Sex Symbol”
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/14/2009 - 17:20

Benicio Del Toro has been called the Puerto Rican Marlon Brando, mostly because of his bad boy sexiness, that air of mystery and, of course, his phenomenal acting skills.


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Study Guide: The Many Faces of Benicio del Toro
By Monica Herrera | 01/09/2009 - 18:16

Casual fans of Benicio del Toro will tell you that the 41-year-old boricua actor has just one facial expression (an incredibly hot expression, natch), and it's called Brooding. Those people aren't paying enough attention.


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Things We Learned from Perez Hilton's New Book
By Monica Herrera | 01/06/2009 - 15:18

In between the running list of "celebrity sluts" and a Lindsay Lohan case study (they're not totally unrelated), there's actually plenty of priceless wisdom to be found in Perez Hilton's first book, Red Carpet Suicide: A Survival Guide on Keeping Up with The Hiltons ($17, amazon.com).


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Benicio Del Toro Brings "Che" to Cuba
By Monica Herrera | 12/08/2008 - 12:51

When Steven Soderbergh's Che premiered last week in Miami, the iconic revolutionary's biopic was met with protests. But at the film's debut on Saturday at Cuba's Havana Film Festival, its star, Benicio Del Toro, received a standing ovation. The actor spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about all the mixed reception:


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Fidel Castro Loves Benicio del Toro's 'Che'
By Mariela Rosario | 11/20/2008 - 10:52


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