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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 »

Known For

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

Filmography

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 2018 Pacific Rim: Uprising (story) (filming)
  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) (written by - 2 episodes, 2016) (created by - 1 episode, 2016) (story by - 1 episode, 2016) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2016)
- Becoming: Part 2 (2016) ... (written by)
- Becoming: Part 1 (2016) ... (creator) / (story by) / (teleplay by) / (written by)
 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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Personal Quote:

That's what I love about fairy tales; they tell the truth, not organized politics, religion or economics. Those things destroy the soul. That is the idea from Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and it surfaces in Hellboy (2004) and, to some degree, in all my films. See more »

Trivia:

Has a photographic memory. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Libra

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