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1[[quoteright:280:]] ²²Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez (born February 19, 1967 in San Germán, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican actor and producer. He acquired Spanish citizenship in 2011.²²He won the Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for ''Film/{{Traffic}}'' in 2000. Still, he was already praised by that time for his earlier performance as several secondary-yet-unmissable characters, like Fenster in ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'' and Dr Gonzo in ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas''.²----²!!Filmography:²²* ''Film/LicenceToKill'' (1989) as Dario²* ''The Indian Runner'' (1991) as Miguel²* ''China Moon'' (1994) as Lamar Dickey²* ''Film/SwimmingWithSharks'' (1994) as Rex²* ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'' (1995) as Fenster²* ''Basquiat'' (1996) as Benny Dalmau²* ''Film/TheFan'' (1996) as Juan Primo²* ''The Funeral'' (1996) as Gaspare²* ''Excess Baggage'' (1997) as Vincent²* ''Film/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'' (1998) as Dr Gonzo²* ''Film/{{Snatch}}'' (2000) as Franky Four Fingers²* ''Film/TheWayOfTheGun'' (2000) as Mr. Longbaugh²* ''Film/{{Traffic}}'' (2000) as Javier Rodriguez y Rodriguez²* ''Film/{{The Hunted|2003}}'' (2003) as Aaron Hallam²* ''Film/TwentyOneGrams'' (2003) as Jack Jordan²* ''Film/SinCity'' (2005) as Jackie Boy²* ''Film/{{Che}}'' (2008) as [[UsefulNotes/CheGuevara Ernesto "Che" Guevara]]²* ''Film/TheWolfman2010'' as Lawrence Talbot²* ''Film/{{Savages}}'' (2012) as Lado²* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse as The Collector²** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' (2013)²** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' (2014)²** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' (2018)²* ''Paradise Lost'' (2014) as Pablo Escobar²* ''Film/{{Sicario}}'' (2015) as Alejandro²** ''Film/SicarioDayOfTheSoldado'' (2018)²* ''Franchise/StarWars Episode VIII: Film/TheLastJedi'' (2017) as "DJ"²* ''Series/EscapeAtDannemora'' as Richard Matt (2018)²* ''Film/DoraAndTheLostCityOfGold'' (2019) as Swiper (yes, ''[[WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer that]]'' [[WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer Swiper]])²----²!!He provides examples of:²* MethodActing: [[invoked]] He's been known to get rather intense when preparing for roles. Since many of his performances involved him playing unstable people there are many stories of casts and crews being nervous around him or giving him a wide berth because they were genuinely afraid for their own safety. Directors, on the other hand, like Creator/WilliamFriedkin have expressed annoyance at his desire to give his characters detailed backstories because his constant brooding and questioning of the script inevitably leads to shooting delays while everyone waits for him to get ready.²* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[invoked]] He was originally the front-runner to play '''[[Film/ThePhantomMenace Darth Maul]]''', but he opted out after rewrites drastically reduced the character's role in the film. He would eventually join the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe 18 years later as "DJ" in ''Film/TheLastJedi''.²----


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