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Steven Jay Rubin celebrate Benicio del Toro on his 54th birthday

By: Steven Jay Rubin
Benicio del Toro Dario Licence to Kill
The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia presents This Day in James Bond Movie History - wishing a very Happy Birthday to actor Benicio Del Toro who portrayed Dario the knife-wielding killer in 1989's Licence to Kill directed by John Glen.

As most of you know, I’m not a big fan of this very dark drug-dealing drama that was way too grim for my money, but every Bond film in the series has good elements, and Del Toro’s Dario was one of them.

Young and quite slim, Benicio gave Dario a great deal of menace, especially when he confronts Pam Bouvier (Carey Lowell) and Bond (Timothy Dalton) in Bimini’s Barrelhead Bar.

This is one dude you don’t want to meet in a dark alley without your Walther.

Tall, beefy, and a major character player today, it’s hard to believe that this is the same actor, but there is no question that Benicio Del Toro, an Oscar-winner for the 2000 film Traffic, has become one of our most popular actors working today.

So let’s hoist a margarita to Benicio. Happy 54th, sir.

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