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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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  Pinocchio (producer) (announced)
 2015 Crimson Peak (producer) (filming)
 2014 The Book of Life (producer) (filming)
 2015 Kung Fu Panda 3 (executive producer) (post-production)
 2014 The Strain (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (announced)
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Pacific Rim (producer)
 2013/I Mama (executive producer)
 2012 Rise of the Guardians (executive producer)
 2012 The Captured Bird (Short) (executive producer)
 2011 Puss in Boots (executive producer)
 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 (executive producer)
 2010 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (producer)
 2010 Megamind (creative consultant)
 2010 Julia's Eyes (producer)
 2010 Biutiful (associate producer)
 2009 Splice (executive producer)
 2009 Rage (producer)
 2008 Rudo y Cursi (producer)
 2008 While She Was Out (executive producer - as Guillermo Del Toro)
 2008 Insignificant Things (producer)
 2007 Hellboy Animated: Iron Shoes (Video short) (creative producer)
 2007 The Orphanage (executive producer)
 2007 Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (TV Movie) (creative producer)
 2006 Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (TV Movie) (creative producer)
 2006 Pan's Labyrinth (producer)
 2004 Chronicles (producer)
 2002 I Murder Seriously (executive producer)
 2001 The Devil's Backbone (executive producer)
 1998 Un embrujo (producer)
 1987 Geometria (Short) (producer)
 1985 Doña Lupe (Short) (executive producer)
 1985 Dona Herlinda and Her Son (executive producer)
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Show Show Self (93 credits)
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Other Works:

Novel: "The Strain" (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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Kaiju [monster] movies, by definition, bring a completely escapist fun. When you're a kid and you're watching Godzilla stomp a bunch of tanks or jets or through a city, the proportions of these things are so enormous that you cannot correlate them to anything real. What I do is I then bring in visually a very different sense of style from reality. I have these super-colored lights illuminating ... See more »

Trivia:

His favorite movie monsters are Frankenstein's Monster and the Creature of the Black Lagoon. See more »

Trademark:

Clockwork designs and motifs (for example, Kroenen's lair in Hellboy (2004) and the captain's obsession with his father's watch in Pan's Labyrinth (2006) ). See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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