Meet Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro – The New Faces of Star Wars Episode VIII


Let’s talk about Episode VIII.

It’s always exciting to meet the new cast of a star Wars film. I’d like to say I have an inkling of what role Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro will have but I don’t.  What I’d like to explore today is their history and what they might bring to the Star Wars universe.

Laura Dern

Most famous role: 

Laura Dern played Dr. Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park.


Known for:

Known for her role in 1991’s Rambling Rose. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress as well as for her performance in the 2014 film Wild.

Personal fact:

Has stated her idols are Katharine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck and Lucille Ball.

Benicio Del Toro

Most famous role:

The Collector – Guardians of the Galaxy


Known for:

Being the villain. All the time. He won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Javier Rodríguez in the film Traffic (2000)

Personal fact:

His “family urged him to become a lawyer because they felt there was no future in acting.

Episode VIII is closer than ever to release!


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