Guillermo Del Toro

Film director, Screenwriter, Producer
As part of the wave of Mexican filmmakers who have made an indelible mark upon American cinema in the 1990s, director Guillermo del Toro - along with compatriots Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu, and Alfonso Cuarn - attained a ... Read more »
Born: 10/08/1964 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, MX

Filmography

Producer (25)

Pacific Rim 2 2017 (Movie)

(Producer)

Crimson Peak 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Strain 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Book of Life 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Call of the Sea 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mama 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Pacific Rim 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rise of the Guardians 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Puss In Boots 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rage 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biutiful 2010 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Los Ojos de Julia 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Splice 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rudo y Cursi 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Alma 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cosas insignificantes 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

While She Was Out 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Orphanage 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cronicas 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Blade II 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Un Embrujo 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Born (Movie)

(Producer)

Hellboy: Blood and Iron (TV Show)

Producer

Hellboy: Sword of Storms (TV Show)

Producer
Writer (17)

Pacific Rim 2 2017 (Movie)

(Story By)

Pacific Rim 2 2017 (Movie)

(current draft) (Screenplay)

Crimson Peak 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pacific Rim 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hellboy II: The Golden Army 2008 (Movie)

(Story By)

Hellboy II: The Golden Army 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pan's Labyrinth 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hellboy 2004 (Movie)

(Story By)

Hellboy 2004 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Devil's Backbone 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mimic 1997 (Movie)

from screen story (From Story)

Mimic 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cronos 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (16)

Bullfighter 2014 (Movie)

Bull Boy (cameo appearence) (Actor)

Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Book of Life 2014 (Movie)

Land Of The Remembered Captain's Wife (Voice)

The Director's Chair 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Drew: The Man Behind the Poster 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark 2011 (Movie)

Creature Voice (Voice)

Puss In Boots 2011 (Movie)

Moustache Man/Comandante (Voice)

The 2010 Video Game Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Scream 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Quantum of Solace 2008 (Movie)

Additional Voice (Actor)

Boogeymen II: Masters of Horror 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Hellboy 2004 (Movie)

Voices of Baby Hellboy, Kroenen and Samuel (Actor)

Mimic 1997 (Movie)

Performer (Voice)
Director (12)

Pacific Rim 2 2017 (Movie)

(Director)

Crimson Peak 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Pacific Rim 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Hellboy II: The Golden Army 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Pan's Labyrinth 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Hellboy 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Blade II 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

The Devil's Backbone 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Mimic 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Cronos 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Geometria 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Dona Lupe 1984 (Movie)

(Director)
Sound (1)

Hellboy II: The Golden Army 2008 (Movie)

Creature Vocals (ADR)
Production Management (1)

Dona Herlinda y su hijo 1983 (Movie)

(Production Manager)
Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (1)

Cabeza de Vaca 1992 (Movie)

special effects makeup (Makeup)
Other (6)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 (Movie)

Project Consultant (Consultant)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013 (Movie)

Project Consultant (Consultant)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 (Movie)

Project Consultant (Consultant)

Kung Fu Panda 2 2011 (Movie)

(Creative Consultant)

Megamind 2010 (Movie)

(Creative Consultant)

Amores Perros 2001 (Movie)

consultant editor (Consultant)

Biography

As part of the wave of Mexican filmmakers who have made an indelible mark upon American cinema in the 1990s, director Guillermo del Toro - along with compatriots Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón - attained a remarkable level of critical and box-office success in an environment not conducive to international filmmaking. Unlike his peers, however, del Toro steered away from making art house films about his native Mexico, focusing instead on helming old-fashioned horror movies. Bursting onto the scene with his first effort, "Cronos" (1993), del Toro learned how to deal with Hollywood the hard way with his first studio effort, "Mimic" (1997). After directing "The Devil's Backbone" (2001), a return to independent film and his native Mexico, he took on Hollywood a second time with "Blade II" (2002), only this time with more success. His critically acclaimed adaptation of the comic book "Hellboy" (2004) was followed by the critically acclaimed "Pan's Labyrinth" (2006), a stark, but dream-like horror fantasy that earned three Academy Awards and helped to make del Toro a rare success in both the United States and his homeland. He went on to direct the successful sequel "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" (2008) while stepping into a producer's role for "Biutiful" (2010) and "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" (2011). Whether as a writer, director, producer and even novelist, del Toro drew upon an eclectic mix of horror, science fiction and fantasy to create unique and sometimes bizarre films that earned him a loyal following.

Relationships

Lorenza Newton

Wife
Met when they were both studying at the Guadalajara School of Sciences

Mariana del Toro

Daughter
Mother, Lorenza Newton

Marisa del Toro

Daughter
Mother, Lorenza Newton

Federico del Toro

Father
Abducted 1997 in Guadalajara, Mexico; after Don Federico was eventually released safely, the family moved abroad

EDUCATION

University of Guadalajara

Milestones

2013

Directed the big-budget sci-fi movie "Pacific Rim"

2013

Executive produced the horror movie "Mama"

2012

Co-wrote "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien; originally slated to direct; stepped down and replaced by Peter Jackson

2012

Executive produced animated feature "Rise of the Guardians"

2011

Executive produced and voiced several characters in "Shrek" (2001) spin-off "Puss in Boots"

2010

Produced Alejandro González Iñárritu's Spanish language film "Biutiful"

2009

Co-wrote The Strain with thriller novelist Chuck Hogan

2008

Helmed sequel "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" with Perlman in starring role

2007

Formed an independent production company with fellow Mexican filmmakers Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu

2007

Signed a deal with Universal's Focus Features to finance and co-own five movies, which had combined budget of around $100 million

2007

Produced Spanish film "The Orphanage"

2006

Garnered Academy Award nomination for original screenplay for "Pan's Labyrinth"; also directed

2004

Wrote and directed the comic book adaptation "Hellboy"; starred Ron Perlman in the title role

2001

Helmed vampire action film "Blade II" starring Wesley Snipes; again collaborated with Ron Perlman

2001

Directed critically acclaimed gothic horror film "The Devil's Backbone"; again collaborated with Federico Luppi

1997

Directed the American produced "Mimic"

1992

Made writing and directing debut with "Cronos"; first collaboration with Federico Luppi and Ron Perlman

Bonus Trivia

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"Undeniably, I am in love with monsters, the way Fellini was in love with a particular type of human," del Toro recounting how the Italian filmmaker would wander the streets of Rome in search of the right faces to put on screen."The same plasticity is searched for by me in the monster realm. There is a great word, which is teratology, the study of monsters. I have a teratological fascination with these creatures. The inventory of them grows and grows with every movie." – from The Associated Press, July 8, 2008

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"This guy's imagery, what he's able to put in the frame, puts him in a class with the true greats of cinema, the Kurosawas, the John Fords, the Francis Coppolas." – Ron Perlman, who reprises his titular role on del Toro's "Hellboy," from The Associated Press, July 8, 2008

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Del Toro co-founded the Guadalajara-based Mexican Film Festival.

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