Actor Benicio del Toro's Professional Achievements: His Role In Movies, Career Details, and Net Worth

Updated On 16 Jul, 2018 Published On

Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro was originally born as Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sanchez. He is famous for his role of a police officer Javier Rodriguez in the 2000 film Traffic. The very role in the film helped him to grab various awards along with a huge net worth. 

Apart from his role in the film he is also prominent for his appearance in 2003 film 21 Grams alongside Sean Penn, Naomi Watts. His role in the film helped him earn his second Academy Award nomination as well as second Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination and a BAFTA Awards nomination.

The actor has managed to earn various awards and achievements with his involvement in various movies. His list of films include The Usual Suspects (1995)Basquiat (1996), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Snatch (2000), Sin City (2005) Che(2008), Sicario (2015). If you want to find detailly about actor’s career journey and the net worth he has managed to gather through his career, stay with us.

Find out about Toro’s Career Journey

Early Startup

Del Toro started his career in acting by appearing in small roles on television series in the late 1980s. He mostly played the role of thugs and drug dealers on series like Miami Vice and Drug Wars: The Camarena Story.

Later in 1987, he appeared in Madonna's  music video La Isla Bonita as a supporting character  

Film Career

Toro’s film career started in the year 1988 with the movie Big Top Pee-wee. In 1989, he appeared as Dario in the James Bond movie Licence to Kill.

Further, he continued to appear in movies like  The Indian Runner (1991), China Moon (1994), Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992), Money for Nothing (1993), Fearless(1993) and Swimming with Sharks (1994).

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In 1995 Toro appeared in American mystery film The Usual Suspects alongside Kevin Spacey where he portrayed the character of Fred Fenster. The very role helped him to earn the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male and helped him to gain a good position in his field. Gradually with every opportunity, he stepped into something better. Later, on he appeared in the movies like  The Funeral (1996) Basquiat (1996), The Fan (1996), Excess Baggage (1997).

He appeared in the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in 1998. In 2000 he appeared in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic in the role of Javier Rodriguez. His performance in the movie helo him to achieve the major critics' awards in 2001. For the very role, he received  Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Del is the third  Puerto Rican actor to win Oscar  Jose Ferrer and Rita Moreno. After his back to back award achievement, he appeared in different movies like Snatch, The Pledge.

In 2003, he appeared in movies like The Hunted, and 21 Grams. Further, he went to earn Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his work in the movie 21 Grams. Following up, he appeared in movies like Sin City, Things We Lost in the Fire in the coming years. With his 2008 movie Che, Benicio managed to earn Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

The other movies in which he has appeared are Thor: The Dark World (2013) Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Sicario (2015), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018).

Toro's Net worth and Salary

With his involvement in a number of movies and television series, Benicio del Toro has attained the net worth of $45 million.

In 2005, Toro’s movie Sin City managed to gross $158.8 million worldwide. His highest grossing film is his 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy; it grossed $773.3 million in the theatres worldwide. The movie was produced at the budget of $232 million. His second highest grossing movie is 2016's Traffic, which grabbed $207.5 million worldwide.

Talking about his recent movie appearance, his 2017 movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi that was made at the budget of $200 million managed to make a box office sales of around $1.3 billion worldwide.

The actor seems to make a good fortune from his roles in these highest grossing movies. Talking about Benicio's ride, he has a Mercedes-Benz G500 which price ranges from $123,600 to $222,700.