Guillermo del Toro

BirthDay:

09 Oct 1964

BirthPlace:

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Bio:

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 executive produced his first feature, Dona Herlinda and Her Son (1986). Del Toro spent almost 10 years as a makeup supervisor, and formed his own company, Necropia in the early 1980s. He also produced and directed Mexican television programs at this time, and taught film.

del Toro got his first big break when Cronos (1993) won nine academy awards in Mexico, then went on to win the International Critics Week prize at Cannes. Following this success, del Toro made his first Hollywood film, Mimic (1997), starring Mira Sorvino.

del Toro had some unfortunate experiences working with a demanding Hollywood studio on Mimic (1997), and returned to Mexico to form his own production company, The Tequila Gang.

Next for del Toro, was The Devil's Backbone (2001), a Spanish Civil War ghost story. The film was hailed by critics and audiences alike, and del Toro decided to give Hollywood another try. In 2002, he directed the Wesley Snipes vampire sequel, Blade II (2002).

On a roll, Del Toro followed up Blade II (2002) with another successful comic-book inspired film, Hellboy (2004), starring one of Del Toro's favorite actors, Ron Perlman.

Married with children, del Toro lives in Los Angeles.
Filmography

Actor ( 60 credits )

Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself - Director (1 episode, 2015)
The Book of Life (2014) Land of the Remembered Captain's Wife (voice)
The Director's Chair (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Extraordinary Tales (2013) (voice)
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster (2013) Himself
The Nerdist (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Showreel (2013)  Himself - Special Guest (1 episode, 2013)
El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza (2012) Gamborimbo Ponx (voice)
The Hollywood Fast Lane (2012)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2013)
Vivir de cine (2012)  Himself (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
MSN Exclusives (2012)  Himself (2013)
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011) Himself - Director of Hellboy
Puss in Boots (2011) Moustache Man / Comandante (voice)
NerdHQ (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010) Creature (voice)
El duque (2010) Himself
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Viva la muerte! Autopsie du nouveau cinéma fantastique espagnol (2009) Himself
El último truco (2008) Himself
Quantum of Solace (2008) Additional Voices (voice)
Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (2008) Himself
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) Creature Vocals (voice) (uncredited)
Diary of the Dead (2007) Newsreader (voice) (uncredited)
Página 2 (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Conquistando Hollywood (2007)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007)  Newsreader (archive footage) (1 episode, 2013)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2007-2013)
Trailers from Hell (2007)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Carta blanca (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Canal+ en Hollywood (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Taller Canal+ (2006)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2006)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)  Pappy McPoyle (1 episode, 2012)
The Colbert Report (2005)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2010)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2009-2013)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Cinema mil (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
Noche Hache (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Hellboy (2004) Guy Dressed as Dragon (uncredited)
The Culture Show (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
Miradas 2 (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
LatiNation (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Noin (2003) Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Shootout (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
HypaSpace (2002)  Himself (3 episodes, 2006)
Silenci? (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Movie Loft (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Bullfighter (2000) Bullboy #2
Versión española (1998)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2004)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
La mirada crítica (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Caiga quien caiga (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
Late Review (1994)  Himself - Cultural Highlights Interviewee (1 episode,
Mezamashi terebi (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Cronos (1993) Man Walking Dog (uncredited)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2006-2013)
Troldspejlet (1989)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2008-2009)

Producer ( 36 credits )

How to Train Your Dragon 3 (2018) executive producer
Pacific Rim: Maelstrom (2018) producer
Rings (2017) executive producer
The Shape of Water (2017) producer
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) executive producer
Trollhunters (2016) producer
Crimson Peak (2015) producer
The Thin Yellow Line (2015) producer
The Book of Life (2014) producer
The Strain (2014) executive producer (13 episodes, 2014)
Pacific Rim (2013) producer
Mama (2013) executive producer
The Captured Bird (2012) executive producer
Rise of the Guardians (2012) executive producer
Puss in Boots (2011) executive producer
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) executive producer
Julia's Eyes (2010) producer
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010) producer
Megamind (2010) creative consultant
Biutiful (2010) associate producer
Splice (2009) executive producer
Rage (2009) producer
Insignificant Things (2008) producer
While She Was Out (2008) executive producer (as Guillermo Del Toro)
Rudo y Cursi (2008) producer
The Orphanage (2007) executive producer
Pan's Labyrinth (2006) producer
Cronicas (2004) producer
I Murder Seriously (2002) executive producer
The Devil's Backbone (2001) executive producer
Un embrujo (1998) producer
Geometria (1987) producer
Dona Herlinda and Her Son (1985) executive producer
Doña Lupe (1985) executive producer
Pinocchio (0) producer
Justice League Dark (0) executive producer

Writer ( 20 credits )

Pacific Rim: Maelstrom (2018)
Trollhunters (2016) (screenplay)
Crimson Peak (2015) (screenplay) &
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) (screenplay)
The Strain (2014) (26 episodes, 2014-2015)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) (screenplay)
Pacific Rim (2013) (screenplay)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) (screenplay)
Dark Horse Motion Comics (2012) (1 episode, 2012)
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010) (screenplay) &
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006) (written by)
Hellboy (2004)
The Devil's Backbone (2001) (written by) and
Mimic (1997)
Cronos (1993) (screenplay)
Geometria (1987) (screenplay)
Hora Marcada (1986) (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
Doña Lupe (1985) (screenplay)
Pinocchio (0) (story)

Director ( 17 credits )

Pacific Rim: Maelstrom (2018)
The Shape of Water (2017)
Crimson Peak (2015)
The Strain (2014) (3 episodes, 2014)
Pacific Rim (2013)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Hellboy (2004)
Blade II (2002)
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
Mimic (1997)
Cronos (1993)
Geometria (1987)
Hora Marcada (1986) (5 episodes, 1986-1989)
Doña Lupe (1985)
Hellboy 3 (0) (rumored)
Pinocchio (0)

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Pacific Rim 2 Loses Charlie Hunnam

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