BENICIO DEL TORO
You work a lot. When you don’t work, what do you like to do? Do you still paint?
I haven’t painted in a while. I think about it a lot. I like to do nothing. Sleep. I listen to Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, the Stones... the usual suspects. I like to read.
What have you read recently that you loved?
I finished a book a while back called Fear Of Flying by Erica Jong. That was really funny, and very interesting as well.
Are you still a big fan of Cuban cigars?
I’m a big fan of Cuban music, Cuban food, Cuban people...
I haven’t smoked in a while, but every now and then, a good Cuban cigar can be cool.
Why do people love Cuban cigars, specifically?
I hear that there’s something in the soil — there’s a difference in the soil in Cuba. An expert could explain that to you much better than I could!
You’ve said that The 400 Blows is one of your five favourite movies. What do you love about it?
That was the first movie I saw that made me suddenly go, “Holy shit, there’s a world out there of cinema!” And from there, it was Fellini, Kurosawa, Bergman, Víctor Erice... SICARIO 2: SOLDADO IS IN CINEMAS NOW