Benicio del Toro, accepts the award for Male Star of the Year during the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Steve Marcus - RC154C9534A0

Cannes: Sicario and Guardians of the Galaxy actor Benicio Del Toro will preside over the jury for the Un Sure Regard part on the 71st Cannes Movie Pageant.

Indian actress Rasika Dugal, whose Manto is part of the line-up, is glad he’ll watch her film. “Heat fuzzy feeling to know that my movie shall be watched by folks whose work I’ve liked! ‘Manto at Cannes’,” Rasika posted on her Fb web page on Wednesday.

Toro has been hailed by the Cannes Movie Pageant officers as “not solely a movie lover however an excellent actor” and “an artiste who is aware of no boundaries” and a performer who “throws himself like no different into his roles”, reported Selection.

Benicio del Toro. Reuters

He received a supporting actor Oscar in 2001 for his efficiency in Steven Soderbergh’s Visitors.

Toro succeeds Uma Thurman in presiding over the jury for Un Sure Regard, the sidebar at Cannes that focuses on movies with uncommon themes or storytelling strategies. About 20 works compete within the part.

The Cannes Movie Pageant shall be held 8-19 Might.

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