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There goes another jaw dropping photo of Beni;)
Damn, the camera just loves him!
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Dec 12 08 4:07 PM
By Ángela González
Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 4:00 AM
Benicio Del Toro.
Shaven and sporting shorter hair, Benicio del Toro is happy he's not being questioned at airports over his looks any more.
Gone is the bushy beard and the mane that were part of his transformation to play the role of revolutionary Ernesto (Che) Guevara in the bio-pic "Che," which opens
"Those who look suspicious have to stand on a different line," he says of traveling while playing Che.
Another change the 41-year-old Puerto Rican actor had to make was adopting an Argentinean accent, which he then had a hard time getting rid off.
"Yes, I got stuck with it for a bit," says Del Toro.
The two movies that together form "Che" - "The Argentine" and "Guerrilla" - with a joint running time of 4½ hours, can
be seen together or separately.
They open in limited release here this week and in wider distribution next month.
"I took on the role with a lot of respect, a lot of fear, and a lot of tact, too," says Del Toro, who won best actor at the Cannes Film Festival for the
"It's not easy to make a historical character and much less one like Ernesto (El Che) Guevara. . . . He was very intellectual and a person
"The Argentine" starts when Guevara meets Fidel Castro in México, and
chronicles his Cuba years. "Guerrilla" deals
more with Guevara's writings in Bolivia and
his capture and death in 1967.
"I had the opportunity to meet in person many people who knew him, people in Argentina, Cuba, France," Del Toro says of the research process for the film. "I
also read his own writings."
Directed by his "Traffic" buddy Steven Soderbergh, it also has Colombian actress Catalina Sandino playing Guevara's wife, Aleida; and Mexican
Demián Bichir as Castro.
Filmed mostly in Spanish, the movie is already being criticized by some Cuban-Americans who say it glorifies Guevara whom they see as a Communist
murderer. But Del Toro doesn't seem worried.
"The work has been done in an honest way," he says. "It's a movie, not a documentary."
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Jan 16 09 11:38 PM
16 January 2009 6:30 AM, PST | From HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news
Chicago - Steven Soderbergh's "Che" not only features one of
the best recent performances by the excellent Benicio Del Toro but this
challenging biopic, unlike any that has been made in years, is one of the best films of 2008.
Rating: 5.0/5.0 Critics and audiences who are constantly lamenting the lack of filmmakers truly willing to take risks and provoke discussion should look no
further than the two-part "Che", opening as one experience in the "Roadshow Edition," at the Landmark Century in Chicago today.
Read Brian Tallerico's full review of "Che" in our reviews section. The multi-talented Soderbergh wants to provoke discussion with his complex
recreation of what it was like to be in the company of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara. He doesn't believe that the life of "Che" should be easily
disposable entertainment and he has made a film that reflects that artistic mind-set.
In one of the best performances
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