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In The Usual Suspects, Benicio del Toro plays the character of Fenster, who has a very unusual accent.

Is this an accent from anywhere in the world, or is it something del Toro made up for the film?

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In a few interviews Benicio Del Toro decided that he was playing a "Black Chinese Puerto Rican Jew"

Some of the websites where he describes his choice are blocked (I'm at work)

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I'd noticed that after posting the question, but it sounds to me a little like an description he came up with after the movie... – James McLeod Jan 14 '14 at 13:58
Also, it doesn't really sound like any of the named accents, not even close. – James McLeod Jan 17 '14 at 4:54
@JamesMcLeod Still that might speak for the fact that he made that accent up, even if he maybe didn't really plan it exactly as a "Black Chinese Puerto Rican Jew" and came up with that explanation later on. – Napoleon Wilson Feb 28 '14 at 0:41
@NapoleonWilson - agreed! I've been thinking that myself. – James McLeod Feb 28 '14 at 0:51

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