35 Inspirational Benicio Del Toro Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Benicio Del Toro Quotes On Success

Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez is a Puerto Rican actor and producer. He has garnered critical acclaim and numerous accolades and awards, including 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). Del Toro’s performance as ex-con turned religious fanatic in despair, Jack Jordan, in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s 21 Grams (2003) earned him a second Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, as well as a second Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination and a BAFTA Awards nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. May these Benicio Del Toro Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “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

2. “It depends, because sometimes an action role can be very demanding, and sometimes a dialogue-driven character can be very demanding, and vice versa. It depends.” Benicio Del Toro

3. “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

4. “I think having a vision can make someone an influential man. I’m not talking about acting or anything like that, I’m talking about people I admire, whether it’s a writer or a musician or a sports figure or a politician, whatever.” Benicio Del Toro

5. “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

6. “Before I was ever in high school, I had dark circles under my eyes. The rumor was I was a junkie. I have dark circles under my eyes, deal with it.” Benicio Del Toro

7. “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

8. “I’m a fan myself, so when a fan does something that might be strange, I understand it.” Benicio Del Toro

9. “Villains used to always die in the end. Even the monsters. Frankenstein, Dracula – you’d kill them with a stake. Now the nightmare guy comes back.” Benicio Del Toro

10. “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

11. “When you do a movie the clock is ticking. It’s like a sport.” Benicio Del Toro

12. “It’s funny, but when I arrived in California to start college I was much more interested in becoming a surfer and cruise along in life from one beach to the next. I didn’t plan out any huge career for myself.” Benicio Del Toro

13. “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

14. “Well, when I came to Hollywood, there were three names really of Latin actors, three or four names, maybe five. There was Raul Julia, Edward James Olmos, Andy Garcia, Antonio Banderas, Jimmy Smits. Now there’s a lot.” Benicio Del Toro

15. “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

16. “You deal with failure – strike, strike, strike – all the time. Acting is like that. You have to have a very thick skin in a way – your hair is too dark, you’re too ugly for the part, your audition wasn’t good.” Benicio Del Toro

17. “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

18. “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

19. “It really is a pleasure to work with someone who you admire. Whatever you do in front of the camera, and I don’t know what it is, but actors have this thing that you recognize someone that makes you better. When you do that, it’s a great feeling.” Benicio Del Toro

20. “I trained as a theater 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

21. “I won and I get to scream and jump a little. But I got to go back to work tomorrow.” Benicio Del Toro

22. “I used to play basketball and I was pretty competitive, but I was never a bad loser. I never got angry. For me, it was always about doing my best and devoting myself to a challenge.” Benicio Del Toro

23. “As far back as I can remember, these are the first movies, the Universal horror movies where I knew the title of the film and I also knew the names of the actors in those films.” Benicio Del Toro

24. “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

25. “When you start to become a movie star it’s easy to believe that you are Superman. That can fool you. That’s why I prefer not to pay much attention to fame.” Benicio Del Toro

26. “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

27. “There are a lot of good actresses out there.” Benicio Del Toro

28. “Am I getting better at making choices? Well, I think I might be getting better at reading scripts.” Benicio Del Toro

29. “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

30. “To be honest with you, I’d rather not be working. When you work, there are all sorts of deadlines and pressures. I like to do one thing and take my time to do the other one.” Benicio Del Toro

31. “The iPod has changed all that because sometimes I listen to an album from beginning to end, but now I put the stuff on shuffle and have the iPod tell me what I’m listening to, especially if I’m working out.” Benicio Del Toro

32. “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

33. “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

34. “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

35. “I don’t see the world completely in black and white. Sometimes I do.” Benicio Del Toro

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