BENICIO DEL TORO
"I'm not Jack Nicholson. I'm not Brando. But I do mumble."
Remember BAMF Of The Week? Yeah, me neither. Kevin Smith is apparently the BAMF of the month. Which, frankly, works for me. He pwns. In any case, I decided to finally give someone else a chance to shine. Someone's who's been a little down in the gutter recently thanks to some crap career choices. But I'm here to give the man a little history and remind him we love him anyway. It's the funny looking mug. The gruff grumble. The way he just always seems whacked out, no matter what he's doing. Naturally, he does best as the strung out fuck up of a character who we admire for the sole reason that he's somehow still alive. Even when he does play a somewhat "normal" and level headed character, you get the feeling there's something bubbling under the surface, something devious deep inside him itching to get out. I can't really figure out what it is, it's just something about his general person that makes him the perfect candidate for those characters with sharp edges. This is something of a self-serving post of mine, because the thing is, as much as I love Toro, I also haven't seen enough of his movies. So any suggestions thrown my way will be rewarded with a ride out of Bat Country.
Best Films: Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1998), Snatch (2000), 21 Grams (2003), Sin City (2005)
Best Moment: Getting electrocuted in the bathtub by an orange.
Worst Moment: The Wolfman (2010). Why?
Best Quotes: "As your attorney, I advise you to take a hit out of the little brown bottle in my shaving kit." (Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas)
"I am not in Rome. I am in a rush." (Snatch)
"You want to see it? You wanna see what I got?"
I've seen all shapes, all sizes.
[Pulls gun] "You seen this one?" (Sin City)
EDIT: I followed everyone's advice and watched 21 Grams. Best advice ever! That bitch is up on the list. Not only was it an excellent movie period, but Benicio Del Toro blew that shit out of the park.