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Guillermo del Toro

Film Director / Screenwriter / Novelist / Film Producer / Television Producer / Make-up Artist | * 10/09/1964 (59) | Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
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Guillermo del Toro Gómez (Spanish: [ɡiˈʝeɾmo ðel ˈtoɾo]; born 9 October 1964) is a Mexican filmmaker, author, and makeup artist. A recipient of three Academy Awards and three BAFTA Awards, his work has been characterized by a strong connection to fairy tales and horror, with an effort to infuse visual or poetic beauty in the grotesque. He has had a lifelong fascination with monsters, which he considers symbols of great power. He is also known for his use of insectile and religious imagery, his themes of Catholicism, anti-fascism, and celebrating imperfection, underworld motifs, practical special effects, and dominant amber lighting. Throughout his career, del Toro has shifted between Spanish-language films—such as Cronos (1993), The Devil's Backbone (2001), and Pan's Labyrinth (2006)—and English-language films, including Mimic (1997), Blade II (2002), ()
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Guillermo del Toro Gómez (born 9 October 1964) is a Mexican filmmaker and author. A recipient of three Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, and an Emmy Award, his work has been characterized by a strong connection to fairy tales and horror, with an effort to infuse visual or poetic beauty in the grotesque. He has had a lifelong fascination with monsters, which he considers symbols of great power. He is also known for his use of insectile and religious imagery, the themes of Catholicism and celebrating imperfection, underworld and clockwork motifs, practical special effects, dominant amber lighting, and his frequent collaborations with actors Ron Perlman and Doug Jones.Throughout his career, del Toro has shifted between Spanish-language films—such as Cronos (1993), The Devil's Backbone (2001), and Pan's Labyrinth (2006)—and English-language films, including Mimic (1997), Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004) and its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), Pacific Rim (2013), Crimson Peak (2015), The Shape of Water (2017), Nightmare Alley (2021), and Pinocchio (2022).As a producer or writer, he worked on the films The Orphanage (2007), Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010), The Hobbit film series (2012–2014), Mama (2013), The Book of Life (2014), Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019), and The Witches (2020). In 2022, he created the Netflix anthology horror series Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities, featuring a collection of classical horror stories.With Chuck Hogan, he co-authored The Strain trilogy of novels (2009–2011), later adapted into a comic-book series (2011–15) and a live-action television series (2014–17). With DreamWorks Animation and Netflix, he created the animated franchise Tales of Arcadia, which includes the series Trollhunters (2016–18), 3Below (2018–19), and Wizards (2020), and the sequel film Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans (2021). Also with DreamWorks, he executive produced Puss in Boots (2011), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Rise of the Guardians (2012), and Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016).Del Toro is close friends with fellow Mexican filmmakers Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro G. Iñárritu, and they are collectively known as "The Three Amigos of Cinema." He was included in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018, and he received a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Drama | Horror

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Awards & Nominations for Guillermo del Toro

BAFTA Award for Best Direction Nebula Award Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Saturn Awards Golden Lion Science Fiction Hall of Fame Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Director Golden Globe Awards Academy Award for Best Director Time 100 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature The George Pal Memorial Award Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for Best Director 2x Academy Award for Best Picture Palme d'Or Academy Award for Best Animated Feature
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Movies with Guillermo del Toro as Actor(64)

as Sé stesso2023 Dario Argento Panico
as himself2019 Love, Antosha
as himself2017 78/52
as himself2017 Five Came Back
as himself2014 Lennon or McCartney
as Land of the Remembered Captain's Wife (voice)2014 The Book of Life
as himself2013 Spanish Gothic
as Narrator (voice) (segment 'The Pit and the Pendulum')2013 Extraordinary Tales
as Gamborimbo Ponx (voice)2012 El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza
as himself2012 Men in Suits
as Comandante / Hombre del bigote (voice)2011 Puss in Boots
as Creature (Voice)2010 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
as himself2008 A history of violence
as Creature Vocals (voice) (uncredited)2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army
as himself2008 El último truco
as Additional Voices (voice)2008 Quantum of Solace
as Newsreader (voice) (uncredited)2007 Diary of the Dead
as himself2007 The Power of Myth
as himself2007 Pan and the Fairies
as Contacto Giannina (scenes deleted)2005 Torrente 3: The Protector
as Guy Dressed as Dragon (uncredited)2004 Hellboy
as himself2002 Masters of Horror
as Bullboy #22000 Bullfighter
as Man Walking Dog (uncredited)1993 Cronos

TV Shows/Series with Guillermo del Toro as Actor(12)

as Self - Host (uncredited)2022 Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities
as himself2019 Elvis Goes There
as El Toro2018 Barry
as himself2014 The Director's Chair
as himself2014 The Game Awards
as himself2002 HypaSpace
as Himself (voice)1989 The Simpsons

Movies with Guillermo del Toro as Crew(108)

Directing/Director2023 Zanbato
Directing/Director2023 Dr. Frankenstein
Production/Producer2023 Dr. Frankenstein
Writing/Screenplay2023 Dr. Frankenstein
Production/Producer2023 Scary Stories 2 Tell in the Dark
Production/Producer2023 The Bloody Benders
Directing/Director2023 The Buried Giant
Production/Producer2023 The Buried Giant
Writing/Screenplay2023 The Buried Giant
Directing/Assistant Director2023 The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial
Directing/Director2022 Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
Production/Producer2022 Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
Writing/Screenplay2022 Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
Writing/Screenstory2022 Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
Directing/Director2021 Nightmare Alley
Production/Producer2021 Nightmare Alley
Writing/Screenplay2021 Nightmare Alley
Production/Producer2021 Antlers
Production/Producer2021 Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans
Writing/Screenplay2021 Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans
Writing/Original Series Creator2021 Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans
Production/Producer2020 Roald Dahl's The Witches
Writing/Screenplay2020 Roald Dahl's The Witches
Production/Producer2019 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Production/Producer2018 Pacific Rim: Uprising
Directing/Director2017 The Shape of Water
Production/Producer2017 The Shape of Water
Writing/Screenplay2017 The Shape of Water
Writing/Story2017 The Shape of Water
Production/Executive Producer2016 Kung Fu Panda 3
Directing/Director2015 Crimson Peak
Production/Producer2015 Crimson Peak
Writing/Writer2015 Crimson Peak
Production/Producer2015 The Thin Yellow Line
Production/Producer2014 The Book of Life
Crew/Thanks2013 Gravity
Directing/Director2013 Pacific Rim
Production/Producer2013 Pacific Rim
Writing/Screenplay2013 Pacific Rim
Production/Executive Producer2013 Mama
Production/Executive Producer2012 The Captured Bird
Writing/Screenplay2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Production/Executive Producer2012 Rise of the Guardians
Production/Executive Producer2011 Puss in Boots
Crew/Creative Consultant2010 Megamind
Production/Producer2010 Biutiful
Production/Producer2010 Julia's Eyes
Production/Producer2010 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Writing/Screenplay2010 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Production/Producer2009 Splice
Production/Producer2009 Rage
Crew/Thanks2009 District 9
Production/Producer2008 Rudo & Cursi
Production/Producer2008 Cosas insignificantes
Production/Executive Producer2008 While She Was Out
Directing/Director2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Writing/Screenplay2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Crew/Thanks2007 Year of the Nail
Writing/Creative Producer2007 Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron
Crew/Thanks2007 Diary of the Dead
Production/Executive Producer2007 The Orphanage
Directing/Director2006 Pan's Labyrinth
Production/Producer2006 Pan's Labyrinth
Writing/Screenplay2006 Pan's Labyrinth
Writing/Creative Producer2006 Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms
Crew/Fight Choreographer2004 Hellboy
Directing/Director2004 Hellboy
Writing/Screenplay2004 Hellboy
Production/Producer2004 Crónicas
Production/Executive Producer2002 I Murder Seriously
Directing/Director2002 Blade II
Directing/Director2001 The Devil's Backbone
Writing/Screenplay2001 The Devil's Backbone
Crew/Thanks2001 Y Tu Mamá También
Editing/Editorial Coordinator2000 Amores Perros
Production/Producer1999 Un Embrujo
Directing/Director1997 Mimic
Writing/Screenplay1997 Mimic
Writing/Screenstory1997 Mimic
Crew/Makeup Effects1995 Algunas nubes
Directing/Director1993 Cronos
Writing/Screenplay1993 Cronos
Costume & Make-Up/Makeup Effects Designer1991 Cabeza de Vaca
Crew/Makeup Effects1990 Dying in the Gulf
Writing/Storyboard1990 Dying in the Gulf
Costume & Make-Up/Special Effects Makeup Artist1989 Goitia: A God for Himself
Costume & Make-Up/Special Effects Makeup Artist1989 Love Lies
Crew/Makeup Effects1989 Love Lies
Directing/Director1987 Geometry
Production/Producer1987 Geometry
Writing/Writer1987 Geometry
Directing/First Assistant Director1987 Obdulia
Directing/Director1986 Mrs. Lupe
Editing/Assistant Editor1986 Mrs. Lupe
Production/Executive Producer1986 Mrs. Lupe
Production/Casting1986 Mrs. Lupe
Writing/Screenplay1986 Mrs. Lupe
Production/Executive Producer1985 Doña Herlinda and Her Son

TV Shows/Series with Guillermo del Toro as Crew(21)

Production/Executive Producer2022 Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities
Writing/Writer2020 Wizards: Tales of Arcadia
Writing/Teleplay2020 Wizards: Tales of Arcadia
Production/Executive Producer2020 Wizards: Tales of Arcadia
Creator/Creator2020 Wizards: Tales of Arcadia
Production/Executive Producer2018 3Below: Tales of Arcadia
Creator/Creator2018 3Below: Tales of Arcadia
Directing/Director2016 Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia
Writing/Teleplay2016 Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia
Production/Executive Producer2016 Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia
Creator/Creator2016 Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia
Writing/Writer2014 The Strain
Directing/Director2014 The Strain
Creator/Creator2014 The Strain
Production/Producer2010 BlackBoxTV Presents
Directing/Director1988 The Marked Hour
Writing/Writer1988 The Marked Hour

Additional Information

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Full Name: Guillermo del Toro
Citizenship: Mexico
Born: Friday, 10/09 1964 (October) in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico) (current age: 59 years + 139 days)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN), Spanish (ES, native language)
Member of: Writers Guild of America, West
Other names for Guillermo del Toro (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"기예르모 델 토로"
"Γκιγιέρμο Ντελ Τόρο"
"ギレルモ・デル・トロ"
"ギジェルモ・デル・トーロ"
"El rey de los Monstruos" (Nickname)
Guillermo del Toro frequently works together with these people:
Tress MacNeille (36x, Actress)
Javier Soto (25x, Crew)
Pamela Hayden (23x, Actress)
Mike Mignola (22x, Crew)
Alfonso Cuarón (18x, Crew)
Maggie Roswell (17x, Actress)
Peter Jackson (14x, Crew)
Ron Perlman (13x, Actor)
Doug Jones (13x, Actor)
Harry Tyler (11x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:299, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/22/2024