A city trader splashed out £40,000 on drinks at a swish London bar while trying to impress Hollywood star Benicio Del Toro.
The commodities dealer - who has not been named - was at a Halloween party at Raffles in Chelsea.
He arrived at around 9.30pm with nine fellow traders and kicked off the evening with a round of zombie-themed vodka cocktails, each costing £30, made from rum, absinthe and grapefruit.
But onlookers said the trader's spending spiralled after the Puerta Rican actor - who starred in Snatch and The Usual Suspects - came and sat nearby.
Del Toro's arrival at around 11pm was said to have sent the party atmosphere 'into a frenzy', prompting the traders to order more drinks.
Within a couple of hours the businessman had splashed out £24,000 on three bottles of Dom Perignon champagne costing £8,000 each.
By the time he left in the early hours of last Thursday morning, he had racked up a receipt for £40,090.73 - including a £5,229.31 tip.
Onlookers believe he got carried away while trying to impress the Hollywood actor.
One said: 'The trader was clearly getting into the spirit of the Halloween, and he wasn't holding back.
'He'd obviously had a good day at the office and wanted to treat his friends.
'Benicio del Toro was at the club that night so perhaps he wanted to show off in front of a Hollywood A lister.'
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Idiot racks up £40,000 bar bill trying to impress Benicio Del Toro
What universe is impressing Benicio Del Toro a positive? Its Benicio Del Toro not Brad Pitt.