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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 ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 89 wins & 117 nominations. See more awards »

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(2006)
Hellboy Writer
(2004)
(2017)
Pacific Rim Writer
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  Nightmare Alley (screenplay) (announced)
 2021 Pinocchio (screenplay) (announced)
 2019 Wizards (TV Series) (creator) (pre-production)
 2019 Carnival Row (TV Series) (script - 1 episode) (post-production)
- Pilot (2019) ... (script)
 2018 3Below: Tales of Arcadia (TV Series) (created by - 1 episode) (post-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... (creator)
  Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia (TV Series) (created by - 52 episodes, 2016 - 2018) (based on the book by - 4 episodes, 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2016) (story by - 1 episode, 2016) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2016)
- The Eternal Knight Pt.2 (2018) ... (creator)
- The Eternal Knight Pt.1 (2018) ... (creator)
- Jimhunters (2018) ... (creator)
- A House Divided (2018) ... (creator)
- The Oath (2018) ... (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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Personal Details

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 | 21 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

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

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on what scares him] (jokingly) Politicians -- a lot. They are so deranged, especially these days. And human pettiness. Oh my God that's scary. It's so horrifying. I've seen a UFO, and I've heard ghosts twice -- once in New Zealand and once in Mexico, but those are not the scariest things. The scary things are real things like every day. See more »

Trivia:

He is friends with fellow successful Mexican directors Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro G. Iñárritu. See more »

Trademark:

His films frequently show an autopsy or have a scene set in a morgue. The autopsy is often performed on a non-human character. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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