While Benicio del Toro has been working in Hollywood for over two decades, I’ve always considered him an enigma. That’s because while he works in big name films like Che, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 21 Grams, and the soon to be released Wolfman, he rarely does press, so all that’s known about this great actor is what’s on screen. But with his leading role in Wolfman, del Toro was out doing press this weekend and I was able to participate in a press conference with the talented actor.
During the interview, del Toro talks about his love of monster movies as a kid, how he was the one who proposed making the film to Universal, why he wanted to wear the makeup and not just use CG, and what winning the Oscar meant. It’s a great interview with this mysterious actor. Hit the jump to read it: