Guillermo del Toro


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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 ... See full bio »

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(2017)
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(2004)
Pacific Rim Writer
(2013)

Filmography

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  Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight (TV Series) (created by - 8 episodes, 2022) (based on an original story by - 1 episode, 2022) (based on a short story by - 1 episode, 2022) (filming)
- Episode #1.8 (2022) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.7 (2022) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.6 (2022) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.5 (2022) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.4 (2022) ... (creator)
 2022/II Pinocchio (screenplay) (post-production)
 2021 Nightmare Alley (screenplay by) (completed)
 2021 Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans (based on the book by) / (creator)
 2020 The Witches (screenplay by)
 2020 Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia (Video Game) (characters)
  Wizards (TV Mini Series) (created by - 10 episodes, 2020) (written by - 2 episodes, 2020)
- Our Final Act (2020) ... (creator)
- Dragon's Den (2020) ... (creator)
- Wizard Underground (2020) ... (creator)
- Killahead, Part Two (2020) ... (creator)
- Killahead, Part One (2020) ... (creator)
 2019 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (screen story by)
  3Below: Tales of Arcadia (TV Series) (created by - 26 episodes, 2018 - 2019) (story by - 2 episodes, 2018) (teleplay by - 2 episodes, 2018)
- A Glorious End, Part Two (2019) ... (creator)
- A Glorious End, Part One (2019) ... (creator)
- Race to Trollmarket (2019) ... (creator)
- The Big Sleep (2019) ... (creator)
- The Fall of House Tarron (2019) ... (creator)
  Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia (TV Series short) (created by - 52 episodes, 2016 - 2018) (based on the book by - 50 episodes, 2016 - 2018) (story by - 2 episodes, 2016) (teleplay by - 2 episodes, 2016)
- The Eternal Knight Part 2 (2018) ... (based on the book by) / (creator)
- The Eternal Knight Part 1 (2018) ... (based on the book by) / (creator)
- Jimhunters (2018) ... (based on the book by) / (creator)
- A House Divided (2018) ... (based on the book by) / (creator)
- The Oath (2018) ... (based on the book by) / (creator)
  The Strain (TV Series) (created by - 45 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (based on the novels by - 44 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2015) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2014)
- The Last Stand (2017) ... (based on the novels by) / (creator)
- The Traitor (2017) ... (based on the novels by) / (creator)
- Extraction (2017) ... (based on the novels by) / (creator)
- Ouroboros (2017) ... (based on the novels by) / (creator)
- Tainted Love (2017) ... (based on the novels by) / (creator)
 2017 The Shape of Water (screenplay by) / (story 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 - Prologue (Video short) (screenplay - as Guillermo Del Toro) / (story - as Guillermo Del Toro)
 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)
 2006 El laberinto del fauno: Detras de las camaras (Video documentary short)
 2006 Pan's Labyrinth (written by)
 2004 Hellboy (screen story) / (screenplay)
 2001 Mimic 2 (Video) (based on characters created by)
 2001 The Devil's Backbone (written by)
 1997 Mimic (screen story by) / (screenplay by)
 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)
 1986 Doña Lupe (Short) (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Novel: "The Strain" (with Chuck Hogan) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 24 Interviews | 24 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Guillermo Del Toro | Guillo Tine Del Toro | Girerumo Deru Toro

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Lorenza Newton  (divorced)  (2 children)

Children:

Daniel del Toro | See more »

Parents:

del Toro, Guadalupe | Del Toro, Federico
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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 (1969). There was an episode called The Doll. I remember when the doll smiles, I literally lost control of my sphincter. See more »

Trivia:

As of 2018, is one of 10 directors to win the Golden Globe, Director's Guild, BAFTA, and Oscar for the same movie, winning for The Shape of Water (2017). The other directors to achieve this are Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Mike Nichols for The Graduate (1967), Milos Forman for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Richard Attenborough for Gandhi (1982), Oliver Stone for Platoon (... See more »

Trademark:

Uses a lot of religious relics and artifacts. Always mentions Catholicism See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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