As we told you earlier this week, Star Wars Episode VIII filming has begun and three new actors have been announced to be part of the movie – Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran. The last one is not really well-known but Benicio and Laura are two well-known actors so let’s take a look at them.

Benicio Del Toro

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He is an academy award winner, Oscar that we won in 2000 for the movie Traffic, he also won a Golden Globe for it. His first big role was in 1989 for Licence to Kill, a James Bond movie. He then started to appear in more and more movies to become the actor we know today. He’s a very talented actor and I think he’s a great addition to Star Wars! Early rumors reported that he played a villain but the actor himself doesn’t seem to see his character as a villain, I’m definitely looking forward to see who he’ll play. I think he’s capable of playing both good and bad guys. Here’s a few of his movies I recommend to watch, to see his amazing performances as an actor:
Sicaro (2015) A truly outstanding performance by Benicio in this one:
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The Usual Suspects (1995)
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Traffic (2000)
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Laura Dern
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Laura Dern is an academy award nominee (Wild (2014) and Rambling Rose (1991)), she got her first important roles with Smooth Talk (1985), Mask (1985) and Blue Velvet (1986). She got the chance to be in a Clint Eastwood movie which is something fantastic in 1993 with the movie A Perfect World. She also had one of the big roles in Jurassic Park (1993). She was the lead of the HBO series Enlightened from 2011 to 2013, a series she created. More recently, she appeared in the movies The Fault in Our Stars and When the Game Stands Tall (both in 2014). There are no details on which character she’ll play but I could see her play Rey’s mother if my theory of Rey being Luke’s daughter is right which is just a theory nothing more.
Here’s a few of her movies I recommend to watch:
Blue Velvet (1986)
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A Perfect World (1993)
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Jurassic Park (1993)
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The Fault in Our Stars (2014) (She has a small role but it’s a worth watching movie)
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