Benicio Del Toro Pays Tribute To His ‘The Way Of The Gun’ Co-Star James Caan: “I Call Him The Dream”

benicio del toro paid tribute to James Kano Feather Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on Friday.

“I call it a dream,” she said of herself Gunn’s way co-star, who died this week at the age of 82, “When I met him, I walked up to him and I said ‘Mr. Kan, it’s an honor to work with you here.’ He said, ‘You can call me The Dream.’ And I said ‘why?’ ‘Cause working with me is a dream.'”

Del Toro remembered Cannes as “a great, funny man”. I had the opportunity to spend time with him, work with him, be with him; We went to Cuba together. I am deeply saddened and I express my condolences to his family. Wow – what a career, what an impact, one of the greats.”

Del Toro was in Czech Republic to receive the KVIFF President’s Award and for a special screening The usual suspects And traffic,

Asked if the roles of Spanish-speaking actors have changed since the 2000s? traffiche said: “I think there are more opportunities than when I first started. There’s a lot more opportunity for actors and I think there are Latin actors as well. That’s when I first started becoming an actor. And I told people I was going to be an actor, so they laughed, they really thought you were crazy. I think when a kid now says he wants to be an actor, Nobody laughs.

He said he had done “my fair share of swimming against a stream” during his career, and was typecast as the bad guy in the early days, partly because of “the size of my eyes”.

Del Toro praises fellow Puerto Rican actor Rita Moreno, who appeared in both the 1961 and 2021 editions west story, declared, “Because of her, it was a little easier for me. She must have been really tough. America has evolved a bit, has become more politically correct in the last 50 or 60 years — not only for Latinos but for many other minorities.” A big leap for that.”

And yet, it all could have been very different, as casting director Bonnie Timmerman reportedly considered the young actor for the lead role. dirty dance, “I didn’t audition, but I understand he suggested it to me,” he said. “Who knows where my career will be?” Instead, I’ve probably got a James Bond movie where I’m stabbing everyone. ,

Del Toro also expressed his desire to be reunited with the likes of sicario‘s Denis VilleneuveJai Ho Dune As the director of “The Voice of Sci-Fi.”

he also praised french dispatch Director Wes Anderson. “I have worked with a lot of directors where the camera follows the actor. His filmmaking is probably the other way around. You work for his point of view. I was feeling like, ‘How’s this going to be?’ And it was amazing how much fun it was. I hope we do something together again. His films are on a different channel.”

The actor also checked the name of Karlovy Vary’s GrandHotel Pup, which is said to have been the inspiration for The Grand Budapest Hotel. “I don’t know that from him,” he said. “I heard he used the hotel as a model, which is a lot of fun.”