Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro made a whirlwind visit to Dublin last week to promote his newest film "Wolfman," which opens here next month.
Del Toro sat with Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy for a chat, and revealed that he’s a big fan of Irish music and writing. (No big surprise there, right!)
The Puerto Rican actor ran through a list of his favorite musicians – Van Morrison, U2 and Mike Scott of the Waterboys – and writers, including George Bernard Shaw, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett . . . and a name that you may not automatically assume is Irish.
“One writer who really influenced me was Bram Stoker,” Del Toro said. “Dracula is a masterpiece.”
That it is. And its author, Stoker, was born and raised in Dublin. Benicio knows his stuff!