Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro
is to take a break from acting - because he is desperate to direct movies not star in them. The 40-year-old, who claimed the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in 2001's Traffic
, made his first movie nearly two decades ago and feels it's time for a fresh challenge.
He says, "I've been involved with films now for 19 years. It's a whole education in movies and how to approach it. Where I am now is that I want to explore other sides of film making, maybe go and try to tell my story, be at the helm for once. I don't want to just stay acting. I do want to act; I'm just being very picky. But I would also like to tell a story. I don't know what story, but I've got a lot of stuff to do right now."
Toro is currently filming two movies simultaneously, playing the lead role of Che Guevara in The Argentine
, the story of Che's rise to power, and starring in a remake of classic horror movie The Wolf Man.
He has previously directed one short film before, in 1995, called Submission
-Check out Benicio Del Toro's Filmography
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