Benico Del Toro’s Rise To Fame

Sicario Sequel Star’s Way To The Top This award-clad star won awards including an Oscar for “Traffic”, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and 21 Grammys. Here is the rise...

Sicario Sequel Star’s Way To The Top

This award-clad star won awards including an Oscar for “Traffic”, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and 21 Grammys. Here is the rise of the actor Benecio del Toro.

Del Toro says that he doesn’t come from a family with a background in theatre with his father being a lawyer and his grandfather was a police officer. His family was not happy when he told them he was pursuing acting.

Del Toro started with one acting class out of curiosity and enjoyed it so much he started taking more classes. He realized that these acting classes were fun and that’s when he committed to making an acting career possible.

He started acting classes after graduating high school in 1985 and went to the University of California San Diego. Del Toro eventually quit college to pursue acting in New York, where he lived with his cousin for four months to realize he needed to be in Los Angeles.

After returning to California Del Toro auditioned for a scholarship to attend the Stella Adler Conservatory, who was known for her teaching actors including Marlon Brando. He received a scholarship with the conservatory for two years.

Del Toro also found inspiration through the late comedy actor John Belushi when he watched “Animal House” during his teen years. He also says that the inspiration for his character in the movie “Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas” was based off Belushi’s character in “Animal House.”

He realized he made it as an actor after his performance in the film “Usual Suspects” saying that he felt his performance was good because the film turned out great. Del Toro also reveals how he felt when he received his Oscar award saying that his family was going crazy, except for his godmother. After winning the award he spoke with his godmother that insinuated since he won the award he could go back to finish college because she valued education.

For more on Benecio Del Toro and his new film Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado, check out the video above.

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