Guillermo del Toro
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Born on October 9, 1964, Guillermo del Toro is a Mexican director, screenwriter and producer who has developed his talents to direct, write and/or produce acclaimed films, such as Pan's Labyrinth,The Orphanage and the Hellboy franchise, among others.

Guillermo del Toro got his first taste of the film industry at the early age of 8, when he studied with famed special-effects make-up artist Dick Smith, known for his work on films such as The Godfather, The Exorcist and Amadeus. He also participated on La Hora Marcada, a cult series popular in Mexico. From there he went on to a role as a special effects make-up artist, a post he kept for 8 years. During this time he formed his own company, Necropia, and co-founded the Guadalajara International Film Festival.

Following 1993's Cronos, Miramax Studios gave him a big budget to make 1997's Mimic, a science fiction horror film incorporating the qualities of suspense that del Toro has always been fascinated by. From there on, Guillermo del Toro has participated as a director, producer, writer or any combination of the three, on a wide variety of films, ranging from comic book adaptations to historical fantasy and horror.

  • The Devil's Backbone
  • Blade II
  • Hellboy (whole franchise)
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • The Orphanage
  • Rudo y Cursi
  • Biutiful
  • The Hobbit (I and II)

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