5.25.2008

Benicio Del Toro wins Cannes award as 'Che'

Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro won Cannes' Best Actor award Sunday for his role as "Che" Guevara in Steven Soderbergh's film on the revolutionary hero.

Benicio was born in San German, Puerto Rico but grew up in Santurce, Puerto Rico, the son of Gustavo Adolfo del Toro Bermúdez and Fausta Sánchez Rivera, who were both lawyers. When he was nine years old, his mother died of hepatitis. At the age of thirteen, Benicio's father moved his two sons to Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.

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