Credit: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/ YouTube
Benicio Del Toro, the Oscar-winning actor from Puerto Rico, has played some of the most nebulous characters in film history. With that smoldering look in his eyes, it’s no wonder he’s played everyone from the narco traficante Pablo Escobar in the film “Escobar: Paradise Lost,” to the mumble-mouthed criminal Fred Fenster in “The Usual Suspects,” and more recently The Collector in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Del Toro has played characters that have given audiences equal parts delight and the creeps.
In the recently released “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Del Toro plays DJ, a slimey “slicer” who is essentially a space hacker and code-breaker willing to do anything for the right price. You can see the ooze gushing out of his smile as he makes a deal with the good guys to help them out only if they pay him handsomely.
Del Toro also spoke with Jimmy Fallon about the work he’s doing for Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricane Maria with UniodsPorPuertoRico.com. The island is still recovering and will be for the foreseeable future, and his father and many relatives still live there. He was in Puerto Rico just seven days after the massive hurricane that ripped through it, leaving 3.4 million people in the dark.
Before they wrapped up, Fallon played footage from one of Del Toro’s first acting gigs: an extra in Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita” music video. The pair capped off their time together with a Puerto Rican holiday favorite – a chilled serving of coquito. Del Toro didn’t seem so scary with a stick of cinnamon poking out of his milky-sweet drink. If we could only get actual bad guys, like Del Toro’s characters to sit down and enjoy a nice glass of coquito, maybe the world would be a much more chill place. Salud!
We all know celebrities are just like us. Just like us, they get cold, bundle up, and dutifully trudge through the Holiday season. Sometimes, they manage to do it with style.
1. Jennifer Lopez
Source: Jennifer Lopez. Digital Image. Undated.
It was so nice of this squirrel family to offer to keep Jennifer’s head warm for a brisk walk in the city. And they avoided the Yankee’s logo on her cap, too. Respect!
2. Eva Longoria
Source: Eva Longoria. Digital Image. Fashion Bomb Daily. Jan 5, 2016.
Eva Longoria is going to single-handedly bring back the Snuggie. Even if she gets hers at Barney’s.
3. John Leguizamo
Source: John Leguizamo. Digital Image. Today.com. Dec. 16, 2013.
A native New Yorker, John Leguizamo should be used to the cold. So why does he look so uncomfortable? Could it be the CROCODILE JACKET?
Source: Shakira. Digital Image. Style Bistro. Oct. 9, 2009.
Shakira could be just an ordinary woman waiting for the bus. Or an international pop sensation.
5. Selena Gomez
Source: Selena Gomez. Digital Image. Twist. Oct 9, 2015.
These hoods are perfect for celebrities. No one can see you unless you want. And then it’s like, “Boo!” Am I right?
6. Eva Mendes
Source: Eva Mendes. Digital Image. Style Bistro. May 29, 2009.
Eva Mendes didn’t expect to be outdoors for this long. Luckily, she has a hat that fits in her back pocket.
7. Demi Lovato
Source: Demi Lovato. Digital Image. Undated.
Meanwhile, hats off to Demi Lovato. The one celeb on this list rocking a legit Holiday sweater.
8. Jessica Alba
Source: Jessica Alba. Digital Image. The Fat and Skinny on Fashion. Oct 28, 2013.
Multi-hyphenate Jessica Alba always has her hands full. Especially around the Holidays.
9. Sofia Vergara
Source: Sofia Vergara. Digital Image. Just Jared. March 15, 2013.
Sofia Vergara dressed for church with the in-laws on Christmas Eve. That’s what we’re guessing, at least.
10. Bruno Mars
Source: Bruno Mars. Digital Image. Media Crumbs. Dec 23, 2010.
If you’re thinking, “Hey, I clicked on an article about celebs in winter gear!”, slow your roll. Bruno is Hawaiian, and this is winter gear there. He’s probably on his way to a luau to drink eggnog with Obama.
11. Enrique Iglesias
Source: Enrique Iglesias & Anna Kournikova. Digital Image. Pop Sugar. Dec 13, 2017.
Enrique Iglesias, with paramour Anna Kournikova. They probably just got back from carolling.
12. Rosario Dawson
Source: Rosario Dawson. Digital Image. Daily Mail. March 18, 2014.
Rosario has got this Holiday thing locked down. Just red, no green.
13. George Lopez
Source: George and Ann Lopez. Zimbio. Jan 23, 2014.
George is getting in trouble later. His wife got all dolled up and he’s wearing his Target jeans and a lone red scarf. Good luck, bud.
14. Gina Rodriguez
Source: Gina Rodriguez. Digital Image. Anthem. Jan 22, 2012.
Chicago native Gina Rodriguez knows all about snow. And apparently how to enjoy it.
15. Zoe Saldana
Source: Zoe Saldana. Digital Image. Undated.
Zoe Saldana trots out the scarf and sweater for brisk weather. And she’s got mittens in the purse, probably.
16. Adriana Lima
Source: Adriana Lima. Digital Image. HawtCelebs. July 21, 2014.
Yes, this is Adriana Lima, and yes that is a christmas tree. But she’s got it covered, pal.
17. Ariel Winter
Source: Ariel Winter. Digital Image. Twitter: @arielwinter1 Dec 25, 2015.
Ariel Winter is ready for Santa. And so are her favorite helpers.
18. Michael Peña
Source: Michael Pena. Digital Image. Zimbio. Undated.
Here’s Michael Pena getting festive. Maybe the less said, the better? Okay then.
19. David Ortiz
Source: David Ortiz. Digital Image. Undated.
Ho ho ho! It’s Big Papi Santa making the Season bright. He’s got a big bag, full of taters!
20. Salma Hayek
Source: Salma Hayek. Digital Image. Pop Sugar. Dec 4, 2013.
Salma Hayek requested “Stairway to Heaven.” She’ll wait through one more song to hear it and then she’s leaving.
21. Michelle Rodriguez
Source: Michelle Rodriguez. Digital Image. Daily Mail. Jan 4, 2016.
Michelle Rodriquez getting festive. Yeah, she’s wearing a Santa hat, so? You got a problem with that?
22. Ricky Martin
Source: Ricky Martin. Digital Image. People En Español. Jan 29, 2009.
Ricky is ready for winter, twins in tow. Knock the hat if you must, but remember, he’s from a very warm place.
23. Christina Aguilera
Source: Christina Aguilera. Digital Image. Mirror. Dec 17, 2016.
Christina is psyched to be Santa. If you don’t mind, she’s gonna take a taste of that cookie dough. Yum!
24. Mario Lopez
Source: Mario Lopez. Digital Image. Pop Sugar. Dec 26. 2015.
Mario Lopez, you host a show. You need more eyes on you? It’s always about you, isn’t it? Anyway, what are we drinking?
25. Mariah Carey
Source: Mariah Carey. Digital Image. Pop Sugar. Dec 26, 2015.
When you record one of the most popular Christmas songs ever, Santa works for you. And he’s happy for the job.
26. Bella Thorne
Source: Bella Thorne. Digital Image. Pop Sugar. Dec 26, 2015.
It looks like Bella is eating snow here. But she actually has just stuck her tongue to a flagpole like that kid in “A Christmas Story”. She’s way more chill about it, though.
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