Benicio Del Toro quotes

Born
February 19, 1967, San Germán, Puerto Rico.

Occupation
Actor.

Benicio Del Toro is a Puerto Rican actor.

I’m a fan myself, so when a fan does something that might be strange, I understand it.
– Benicio Del Toro
When you do a movie the clock is ticking. It’s like a sport.
– Benicio Del Toro
Am I getting better at making choices? Well, I think I might be getting better at reading scripts.
– Benicio Del Toro
I guess I rooted for the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
– Benicio Del Toro
I don’t see the world completely in black and white. Sometimes I do.
– Benicio Del Toro
There’s a lot of Latinos right now, a lot of filmmakers and writers that are Latin too.
– Benicio Del Toro
I don’t think I could be a foot soldier. I don’t know if I could take orders too good. I’m a little lazy.
– Benicio Del Toro
I’m just an actor.
– Benicio Del Toro
I’m not Jack Nicholson. I’m not Brando. But I do mumble.
– Benicio Del Toro
The very first things that I did, even in theater, were bad guys. They are meaty roles for the most part. With the bad guy you have more freedom to experiment and go further out than with a good guy.
– Benicio Del Toro
When I was a little kid, I was the first kid in my neighborhood to have a pet alligator.
– Benicio Del Toro
My goal as an actor has always been to reach a level where I can find a lot of interesting work, and I think I’m at that point now. The Oscar has given me a lot of recognition.
– Benicio Del Toro
I think that the Oscar gives you some kind of guts or something, it gives you the illusion that you can do it. It’s good for business.
– Benicio Del Toro
Because actors don’t get to pick movies; movies pick the actors.
– Benicio Del Toro
I trained as a theatre actor and you had a bare stage and you had to pretend, one prop and you are in the middle of 8th Ave. and traffic is just going by.
– Benicio Del Toro
To me the thing with ‘Grease’ was that it was the first movie that as a kid I wanted to get up and do what they were doing.
– Benicio Del Toro
Some roles have been with me forever.
– Benicio Del Toro
You might get some serial killers who are born with a chip missing, but for the most part I don’t think anyone is born bad.
– Benicio Del Toro
I’ve liked most of the films that I’ve been in and those are the kinds of films I like to see.
– Benicio Del Toro
There are a lot of good actresses out there.
– Benicio Del Toro
When some people get parts, they feel they can now relax, but for me it was always the opposite. Sometimes before I do a movie or before I act out a scene, I may not sleep well the night before. If I don’t know what the scene is about, I might get all worked up.
– Benicio Del Toro
Regarding green screen, green screen is really like doing some stage work. You have to make believe that there is a window, make believe that something is there that is really not there and convince the audience. It’s part of acting.
– Benicio Del Toro
I won and I get to scream and jump a little. But I got to go back to work tomorrow.
– Benicio Del Toro
‘License to Kill’ is not one of the great Bond movies.
– Benicio Del Toro
Hopefully, I can play both sides of the fence. That’s probably what winning the Oscar gives me, the chance to do something with a studio and do other things that I really want to do.
– Benicio Del Toro
I’m not saying I’m a writer, but I’ve been in movies for a long time, and I think I could write a script for a movie.
– Benicio Del Toro
I’ve always played the guy with the gun and the knife. That’s how many actors start out, playing the bad guy.
– Benicio Del Toro
You have to kill to survive. People have been doing it forever. I eat meat, and I eat fish. If I were on a deserted island I would need that to survive.
– Benicio Del Toro
My grandfather was a lawyer, my dad was a lawyer, my mum was a lawyer, I got an uncle who’s a lawyer, I got cousins that are lawyers.
– Benicio Del Toro
Before I was ever in high school, I had dark circles under my eyes.
– Benicio Del Toro
There’s something about the Oscar that gives you sort of stripes where you feel you can dare to walk into a studio like Universal and say, “Hey guys, how about an idea of me playing the wolf man?”
– Benicio Del Toro
I’m a slow reader.
– Benicio Del Toro
I get more choices of things, projects, which is a blessing and a curse. I can only do one at a time. Sometimes you don’t know which way to go.
– Benicio Del Toro
Well when I was a kid, I asked Santa Claus for some toys. Santa Claus wrote me a letter that he lost his bag. He said he’d get back to me next year.
– Benicio Del Toro