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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 49 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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Pan's Labyrinth
Hellboy Writer
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 2018 Pacific Rim: Maelstrom (screenplay) (pre-production)
 2016 Trollhunters (TV Series) (screenplay) (announced)
  Pinocchio (story) (announced)
  The Strain (TV Series) (created by - 45 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (based on the novels by - 33 episodes, 2014 - 2016) (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)
 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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Other Works:

Novel: "The Strain" (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


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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When you have the intuition that there is something which is there, but out of the reach of your physical world, art and religion are the only means to get to it. See more »


Was attached to direct The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) but dropped out due to repeated delays in the production and the project stalling due to MGM declaring bankruptcy. He still received screenwriting credit on the film and its sequels: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). See more »


Uses a lot of religious relics and artifacts. Always mentions Catholicism See more »

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