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Few actors can command a stronger on-screen presence than Benny. That voice, those eyes…pure magic. The Puerto Rican actor/producer started out in the biz playing mostly thugs and drug dealers.  But his career gained ground-shaking momentum in 1995 with his breakout performance in The Usual Suspects, as the mumbling, wisecracking Fred Fenster. A few months later, he stood out among a top-notch ensemble cast in Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic, a complex dissection of the North American drug wars. As the magnetic Javier Rodriguez — a Mexican border cop struggling to remain honest amid the corruption and deception of illegal drug trafficking — del Toro, who spoke most of his lines in Spanish, gave a performance that dominated the film and earned him  an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. In 2009, he killed it as Che Guevara in the film Che and grabbed a Goya Award for Best Spanish Lead Actor. Among his latest projects, del Toro starred in and produced the 2010 remake of Lon Chaney, Jr.’s classic cult film The Wolf Man. Benny is dapper in these ultra-hip Persol sunglasses–choose from 10 frame/lens color combinations. Simply magnifico.

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