By Christine Estevez | 08/13/2009 - 12:32
Rapper/actor Curtis Jackson, commonly known as 50 Cent, is set to costar in an upcoming poker-themed movie feauturing Puerto Rico’s sexiest and most talented actor, Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro. And if that's not enough Latin flavor, reggaeton sensations Wisin & Yandel are also said to be making an appearance in the still-unnamed film.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 08/03/2009 - 13:25
Che actor Benicio del Toro was celebrated in Cuba last week for his distinguished body of work. The Puerto Rican star was given the first Tomas Gutierrez Alea award (named after the late Cuban director) by the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, or Uneac. "It's an honor. I share this with all the artists here. As an artist, I feel that we're all in the same boat," Del Toro said after accepting his honor.
By Christine Estevez | 07/07/2009 - 11:30
Oscar-winning actor Benicio del Toro offered tips and encouragement to a group of jailed theater-lovers at a Puerto Rican prison on Monday.
The boricua actor interrupted his vacation on the Isla del Encanto for a talk at Bayamon Regional Prison just outside the island's capital of San Juan. Del Toro spoke to the inmates, emphasizing the importance of literacy to their rehabilitation, and explained how reading has been crucial to his own growth as an actor.
By Monica Herrera | 03/26/2009 - 10:27
Benicio del Toro has played many an eccentric role in his long career—we've even lovingly documented them—but this one may go down as most bizarre to date. The boricua thesp is reportedly in talks to play Moe in a movie version of The Three Stooges directed by the Farrelly Brothers.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.