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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Filmography

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 2021 Pinocchio (screenplay) (filming)
 2021 Nightmare Alley (screenplay) (post-production)
 2022 Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight (TV Series) (created by - 2 episodes) (announced)
- Episode #1.10 (2022) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... (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) (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 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)
 1986 Doña Lupe (Short) (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Co-funder of the Special Effects production company "Necropia" (1985) in association with Rigo Mora. The Necropia's first work in movies was to built a "Mexican curious" Marquette that it's supposed to be constructed by two characters in the Alfredo Ripstein hijo picture "Mentiras Pia dosas" (1988). The last professional work ... 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)
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Personal Quote:

Kaiju [monster] movies, by definition, bring a completely escapist fun. When you're a kid and you're watching Godzilla stomp a bunch of tanks or jets or through a city, the proportions of these things are so enormous that you cannot correlate them to anything real. What I do is I then bring in visually a very different sense of style from reality. I have these super-colored lights illuminating ... See more »

Trivia:

Is good friends with director James Cameron. Cameron helped him pay the ransom for his kidnapped father in 1997, and once revealed that he nearly got into a fight with Harvey Weinstein over the latter's treatment of del Toro during the filming of Mimic (1997). See more »

Trademark:

Use of gothic architecture in his production designs See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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