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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 48 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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  Pinocchio (story) (announced)
 2015 Crimson Peak (written by) (completed)
 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 #2.7 (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:

Novel: "The Fall" (with Chuck Hogan) 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:

On Stanley Kubrick: I admire Kubrick greatly. He is often accused of being a prodigious technician and rigid intellectual, which people say makes his films very cold. I don't agree. I think that "Barry Lyndon" or "A Clockwork Orange" are the most perfect marriages of personality and subject. But in fact, "Full Metal Jacket" is even more so. It looked at rigidity and brutality with an almost ... See more »

Trivia:

Is good friends with director Robert Rodriguez. See more »

Trademark:

His films frequently show an autopsy or have a scene set in a morge. The autopsy is often performed over a non-human character. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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