Guillermo del Toro
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Mirada, Del Toro Productions


Co-Founder / Principal / Director / Producer / Writer

A lifelong devotee of the gothic horror genre, the Mexican writer-director-producer-novelist has established himself as a bankable A-lister with a loyal following of fanboys Since bursting onto the scene and winning the Critic’s Prize at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival for his first feature, “Cronos,” he has moved back and forth easily between independent Spanish-language films that tap into the horror and fairy tale genres and increasingly more mainstream big-budget studio productions, with credits that include the acclaimed “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Mimic,” “The Devil’s Backbone,” “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” “Pacific Rim” and the “Hellboy” and “Blade” franchises.

A prolific producer, his diverse projects include “Biutiful,” “The Orphanage,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “Julai’s Eyes” and “Puss in Boots.” He was hired by Peter Jackson to direct “The Hobbit,” and while Jackson ultimately took over helming the entire franchise due to extended production delays, del Toro is credited as co-writer on two of the series. He created the TV series “The Strain” based on the first of three vampire novels he co-wrote with Chuck Hogan, and is releasing his fantasy “The Shape of Water” in 2017.




  • Centro de Investigación y Estudios Cinematográficos (Mexico)

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Guillermo del Toro Calls 'The Shape of Water' a New Type of 'Beauty and the Beast'

Guillermo del Toro Calls 'The Shape of Water' a New Type of 'Beauty and the Beast'

Stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, and Michael Stuhlbarg brought an air -- nay, a wave -- of beauty to Beverly Hills' Samuel Goldwyn Theater at Wednesday night's premiere of "The Shape of Water."Co-written by Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, the sci-fi fairy tale tells the story of Elisa (Hawkins), a mute woman in 1960s Cold War America who falls in love with an amphibian man that is the subject of a classified government experiment."The idea was...


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