Benicio Del Toro quotes

  • 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

    #Theatre #Actors #Middle

  • When I was a little kid, I was the first kid in my neighborhood to have a pet alligator.
    -- Benicio Del Toro

    #Kids #Pet #Littles

  • I won and I get to scream and jump a little. But I got to go back to work tomorrow.
    -- Benicio Del Toro

    #Littles #Oscars #Tomorrow

  • I've done a lot of movies, and you really never know. You do a movie and you think that it's great, and then you see it and it doesn't work.
    -- Benicio Del Toro

    #Thinking #Done

  • 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

    #Sports #Men #Thinking

  • 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

    #Stars #Believe #Attention

  • 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

    #Character #Vices #Roles

  • 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

    #Guy #Roles #Firsts

  • 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

    #Believe #Acting #Green

  • I've had people ask me: 'How can you make a movie about a murderer? A terrorist?' What they don't understand is that I'm in support of everyone who appears on screen. I have to be. I take the position of everyone who's on screen. I'm not judging them one way or another.
    -- Benicio Del Toro

    #People #Judging #Support

  • I mean I like most of the films that I've seen that I've been in. Those are the kind of films that I like to see. Am I getting better at making choices? Well, I think I might be getting better at reading scripts. Does that make any sense?
    -- Benicio Del Toro

    #Reading #Mean #Thinking

  • 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

    #Sleep #Night #Opposites

  • 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

    #Dark #Hair #Skins

  • 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

    #Islands #People #Forever

  • 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

    #Thinking #Feet #Order

  • 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

    #Basketball #Play #Challenges

  • 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

    #Thinking #Goal #Interesting

  • 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

    #Winning #Play #Giving

  • 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

    #Kind #Film

  • When you do a movie the clock is ticking. It's like a sport.
    -- Benicio Del Toro

    #Sports #Clock

  • Some roles have been with me forever
    -- Benicio Del Toro

    #Forever #Roles

  • Before I was even in high school, I had dark circles under my eyes. Rumor was that I was a junkie. I have dark circles under my eyes, deal with it.
    -- Benicio Del Toro

    #School #Eye #Dark

  • I'm not Jack Nicholson. I'm not Brando. But I do mumble.
    -- Benicio Del Toro

    #Identity #Brando #Nicholson

  • 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

    #Kids #Grease #Firsts

  • There's a lot of Latinos right now, a lot of filmmakers and writers that are Latin too.
    -- Benicio Del Toro

    #Latin #Latino #Filmmaker

  • 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

    #Cousin #Uncles #Dad

  • I'm a fan myself, so when a fan does something that might be strange, I understand it.
    -- Benicio Del Toro

    #Fans #Doe #Might

  • 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

    #Thinking #Giving #Oscars

  • I guess I rooted for the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
    -- Benicio Del Toro

    #Black #Lagoons #Creatures

  • 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

    #Thinking #Missing #Serial Killer

  • 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

    #Pressure #Honest #Being Honest

  • 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

    #Kids #Years #Bags

  • License to Kill' is not one of the great Bond movies.
    -- Benicio Del Toro

    #Movie #Bond Movie #Great Bond

  • 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

    #Movie #Writing #Thinking

  • 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

    #Beach #College #Careers

  • 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

    #Gun #Knives #Guy

  • Am I getting better at making choices? Well, I think I might be getting better at reading scripts.
    -- Benicio Del Toro

    #Reading #Thinking #Choices

  • Before I was ever in high school, I had dark circles under my eyes.
    -- Benicio Del Toro

    #School #Eye #Dark

  • I don't see the world completely in black and white. Sometimes I do.
    -- Benicio Del Toro

    #Black And White #World #Sometimes

  • 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

    #Blessing #Choices #Way

  • 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

    #Guy #Monsters #Nightmare