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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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 2017 Pacific Rim 2 (producer) (announced)
  Pinocchio (producer) (announced)
  The Ring 3D (executive producer) (announced)
 2015 Kung Fu Panda 3 (executive producer) (post-production)
 2015 Crimson Peak (producer) (post-production)
 2014 Book of Life (producer) (post-production)
 2014 The Strain (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- The Master (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Last Rites (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Third Rail (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Loved Ones (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Disappeared (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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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 »

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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:

'Stanley Kubrick''s absolute control over the medium turns his rock-solid framing and tense timing into real weapons pointed directly at the unsuspecting audience of The Shining (1980). No one has ever used the Steadicam as perfectly as he did in the tracking shots behind Torrance, Danny's tricycle. He uses the soundtrack brilliantly, fusing concrete music with sound effects and score to unsettle... See more »

Trivia:

Fought the film studios for almost seven years to get Ron Perlman for the title role in Hellboy (2004). The studio wanted a bigger name to ensure the success of the movie, but del Toro thought that Perlman was the perfect choice and wouldn't make the movie if he wasn't cast. See more »

Trademark:

Many of his films have major scenes based in underground areas such as subways systems (Mimic (1997), Hellboy (2004)), sewers (Blade II (2002)), or large basements (The Devil's Backbone (2001)). See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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