Benicio del Toro’s Astronaut-Themed Birthday Sounds Kind of Wonderful

For his fourth birthday actor Benicio del Toro dressed up like an astronaut. The Oscar winner recounts his favorite celebration and explains how it put him on the path to becoming an actor.

Released on 2/19/2016

Credits

Starring: Benicio del Toro

Transcript

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I think my favorite birthday
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was when I was four years old,
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when I was dressed like an astronaut.
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And I think it was my favorite birthday because
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it was kind of like Halloween.
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And I do remember arriving to the birthday,
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where the birthday was being thrown,
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and my brother was dressed like an astronaut,
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'cause his birthday is close to mine.
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And I was dressed like an astronaut.
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We got out of the car, and my brother fell,
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and then I fell,
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and I remember hearing some kid saying,
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oh the birthday boy can't walk.
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I don't know, for some reason
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I think that birthday was kind of like,
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I'd never forgotten that birthday.
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I still remember, I still remember,
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the astronaut outfit,
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and I was very excited about dressing up,
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dressing up like somebody else for my birthday,
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so maybe that's the beginning of my acting career.
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[Interviewer] That was a fantastic answer.
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Yeah.