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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 52 wins & 56 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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 2017 The Shape of Water (screenplay by) / (story by) (completed)
  Pinocchio (story) (announced)
  The Strain (TV Series) (created by - 45 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (based on the novels by - 36 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2015) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2014)
- Episode #4.8 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #4.7 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #4.6 (2017) ... (creator)
- New Horizons (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #4.9 (2017) ... (creator)
  Trollhunters (TV Series) (created by - 26 episodes, 2016) (written by - 2 episodes, 2016) (story by - 1 episode, 2016) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2016)
- Something Rotten This Way Comes (2016) ... (creator)
- A Night to Remember (2016) ... (creator)
- Angor Management (2016) ... (creator)
- Wingmen (2016) ... (creator)
- It's About Time (2016) ... (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 (written by)
 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:

Nonfiction: "Alfred Hitchcock" (Critical research of Alfred Hitchcock films in a book edited and published by the University of Guadalajara.) 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:

[on whether he was thinking of directing a Star Wars sequel] It's like thinking if I want to date a supermodel. I don't think about these things. See more »

Trivia:

States Mimic (1997) as the worst of his films and has disowned it, blaming constant interference from the producers as the reason for the poor result. See more »

Trademark:

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 »

Star Sign:

Libra

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