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Guillermo Del Toro | Guillo Tine Del Toro | Girerumo Deru Toro
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You cannot aspire to do a movie that is as quirky as Pan's Labyrinth
(2006) in the Hollywood machinery. It would get tested and noted by executives to death, and end up having a happy ending and all that bullshit, you know? And at the same time, you cannot end up with with a movie that is as spectacular and magnificent in showmanship as Pacific Rim
(2013) if you do it in Mexico or Spain.
Following his international breakthrough, his father was kidnapped for ransom in Mexico in 1997, and held for seventy-two days until the money was paid. Fellow filmmaker James Cameron
helped secure the ransom money. Although del Toro still frequently works in Mexico, he has relocated his family to the USA out of fear of more kidnappings.
His films frequently show an autopsy or have a scene set in a morgue. The autopsy is often performed on a non-human character.