Guillermo del Toro
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Co-Founder / Principal / Director / Producer / Writer

The Mexican writer-director-producer-novelist turned his lifelong love of gothic horror into an award-winning catalog, capped most recently by his 2017 big-screen look at the romance between a mute woman and a sea monster, “The Shape of Water,” which took the best picture trophy and won him best director. Since bursting onto the scene with first feature, “Cronos,” he has moved easily between Spanish-language independent films that tap into horror and fairy tales and increasingly mainstream, big-budget studio productions, with credits that include the acclaimed “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “The Devil’s Backbone,” “Pacific Rim” and “Hellboy.” He’s busy in TV, too, co-creating FX’s “The Strain,” which ran from 2014 to 2017, and working with Netflix on “Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight” and animated series “Trollhunters.”

Career

  • THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
  • CRIMSON PEAK
  • THE SHAPE OF WATER

Education

  • Centro de Investigación y Estudios Cinematográficos (Mexico)

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Guillermo del Toro's 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' Movie Sets Cast

Guillermo del Toro's 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' Movie Sets Cast

Guillermo del Toro's "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" adaptation has cast Michael Garza, Austin Abrams, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur and Natalie Ganzhorn with production to start this week.Del Toro is producing the teen thriller with his "Shape of Water" producer J. Miles Dale. Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of Hivemind and Elizabeth Grave are also producing. CBS Films and Entertainment One are co-financing.André Øvredal is directing from a script by del Toro and the teams of Daniel and...

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