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Guillermo del Toro


Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens. Later, he learned about makeup and effects from the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist (1973)) and worked on making his own short films. At the age of 21, del Toro executive... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 45 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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  Pinocchio (story) (announced)
 2015 Crimson Peak (screenplay) (post-production)
  The Strain (TV Series) (created by - 12 episodes, 2014) (based on the novels by - 11 episodes, 2014) ("The Strain" trilogy of novels - 2 episodes, 2014) (novel - 1 episode, 2014) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2014)
- The Master (2014) ... (based on the novels by) / (created by)
- Last Rites (2014) ... (based on the novels by) / (created by)
- The Third Rail (2014) ... (based on the novels by) / (created by)
- Loved Ones (2014) ... (based on the novels by) / (created by)
- The Disappeared (2014) ... (based on the novels by) / (created by)
 2013 Pacific Rim (screenplay)
 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (screenplay)
 2010 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (screenplay)
 2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army - Zinco Epilogue (Video short) (screenplay - as Guillermo Del Toro) / (story - as Guillermo Del Toro)
 2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army (screenplay) / (story)
 2008 Hellboy: The Science of Evil (Video Game) (story)
 2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army - Prologue (Video short) (screenplay - as Guillermo Del Toro) / (story - as Guillermo Del Toro)
 2006 Pan's Labyrinth (written by)
 2004 Hellboy (screen story) / (screenplay)
 2001 The Devil's Backbone (written by)
 1997 Mimic (screen story) / (screenplay)
 1993 Cronos (screenplay)
 1988-1989 Hora Marcada (TV Series) (screenplay - 4 episodes)
- Hamburguesas (1989) ... (screenplay)
- Invasión (1988) ... (screenplay)
- Con todo para llevar (1988) ... (screenplay)
- Caminos de Ayer (1988) ... (screenplay)
 1987 Geometria (Short) (screenplay)
 1985 Doña Lupe (Short) (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Novel: "The Night Eternal" (with Chuck Hogan) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 24 Interviews | 20 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Guillermo Del Toro | Guillo Tine Del Toro | Girerumo Deru Toro

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

If you're not operating on an instinctive level, you're not an artist.... Reason over emotion is bullshit, absolute bullshit... We suffocate ourselves in rules. I find fantasy liberating. See more »

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Has a photographic memory. See more »

Trademark:

Films often feature a portal that leads to different worlds See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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