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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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 2015 Crimson Peak (written by)
 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 (screenplay) / (story)
 2006 Pan's Labyrinth (written by)
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 2001 The Devil's Backbone (written by)
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 1993 Cronos (screenplay)
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Novel: "The Night Eternal" (with Chuck Hogan) See more »

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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


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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My life is a suitcase. I am the traveling Mexican. See more »


1997: His father was kidnapped in Mexico and held for seventy-two days until his ransom was paid. See more »


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 »

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I'll never get over the fact, that the Hobbit-deal went down. GimliSonOfGloin
Movies this guy should make! modemanslutning
Hellboy 3 or Pacific Rim 2? pyrocitor
Imagine if he did a 'Ocarina of Time' film contact-507
This Man Is A Genius Voldemortvsharry
What Film Should I Start Off With? trcrock
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