While playing the Mayor of Gotham City in The Dark Knight, Nestor wore eye liner to give a more, "Frank Miller" comic book effect to the character.
In 1996, Nestor was nominated for a NCLR Bravo Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Comedy Series for "Suddenly Susan".
Nestor won the President Award Star on the Horizon at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival in 2003.
Although born in America, Nestor's first language was Spanish.
Nestor was raised in 13 different countries.
Nestor's father fought in the Bay of Pigs.
Nestor's uncle was assassinated by Fidel Castro's forces.
Nestor won two ALMA Award for outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series ("Suddenly Susan") in 1999 and in 1998.
Just a few weeks into his introduction in Lost and Nestor already has a nickname by the fans as "the Maybelline man".
Nestor married his wife Shannon on January 3, 2001 in Sydney, Australia.
Nestor is one of many Overseers for the International Rescue Committee.
Nestor began acting as an undergraduate at Harvard.
Nestor's character in the film Smokin' Aces, is the only one who shares screen time with Matthew Fox's character. In that scene, Carbonell's character kills Fox's character.
Nestor was raised in more than a dozen places; his father worked for an international company and frequently had to move the family; lived in Mexico, Venezuela, England and various states.
Nestor's 1991 primetime TV acting debut was in an episode of NBC's "Law & Order.
Nestor got an education at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, English, BA, 1990.
Nestor and his wife, Shannon Kenny, met while both were working in the movie Attention Shoppers (2000).
Nestor: I would not have been able to work on The Tick had it not been for Suddenly Susan.
Nestor: (On The Movie "The Lost City") It doesn't only speak to the Cuban- American community, but ultimately is a story of an impossible love with the backdrop of the Cuban Revolution and the aftermath.
Nestor:(On the Movie "Smokin Aces") I think that the reason the movie works so well is because the violence is so well balanced with the comedy. On my first day I got to take a blow torch to a man's genitals, which was only funny when I saw it onscreen. But I mean, how often do you get to play something as dark as that and still make it funny? So, for me, it was just a dream to get this job and to be able to work with this phenomenal cast.
Nestor: (Explaining the Appeal of Smokin' Aces) Well, for me, like Ryan [Reynolds] said, Joe [Carnahan] is such an enormous talent. If you watch Narc, it's amazing to see how incredibly talented he is in that particular genre, which was just a drama. And then to come around and do a follow up, second picture that is such a tonally different kind of movie – this being a dark action comedy – and every character, as Jeremy [Piven] said, has a moment, has a sort of epiphany. Even though it's incredibly violent, there's a real moment of clarity for characters. As dark and as depraved as some of the characters are, which mine certainly is, we all have a sort of moment of lightness.
Nestor: (On his experience on the movie "Smokin Aces") I think that the reason the movie works so well is because the violence is so well balanced with the comedy. On my first day I got to take a blow torch to a man's genitals, which was only funny when I saw it onscreen. But I mean, how often do you get to play something as dark as that and still make it funny? So, for me, it was just a dream to get this job and to be able to work with this phenomenal cast.