So onto the featured Eye Candy of today, I present to you... Mr. Benicio Del Toro
He was born on February 19, 1967 and grew up in Santurce, Puerto Rico, a district of San Juan and is of Spanish and Italian ancestry. He is the son of Gustavo Adolfo del Toro Bermúdez and of the late Fausta Genoveva Sánchez Rivera (try repeating those names 10 times!) who were both lawyers. Sadly, when Del Toro was nine his mother died of Hepatitis, and at thirteen Del Toro's dad moved his sons to Mercersburg, Pennsylvania where he spent his teenage years and attended high school there.
After he graduated high school, del Toro followed the advice of his father and pursued a degree in business at the University of California, San Diego, but 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, and the rest is history!
He is an Academy Award-, Golden Globe Award-, Screen Actors Guild Award- and British Academy of Film and Television Arts-winning Puerto Rico actor and film producer. He is known for his roles as Fred Fenster in The Usual Suspects, Javier Rodríguez Rodríguez in Traffic (film), Jack Rafferty in Sin City (film), Dr Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (film), and Franky Four Fingers in Snatch (film). Many have claimed that he is "one of the greatest Actors to grace the big screen".
Mr. Del Toro will be featured in the upcoming remake of the 1941 classic The Wolfman which is scheduled to be released on February 12th, 2010, and I'll Hoooowwwwl to that!