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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 46 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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  Pinocchio (story) (announced)
  The Strain (TV Series) (based on the novels by - 26 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (created by - 26 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 | 20 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 what's the scariest thing he's ever seen on a television show] When I was a kid, it's not a metaphor, but I actually soiled myself when I was a child watching "Night Gallery." There was an episode called "The Doll." I remember when the doll smiles, I literally lost control of my sphincter. See more »

Trivia:

Is good friends with director Robert Rodriguez. See more »

Trademark:

Often uses insects or insect imagery See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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