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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 52 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Crimson Peak (written by) (completed)
  Pinocchio (story) (announced)
 2016 Carnival Row (TV Series) (script - 1 episode) (announced)
- Pilot ... (script)
  The Strain (TV Series) (based on the novels by - 26 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (created by - 25 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 #2.9 (2015) ... (based on the novels by) / (creator)
- Identity (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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Co-funder of the Special Effects production company "Necropia" (1985) in association with Rigo Mora. The Necropia's first work in movies was to built a "Mexican curious" Marquette that it's supposed to be constructed by two characters in the Alfredo Ripstein hijo picture "Mentiras Pia dosas" (1988). The last professional work ... 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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Personal Quote:

The horror story was birthed when we became sedentary cavemen and started telling scary stories to keep the children from wandering off into the night. Today, there's nothing more cathartic for a guy in a three-piece suit, someone super wound-up and super-tight, to get on a roller-coaster of a horror film and scream like a madman. See more »

Trivia:

States Mimic (1997) as the worst of his films and has disowned it, blaming constant interference from the producers as the reason for the poor result. 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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