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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Won 2 Oscars. Another 92 wins & 121 nominations. See more awards »

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(2006)
Hellboy Writer
(2004)
(2017)
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  Nightmare Alley (screenplay) (announced)
 2021 Pinocchio (screenplay) (pre-production)
 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)
- Terra Incognita Part One (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:

Novel: "The Night Eternal" (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:

5' 10" (1.78 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:

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:

Use of gothic architecture in his production designs See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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