Guillermo del Toro
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Guillermo
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Film Director

The Mexican writer-director-producer-novelist turned his love of gothic horror into an award-winning catalog, capped by his 2017 big-screen look at the romance between a mute woman and a sea monster, “The Shape of Water,” which took best picture and best director. Since bursting onto the scene with his first feature, “Cronos,” he has moved easily between Spanish-language indie films that tap into horror and fairy tales and increasingly 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)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Guillermo Del Toro Turns to His Past With 'Scary Stories' Footage

Guillermo Del Toro Turns to His Past With 'Scary Stories' Footage

Guillermo del Toro delved deep into his past Thursday to explain the profound hold that "Scary Stories in the Dark" has on him.“I basically was roaming through a bookstore, in San Antonio, Texas,” he said at a Hollywood event to launch the movie's teaser trailer. “I was in my early teens, and I came upon this volume that had an irresistible title: 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.' The cover illustration was so creepy, and I started browsing it,...

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