Guillermo del Toro
Danielle Levitt
United States Mexico
2019

Double Dare You

Guillermo
del
Toro

Film Director

Starting in his native Mexico three decades ago, del Toro created a brand of horror sci-fi — simultaneously forward thinking, fantastical, old-fashioned and twisted — that has remained consistent from his big-screen directorial debut “Cronos” (1993) to “The Shape of Water,” which earned him two Oscars in 2018 (best picture and best director). Since the latter triumph, he hasn’t slowed, writing an episode of Amazon Prime’s fantasy series “Carnival Row,” producing Scott Cooper’s upcoming supernatural thriller “Antlers,” co-writing the late-summer frightfest “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” and setting up deals to write and direct a dark re-imagining of “Pinocchio” for Netflix and a remake of “Nightmare Alley” for Fox Searchlight. In August, the auteur received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Career

  • PACIFIC RIM
  • CRIMSON PEAK
  • THE SHAPE OF WATER

Education

  • Centro de Investigación y Estudios Cinematográficos (Mexico)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Willem Dafoe Joins Guillermo Del Toro's 'Nightmare Alley'

Willem Dafoe Joins Guillermo Del Toro's 'Nightmare Alley'

Willem Dafoe has closed a deal to join Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in Guillermo del Toro's adaptation of “Nightmare Alley.”Collider had first reported that Dafoe was being considered for a role in the film, but sources now say the "Lighthouse" star has closed a deal to join the cast. The "At Eternity's Gate" Oscar nominee will play the head barker at a traveling carnival who gives Bradley Cooper's character a job, ushering him into a world of...

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