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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 85 wins & 108 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Pan's Labyrinth
(2006)
Hellboy
Hellboy Writer
(2004)
The Shape of Water
(2017)
Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim Writer
(2013)

Filmography

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 2019 Wizards (TV Series) (creator) (pre-production)
 2019 Carnival Row (TV Series) (script - 1 episode) (pre-production)
- Pilot (2019) ... (script)
 2018 3 Below (TV Series) (creator) (pre-production)
  Nightmare Alley (screenplay) (announced)
  Pinocchio (story) (announced)
  Trollhunters (TV Series) (created by - 30 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (based on the book by - 4 episodes, 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2016) (story by - 1 episode, 2016) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2016)
- Hero with a Thousand Faces (2017) ... (based on the book by) / (creator - as Guillermo Del Toro)
- Hiss Hiss, Bang Bang (2017) ... (based on the book by) / (creator - as Guillermo Del Toro)
- The Reckless Club (2017) ... (based on the book by) / (creator - as Guillermo Del Toro)
- In the Hall of the Gumm-Gumm King (2017) ... (based on the book by) / (creator)
- Something Rotten This Way Comes (2016) ... (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 - 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)
 2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army - Prologue (Video short) (screenplay - as Guillermo Del Toro) / (story - as Guillermo Del Toro)
 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:

Novel: "The Strain" (with Chuck Hogan) 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:

I hate Hollywood movies with children as happy, brainless creatures that spout one-liners. What I tried to put in The Devil's Backbone (2001) is how unsafe it is to be a child. Many times in my life I saw children almost kill each other. See more »

Trivia:

In a January 2007 interview on the radio program "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," said that his strictly Catholic grandmother was a "Piper Laurie in Carrie (1976)" figure in his childhood. He told Gross that his grandmother would require him to mortify himself in self-punishment, in one case placing metal bottle caps into his shoes so that the soles of his feet were bloodied while walking to school.... 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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