VIDEO: Jamie Foxx interviews Benicio Del Toro

Last Updated: August 18, 2018By Tags: ,

Locker room-style banter and war stories make up this video interview of Benicio del Toro by Jamie Foxx that went up online recently. In it Del Toro tells Foxx how he quit college to move to New York and pursue a career in acting, only to then end up in Los Angeles and get a scholarship to attend Stella Adler. Del Toro was influenced by “Animal House” and, unsurprisingly, cites “The Usual Suspects” as his first break when pressed by Foxx. The best parts of the interview are the more personal, and lesser-known, moments in the life of the actor. Del Toro, in this discussion with Fox, himself one of our most legendary and formidable actors alive today, relates the time in 2001 when he won an Academy Award for best supporting actor in “Traffic”: his godmother called him afterward and told him, “now that you’ve won an Oscar maybe you could think of going back to college?”

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