As a filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro
is best known for the bottomless reserves of imagination manifested in his direction; whether he’s putting his artistic stamp on preexisting characters (a la Blade II
or the Hellboy
films) and niche cinematic traditions (as in Pacific Rim
), or spinning his own dark, modern fairy tale with the award-winning Pan’s Labyrinth, del Toro injects his work with personal vision and creativity. Put another way, you’ll always know a del Toro film when you see one.
But there’s another side to the Mexican auteur that isn’t recognized quite as widely, and that’s his status as a mentor and producer. From The Orphanage
, to Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, to last year’s Mama, del Toro has long invested himself in helping upcoming filmmakers bring their own projects to life on ...
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