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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 46 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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  Pinocchio (story) (announced)
 2015 Crimson Peak (screenplay) (post-production)
  The Strain (TV Series) (based on the novels by - 26 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (created by - 26 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2014)
- Episode #2.12 (2015) ... (based on the novels by) / (creator)
- Episode #2.11 (2015) ... (based on the novels by) / (creator)
- Episode #2.10 (2015) ... (based on the novels by) / (creator)
- Episode #2.7 (2015) ... (based on the novels by) / (creator)
- Episode #2.9 (2015) ... (based on the novels by) / (creator)
 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:

Nonfiction: "Alfred Hitchcock" (Critical research of Alfred Hitchcock films in a book edited and published by the University of Guadalajara.) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 24 Interviews | 21 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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I remember the worst experience of my life, even above the kidnapping of my father, was shooting Mimic (1997) [del Toro's first Hollywood feature, in 1997, which was severely compromised by producer interference]. Because what was happening to me and the movie was far more illogical than kidnapping, which is brutal, but at least there are rules. Now when I look at Mimic, what I see is the pain of... See more »

Trivia:

In a January 2007 interview on the radio program "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," said that his strictly Catholic grandmother was a "Piper Laurie in Carrie (1976)" figure in his childhood. He told Gross that his grandmother would require him to mortify himself in self-punishment, in one case placing metal bottle caps into his shoes so that the soles of his feet were bloodied while walking to school.... See more »

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Archangels, symbols and other religious items See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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