Guillermo del Toro
Danielle Levitt
United States Mexico
2018

Mirada

Guillermo
del
Toro

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 Directing 'Pinocchio' for Netflix

Guillermo del Toro Directing 'Pinocchio' for Netflix

Fresh off his Oscar win for "The Shape of Water," Guillermo del Toro is set to make his animated feature film directing debut. Del Toro has received the green light from Netflix to film "Pinocchio," a stop motion musical version of the classic children's tale about a puppet who wants to be a real live boy. He will write and produce the film in addition to directing it. The film will be set in Italy during the 1930s, a particularly...

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