Also to be featured today is “crees que es SEXY?!” (thank you for laughing at Solange, spring 2009 Spanish 211 class) Benicio del Toro. Solange first discovered that she “creyó que es sexy” in the 2000 gangster hit Snatch, whereas Corey encountered him in Traffic where he walked into a gay bar wearing tight jeans and holding a cigarette pack with a condom held to it by a rubberband. Oh dear, somebody stop us! Born in Puerto Rico, his mother tragically died of hepatitis when he was just 10. Later he moved to boarding school in Pennsylvania. Our appreciation stems from him playing “creepy” or “gross” roles but still coming off as sexy.
In fact, one could argue that Benicio was partially the inspiration for this blog, since Solange was the only one in her Spanish 211 class that “cree que es sexy” (believed he was sexy). Then everyone laughed at her when her professor couldn’t believe it either (laugh at me, will they?!)
You can catch both Benicio and Hugo in their new movie, The Wolfman, a highly eroticcompelling sensual film about Benicio becoming a hairy creature of the night. Be still our hearts, be still!