Video Exclusive: Benicio del Toro talks Che and Wolf Man

The thesp on taking on Guevara and donning the monster makeup.

by | January 4, 2009 | Comments

Benicio Del Toro is perhaps Puerto Rico’s most well-known acting export, having starred in some of the 90s’ most memorable films. Through The Usual Suspects, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Traffic, Del Toro’s performances have been powerful, emotional and surreal at turns.

But perhaps his greatest acting challenge faced him when he took on the role of Ernesto “Che” Guevara for what would become a four-hour epic tale of the iconic revolutionary’s struggles in Cuba and Bolivia. At its premiere in Cannes, the result of Del Toro’s work landed him a Best Actor nod, and as the season progresses, tongues are wagging in his favour for Oscar glory.

On the promotional trail for the movie, RT caught up with Del Toro to learn more about taking on Che, and what it was like slipping into Rick Baker’s makeup to play The Wolf Man in this year’s upcoming blockbuster.

In the UK, Che Part One is out now. Che Part Two arrives on February 20th. In the US, both parts are released on 24th January.

Tag Cloud

science fiction WGN adventure Netflix OWN Premiere Dates Reality Calendar docudrama Cosplay Sundance Election TCM MTV Disney Channel President Star Wars Watching Series Tumblr Fox News sitcom CNN Bravo PaleyFest The CW Rock social media ITV cooking Freeform GLAAD Universal VICE TV Land E! Reality Competition Oscars Opinion DirecTV comiccon Tomatazos sports vampires GoT Comedy Central harry potter Lifetime IFC American Society of Cinematographers Nat Geo Best and Worst Grammys Box Office boxoffice Starz First Look Fall TV A&E Martial Arts thriller Valentine's Day Amazon Summer TruTV Podcast Mystery NBC Exclusive Video Marathons Action VH1 LGBTQ crime thriller Year in Review singing competition Animation Photos cinemax Spring TV 2015 Schedule Set visit FOX Nickelodeon BBC America ABC Family CBS Character Guide Disney Crackle TCA Syfy GIFs Polls and Games 007 Esquire serial killer Certified Fresh Toys Cartoon Network Rocky Nominations Pop PBS Music discovery Biopics CMT Kids & Family Red Carpet SDCC DC Comics BBC Sneak Peek Fantasy Trivia 24 frames Countdown History AMC Winter TV dramedy Drama Sci-Fi Infographic Showtime Video Games SundanceTV Masterpiece Pirates NYCC crime drama El Rey 2017 Holidays Logo Thanksgiving TCA 2017 Emmys CBS All Access Hulu Extras TIFF Comedy FX travel Marvel Trailer Interview Adult Swim Food Network politics Winners Horror Ghostbusters 2016 TNT ESPN MSNBC Country Awards HBO period drama ABC Lionsgate Musicals USA FXX Rom-Com Writers Guild of America diversity BET TBS Superheroes