Nominee for Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 21 Grams, Benicio Del Toro won the Academy Award when he was first nominated for Traffic.

india Updated: Feb 23, 2004 21:31 IST
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BenicioDel Toro

21 Grams

This is the second nomination for Benicio. Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 21 Grams, he won the Academy Award when he was first nominated for Traffic. Benicio plays Jack, an ex-convict who has turned to religion to rebuild his life but may lose what he has gained in the wake of a terrible accident.



Benicio entered Hollywood in the mid 90's as one of the most intriguing offbeat actors of the decade. He did oddball roles in movies like The Usual Suspects and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Mainstream recognition came to Benicio with Steven Soderbergh's Traffic where he played a Mexican police officer fighting corruption and drug traffickers at the border.

Select Filmography



2003

21 Grams

The Hunted



2001

The Pledge



2000

Traffic

The Way of the Gun

Snatch



1998

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas



1996

Joyride

Basquiat



1995

The Usual Suspects



1993

Fearless



1990

Madonna: The Immaculate Collection



1989

Licence to Kill



1988

Big Top Pee-wee

First Published: Feb 21, 2004 21:52 IST