Magazine article Screen International

Benicio del Toro to Receive CinemaCon Male Star of the Year Award

Magazine article Screen International

Benicio del Toro to Receive CinemaCon Male Star of the Year Award

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Star of upcoming thriller Soldado recently named Un Certain Regard chair.

Benicio Del Toro, who stars in the upcoming Sicario sequel Soldado, will receive the CinemaCon Male Star of the Year Award later this month.

Del Toro will receive the honour at the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony on April 26 in Las Vegas.

It was announced last week that the Puerto Rican-born star will chair the Un Certain Regard jury in Cannes.

“From his commanding breakthrough performance in The Usual Suspects to his Academy Award winning role in Traffic, Benicio Del Toro has captivated audiences for years with thought provoking characters and worldly charm,” CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser said.

“Benicio is a master at creating unique, interesting, and intensely driven characters who more often than not are motivated by a compassionate and personal backstory allowing him to tap into his creative talents. What a great honour for our industry to be able to honour Benicio Del Toro at this year’s convention.”

Del Toro made his feature film debut in License To Kill, and went on to star in films like The Indian Runner, The Usual Suspects, Basquait, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Traffic, 21 Grams, Savages, and Sicario. …

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