He spent most of his infancy in Santurce, a barrio within San Juan.
Del Toro, whose childhood nicknames were "Skinny Benny" and "Beno", was raised a Roman Catholic Success in an elective drama course encouraged him to drop out of college and study with noted acting teachers Stella Adler and Arthur Mendoza, in Los Angeles, as well as at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City.
We've started to hang out." Though, in his Howard Stern interview (In February), he almost admitted the opposite with the add-on that he likes to play the field.
Has anyone considered the possibility he tries to keep quiet so his girlfriends won't find out about one another? My god the man has at least two or three films lined up for the next two to three years..the math!
Del Toro surfaced in small television roles during the late 1980s, playing mostly thugs and drug dealers on programs such as Miami Vice and the NBC miniseries Drug Wars: The Camarena Story.
He appeared in Madonna's 1987 music video "La Isla Bonita" as a background character sitting on a car.
He won an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of the jaded but morally upright police officer Javier Rodriguez in the film Traffic (2000).
Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998); doomed gambleholic Franky Four Fingers in Snatch (2000); the predatory, unhinged antagonist Jackie Boy in Sin City (2005); legendary revolutionary Che Guevara in Che (2008), a performance which earned him the Best Actor Award both at the Cannes Film Festival and at the Goya Awards; and as Alejandro, a mysterious, ruthless agent out to bring down a drug cartel in Sicario (2015), for which del Toro won several awards, including the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, and was nominated for a third BAFTA Award.
His noteworthy body of work also include portrayals of the Collector in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar in Escobar: Paradise Lost, and Lawrence Talbot in the 2010 remake of The Wolfman.
It was rumored that Diaz and Del Toro would both star in an action-comedy flick due out next year, titled "Agent: Century 21," but according to IMDb the project remains in development.
The only credit they share appears to be 1998 flick "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." Diaz's has apparently been flying solo - and playing the field - since splitting from embattled Yankee Alex Rodriguez, 38, in 2011.