I still remember the impassioned eyes and the dead stare that Toro had when he executed the Mafia’s family at the end of ‘Sicario’. I have never seen a more refined and restraint performance before. That was my first movie of him. And since then, there has been no turning back. And every time he inhabited a character in a movie, he managed to surprise and mesmerize . The certain nuances that he creates of the character always embellish their images in our heads. His intensity and intrepid way of carrying himself has ceased to amaze. Though remaining private and away from the glitz and glamour, Toro’s status as a global superstar is uncontested.
Hailing from Puerto Rico, his love affair with Mexico and its vestigial traditions is well documented. He has featured most prominently in films that depict the afflictions inflicted on the country, and deals with the problem of drugs. We have complied a list of top Benicio Del Toro movies that showcase his talent. You can watch some of these best Benicio Del Toro movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime. Happy reading!
10. Excess Baggage (1997)
It has often been purported in the media that he got this part due to his stint in ‘The Usual Suspects’. The light tone of the film interspersed with somber elements of kidnapping and abduction, invited Toro to display his range. And display he did. He played the role of Vincent Roche, a successful and experienced car thief who supports himself with his work. He is referred to as “an innocent thief” who happens to steal the car with Emily in the trunk. After this his entire life is turned upside down as he gets implicated in several schemes and becomes dependent on his “hostage” to survive. I swear to God when I first saw glimpses of his character, I thought it was Brad Pitt. His rugged looks played fine tunes to his tough-guy persona on screen. One of the underrated Benicio Del Toro movies.
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9. Snatch (2000)