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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 50 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Pan's Labyrinth
(2006)
Hellboy
Hellboy Writer
(2004)
Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim Writer
(2013)

Filmography

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 2017 The Shape of Water (screenplay by) / (story) (completed)
  Pinocchio (story) (announced)
  The Strain (TV Series) (created by - 45 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (based on the novels by - 35 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2015) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2014)
- Episode #4.9 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #4.8 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #4.7 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #4.6 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #4.5 (2017) ... (creator)
  Trollhunters (TV Series) (created by - 26 episodes, 2016) (written by - 2 episodes, 2016) (story by - 1 episode, 2016) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2016)
- Something Rotten This Way Comes (2016) ... (creator)
- A Night to Remember (2016) ... (creator)
- Angor Management (2016) ... (creator)
- Wingmen (2016) ... (creator)
- It's About Time (2016) ... (creator)
 2015 Crimson Peak (written by)
 2013 Pacific Rim (screenplay)
 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (screenplay)
 2012 Dark Horse Motion Comics (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Strain (2012) ... (story)
 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)
  Carnival Row (TV Series) (script - 1 episode) (announced)
- Pilot ... (script)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "The Night Eternal" (with Chuck Hogan) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 24 Interviews | 21 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

Guillermo Del Toro | Guillo Tine Del Toro | Girerumo Deru Toro

Height:

6' 0¾" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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 albums are "The Wall" by Pink Floyd and "Security" by Peter Gabriel. 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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