Academy Award-winning actor Benicio Del Toro makes his first ever visit to the Howard Stern Show for a nearly one-hour conversation about his films, his life, and – what else – the women he’s been connected with. They talk about his new movie, “Che,” the upcoming movie “The Wolf Man” set for later this year, his memories of working with the outrageous Hunter S. Thompson in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” and on a Madonna video early in his career. Not surprisingly, Howard insisted on grilling him about the women he has been connected with, including Alicia Silverstone, Heather Graham, Sara Foster and Amber Smith. Del Toro denied any romantic encounter with Lindsay Lohan, despite tabloid reports. Del Toro gives Stern a ribbing for not seeing his movie, which created an entertaining on-air exchange.
Del Toro also gets serious during the interview, discussing in detail the effect of his mother’s death when he was only nine years old in Puerto Rico. The interview was quite early in the morning for the jet-lagged, LA-based star, who wished the show was later in the day…“Your show is early in the morning for someone who is out banging all night!” Still, there was a party atmosphere with Artie Lange back in fine form after a short stint in a “spa rehab,” and Benicio asks if the liquor display in on the studio bar was real. Producer Gary “Baba Booey” Dell’Abate obliges and Del Toro toasts the cast with an early morning shot of Jack Daniels.
The interview in its entirety can only be seen on Howard TV On Demand service starting today, January 9, 2009.
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