Hot or Not: Benicio Del Toro

This week Ceilidh and I had an extended discussion about whether we find smoldering Puerto Rican actor Benicio Del Toro, 41, attractive. Ceilidh says she thinks he’s “hideous” while I don’t find him super attractive, but see his appeal. I was unsuccessful in convincing her that he’s worthy. Del Toro is not my type at all – I like bald guys with goatees, but I can see how women find him hot. He’s got that commanding presence that supersedes looks, like he knows what he wants and he knows that he’ll have it. When I ponder whether Benicio is sexy that rumor about him getting it on with Scarlett Johansson in an elevator comes to mind. He’s the kind of guy who would make an otherwise shy girl engage in public sex.

MSat says she’s so-so on Benicio and that “Sometimes he looks like the Latino version of Brad Pitt,” but that “sometimes he looks like he should be pumping gas somewhere.”

I did a quick Facebook survey by changing my status and most of you who responded agreed with MSat that Benicio is either not hot, or has to do some work to achieve hotness. Four out of seven people said he’s not hot, with Nicole saying “I prefer my mens showered and not looking like they just came off a four day coke-and-whiskey bender.” Those that like Benicio were enthusiastic about his hotness, though.

Maybe Benicio is in the same boat with Joaquin Phoenix then, because I swear that guy used to be hot. Or we could lump him in with now-lumpy Russell Crowe. Phoenix seems a little more far gone than Del Toro. I’d rather get with Benicio than Crowe any day though. It’s probably that ponytail of Russells. That thing has got to go.

Bencio Del Toro stars in Che, an epic film about Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara. It’s out in two parts, this fall and starting early next year, in limited release.

Here he is at the premiere of Che on November 1. These are particularly unflattering photos. Credit: Bauergriffin

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  1. geronimo says:

    Highly regarded by his peers, critically acclaimed CV, never seen a bad performance from him, also paints, is very intelligent and has a wicked sense of humour in interviews. All these things are a major turn on for me. I ADORE him! Gets my juices flowing big time so hot hot hot all the way.

  2. Codzilla says:

    Benicio is HOT. And for the record, Russell could be 300 pounds and I’d still hid it without hesitation.

  3. mollination says:

    I see what you mean about the coke-bender thing when I look at a picture of him, but for some reason on screen, he’s



  4. Lore says:

    He could care less. He hasn’t built his career on looks, rather he’s done it on intelligence, charisma and picking roles that truly suit him. That is hot.

  5. Blue says:

    NOT! He looks like he is getting over a hangover.

  6. jen says:

    I’ve always thought he resembled Brad Pitt on a bad day.

    But I have to agree with Celebitchy, if you haven’t ever rubbed your guy’s freshly shaved head you are missing out!

  7. Nicole says:

    I think that I could die a happy woman now that I’ve been quoted on CB. Does this put me up there with the likes of Brangelina and the other famous peoples?


  8. Jessica says:

    Good Lord!! Yes he is hot!!

  9. Carrie says:

    He is not hot. He looks dirty. Like he would smell. I can’t believe he is only 41. He has not aged well. I thought he was in his late 40′s if not 50. He doesn’t melt my butter.

  10. kb says:

    I will not type the inappriopriate thoughts flying through my head right now and just agree with most of the comments before mine. Hot.

  11. MissMara says:

    Totally Hot. He’s a real man!

  12. elisha says:

    BDT is THE HOTNESS. Just watch the Usual Suspects.

  13. ksue says:

    Like Joaquin Phoenix, I think Benicio is a super hot guy who has let habits get the best of him. If the two took care of themselves I’d hit them in a heartbeat, but I am grossed out by the letting-yourself-go at a young age.

  14. geronimo says:

    Just a little something for those who say he’s let himself go or looks like he’s on a permanent binge:

    “Before I was ever in high school, I had dark circles under my eyes. The rumor was I was a junkie. I have dark circles under my eyes, deal with it.”

    And that ‘deal with it’ is just one of the millions of reasons why he’s HOT. 8)

  15. jennifer says:

    I’d do him, no question :mrgreen:

  16. Ron says:

    Benicio is not traditionally hot ala Brad Pitt, but he has a smoldering sex appeal. In person he is soft spoken and very alluring.

  17. Thatbird says:


    As in, what Brad Pitt might look like if he were interesting (with apologies to Jolie).

  18. Kaiser says:

    HOT. A different kind of hot than Joaquin though. I want to take care of Joaquin – I want to let Benecio have his dirty, filthy way with me. Totally different.

  19. Anne says:

    HOT! Although lately he’s not *as* hot as he used to be. It’s the perpetual under eye circles I think. Crowe is also hot, love him. I used to love Jaoquin unshaven but now not so much.

  20. chris says:

    he’s great! hot and got all the rest.. a brunette pitt with brains and talent

  21. Shelly Shellz says:

    Oprah and Halle find him hot…..& so do I!

  22. I LOVE BENECIO says:


  23. Minda says:

    He’s like UGLY HOT!!! As in, I find him to be ugly, but at the same time, I find him to be SO hot! Hence the term, ugly hot! :)

  24. Mommy says:

    He looks like Brad Pitt on acid

  25. Tess says:

    BDT looks like a wild man. In a good way. Brad’s too metro, Phoenix, tho he has a cetain testosterone-fueled appeal, doen’t seem very smart, and as for Crowe, I’ve always liked him, but sadly, “lumpy” is increasingly descriptive.

  26. I choose me says:

    “I’d rather get with Benicio than Crowe any day though.”

    More Crowe for me then.(pun intended) As for Joaquin. I’m thinking threesome; I find em both inexplicable hot. Benicio on the other hand just doesn’t do it for me. I really like his hair though.

  27. breederina says:

    That Joaquin seems a little too self absorbed to be properly attentive, but Russell and BDL can be my BFBF ‘s anyday. I’m betting those two would really know how to surprise a gal in a very good way.

  28. ak says:

    “BDT is THE HOTNESS. Just watch the Usual Suspects.”

    Ha. I was debating on whether I should admit that I found him hot in The Usual Suspects. A marble-mouthed criminal? But he was adorable. And he was up against Gabriel Byrne, so he gets double points.

  29. Diva says:

    So NOT hot! ugh!

    If Joaquin was on the right mind altering substance (since I tend to believe he’s always on one, it would just be a matter of WHICH one) he could be sweet and tender and attentive. But, on the wrong one… yeah, forget it.

    Never been into Crowe, not even in the Gladiator days. But… please don’t hurt me, lol… I’m not at all into Gerard Butler, either. lol… dunno why, he just doesn’t do it for me AT ALL.

  30. Liz says:

    He could take me and take me now.

    Agree with blazing, smoking, hot and sizzling.

  31. Janet says:

    I think he’s hot…its all about the confidence he exudes. Must agree there are many more gorgeous men out there but that mysterious vibe he sends is sooo desiring

  32. Orangejulius says:

    Nah, doesn’t do it for me. I like ‘em pretty and androgenous.

  33. fabulous says:

    Not conventionally handsome, I admit and yeah sometimes he looks like he might smell, but still – I’d do him. Maybe its an animal thing.

  34. sam says:

    oh, I’ve met him once and I can assure you he smells great!
    what a man!

  35. Sickitten says:

    Sexy. Hot and PR. That island really puts out the hottest men and women. God Bless Puerto Rico!

  36. frewt says:

    he has bucket loads of character and talent, that’s HOT.

  37. poopieloo says:

    I have had this discussion with my daughter too! Most of the time, I see him in pictures and think he’s not attractive. Then sometimes I see him and think he’s gorgeous!
    He’s a “two face” . I think he’s better In motion then still photos tho.

  38. mojoman says:

    As in Borat’s version: NNOTTT!!

  39. SixxKitty says:

    Hotter than the devils throne on a 100 degree day!

  40. scotchy says:

    I would have to agree with the Ugly Hot statement
    something about him is sexy, just wild and sexy like an animal but he is not the prettiest flower in the garden.

  41. Payton says:

    Watch him in “21 Grams”. The sex scene on the dining room hutch is smokin’! He has a hot animal-sex aura about him, and he is a phenomonal actor.You may have to hose him down first, but Benicio is a splendito animal!

  42. carmen says:

    my mother had elvis- i have benecio. i used to have his pictures hanging up at my work. seriously, for years, i have had a flaming hot crush on him. he is kinetic, sexual, and seems so substantial as a human being. plus he is a major stones fan. and literate. i actually dogsat for his dog- true story. he didn’t own it anymore, but she used to be his! :lol:

  43. Ju says:

    He looks like a homeless alcoholic. That is not attractive, in fact it gives me the willies. So all you ladies who love him,carry on!

  44. JUJUBABE says:

    His performance in THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE was phenomenal. Watching that movie, I saw a very sexual side of him. He really is a “two face”.

  45. brista says:

    He’s an immensely talented actor with a really cool name. But I have yet to see a picture of him that’s attractive to me. He has an interesting face, one I’d paint if I were a painter, but not one I’d like to smooch.

  46. Kukster says:

    Definitely HOT. And talented.

  47. ThatGirl says:

    I am not into men but I think he is totally hot!
    Looks are superficial. His talent, intelligence and passion is what makes him so super sexy.
    Brad may be pretty, but he has nothing on BDT!

  48. anonymous says:

    hot in an unconventional way. he is so sexy.

  49. ronsam says:


    i respect his talent.. i find him very mysterious and boyish at times.. he is very deep and passionate and he doesn’t care about his looks. he is “unassumingly gorgeous” and 100% man.. awoooooo!!!

  50. Wal says:

    HOT! HOT! HOT!
    I would do him… I would marry him…

  51. anakarenina says:

    Benicio del Toro is a talented Hollywood actor. Let’s focus on his acting skills,rather than on his looks. I do think he’s hot, though!

  52. NITA says:


  53. Elizbeth says:

    Benicio Del Toro is definitly HOT! He has a sort of depth and mysteriousness about him, which makes him super sexy!!!

  54. Terri says:

    Wow. I’d hit that… NOW.

  55. Izzy says:

    He’s not only hot, he’s sexy. I love everything about that man. And he’s extremely talented — what’s not to love?

  56. yaseen says:

    i’m a man..straight and not Gay ..but i’m in love with this charisma of his…too much depth ,seduction,radiance and dignity …one of my favourite combanitions of a human being..

  57. Tori says:

    Despite the 20 year age gap,
    i’d still hit it.
    He’s one sexy old man.