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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
Pacific Rim
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 2018 Pacific Rim: Maelstrom (screenplay) (pre-production)
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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)
 2004 Hellboy (screen story) / (screenplay)
 2001 The Devil's Backbone (written by)
 1997 Mimic (screen story) / (screenplay)
 1993 Cronos (screenplay)
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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


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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[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 (1975) or A Clockwork Orange (1971) are the most perfect marriages of personality and subject. But in fact, Full Metal Jacket (1987) is even more so. It looked at rigidity and brutality with... See more »


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


Likes to use amber as a dominant color in his movies. This is especially noticeable in Blade II (2002) and Hellboy (2004). See more »

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I'll never get over the fact, that the Hobbit-deal went down. GimliSonOfGloin
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