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Guillermo del Toro is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Casting, Assistant Editor, Makeup Effects Designer and Makeup Effects Mexicain born on 9 october 1964 at Guadalajara (Mexique)

Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro
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Birth name Guillermo del Toro Gómez
Nationality Mexique
Birth 9 october 1964 (54 years) at Guadalajara (Mexique)
Creator of Cha Cha Cha Films

Guillermo del Toro Gómez ([ɡiˈʝeɾmo ðel ˈtoɾo]; born October 9, 1964) is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. In his filmmaking career, del Toro has alternated between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such as the gothic horror film The Devil's Backbone (2001), and Pan's Labyrinth (2006), and more mainstream American action movies, such as the vampire superhero action film Blade II (2002), the supernatural superhero film Hellboy (2004), its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), and the science fiction monster film Pacific Rim (2013).

In addition to his directing works, del Toro is a prolific producer, his producing works including acclaimed and/or successful films such as The Orphanage (2007), Julia's Eyes (2010), Biutiful (2010), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Puss in Boots (2011), and Mama (2013). He was originally chosen by Peter Jackson to direct The Hobbit films; he left the project due to production problems but was still credited as co-writer for his numerous contributions to the script.

Del Toro's work is characterised by a strong connection to fairy tales and horror, with an effort to infuse visual or poetic beauty. He has a lifelong fascination with monsters, which he considers symbols of great power. Del Toro is known for his use of insectile and religious imagery, the themes of Catholicism and celebrating imperfection, underworld and clockwork motifs, practical special effects, dominant amber lighting, and his frequent collaborations with actors Ron Perlman and Doug Jones.

Biography

He is married to Lorenza Newton, cousin of Mexican singer Guadalupe Pineda. He started dating Lorenza when both were studying at the Guadalajara School of Sciences. He currently lives in Agoura Hills, California with his wife and two daughters Mariana and Marisa. In addition to the home in which he lives with his family, he owns a separate house exclusively to house his books, poster artwork and other belongings pertaining to his work, explaining, "As a kid, I dreamed of having a house with secret passages and a room where it rained 24 hours a day. The point of being over 40 is to fulfill the desires you've been harboring since you were 7."

In a 2007 interview, del Toro described his political position as "a little too liberal." He pointed out that the villains in most of his films, such as the industrialist in Cronos, the Nazis in Hellboy, and the Francoists in Pan's Labyrinth, are united by the common attribute of authoritarianism. "I hate structure. I'm completely anti-structural in terms of believing in institutions. I hate them. I hate any institutionalised social, religious, or economic holding."

In 2009, in an interview with Charlie Rose, del Toro described his Roman Catholic upbringing as excessively "morbid," saying, "I mercifully lapsed as a Catholic, I say, but as Buñuel used to say, 'I'm an atheist, thank God.'" Though insisting that he is spiritually "not with Buñuel" and that "once a Catholic, always a Catholic, in a way," he followed by saying, "I believe in man. I believe in mankind, as the worst and the best that has happened to this world." He has also responded to the observation that he views his art as his religion by saying, "It is. To me, art and storytelling serve primal, spiritual functions in my daily life. Whether I'm telling a bedtime story to my kids or trying to mount a movie or write a short story or a novel, I take it very seriously."

In 2010, del Toro revealed that he was a fan of video games, describing them as "the comic books of our time" and "a medium that gains no respect among the intelligentsia." He has stated that the only games he considers masterpieces are Ico and Shadow of the Colossus.

Del Toro's favorite film monsters are Frankenstein's monster, the Alien, Gill-man, Godzilla, and the Thing. Frankenstein in particular has a special meaning for him, in both film and literature, as he claims he has a "Frankenstein fetish to a degree that is unhealthy," and that it's "the most important book of my life, so you know if I get to it, whenever I get to it, it will be the right way."

In an interview with Robert K. Elder for his book The Best Film You've Never Seen, del Toro explains his careful methodology: “I’m as thorough and as well-prepared as I can be in my filmmaking, and that came from the discipline of having to work as a make-up effects artist many, many, many times in my life.”

Best films

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
(Scriptwriter)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
(Scriptwriter)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
(Ecrivain)
Gravity (2013)
(Thanks)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
(Executive producer)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
(Thanks)

Usually with

Mike Mignola
Mike Mignola
(5 films)
Doug Jones
Doug Jones
(8 films)
Ron Perlman
Ron Perlman
(8 films)
Montse Ribé
Montse Ribé
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Guillermo del Toro (53 films)

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Actor

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, 2h17
Directed by James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, David Bautista, Benicio del Toro
Roles Earth Citizen (uncredited)
Rating76% 3.849973.849973.849973.849973.84997
Après leurs premières aventures où ils ont affronté Ronan, les Gardiens de la Galaxie voyagent entre les planètes et vendent leurs services. Ils vont découvrir la mystérieuse filiation de Star-Lord.
The Book of Life, 1h35
Directed by Jorge R. Gutiérrez
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Romance
Themes Musical films, Children's films
Actors Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Cheech Marin
Roles Land of the Remembered Captain's Wife (voice)
Rating73% 3.650843.650843.650843.650843.65084
A museum tour guide named Mary Beth takes a group of children on a tour of Mexican folk myths and legends. She tells them the story of the Mexican town of San Angel from the Book of Life, which holds every story in the world.
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics
Genres Documentary, Action, Crime
Themes Documentary films about the visual arts, Superhero films
Actors Christopher Lee, Clancy Brown, Kevin Conroy, Claudia Black, Guillermo del Toro, Richard Donner
Roles Himself
Rating68% 3.440743.440743.440743.440743.44074
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics explores the roles that DC villains have had in shaping the stories that they appear in.
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities
Actors Drew Struzan, Harrison Ford, Guillermo del Toro, George Lucas, Michael J. Fox, Frank Darabont
Roles Himself
Rating74% 3.7386253.7386253.7386253.7386253.738625
The documentary features interviews with a number of people, including Struzan himself, his wife, Dylan Struzan, his son, Christian Struzan, directors Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro and George Lucas, and actors Harrison Ford and Michael J. Fox. The film follows Struzan's career painting movie posters for films such as Star Wars, The Thing, Back to the Future, the Indiana Jones franchise, and the Harry Potter franchise.
El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza, 1h36
Genres Comedy, Animation
Actors Daniel Giménez Cacho, Héctor Jiménez, Regina Orozco, Guillermo del Toro, José María Yazpik, Bruno Bichir
Roles Gamborimbo Ponx
Rating62% 3.146743.146743.146743.146743.14674
El Santos, a fighter with an declining career, stoned and overweight, suffers from his recent divorce from La Tetona Mendoza, a voluptuous and feisty wild female wrestler. To get out of his depression, El Santos began a campaign to help Sahuayo Zombies. However, his philanthropic campaign soon became a very profitable business that leverages Santos for their benefit. The population suffers a zombie plague and La Tetona Mendoza threatens Santos if he doesn't eliminate the zombie invasion. However, El Peyote Asesino (eternal rival of Santos) gets rid of the zombies and therefore the affection of La Tetona. Soon the world realizes that being without zombies is worse than anyone could have ever imagined and the only way to save the nation is regenerating the zombie population. El Santos finds that his sidekick, El Cabo, is half human and half zombie (one of his parents was one) and by spreading his DNA the manage to start a zombie infection and save the day.
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, 1h28
Directed by Morgan Spurlock
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Seth Rogen, Adrianne Curry, Kevin Smith, Corey Feldman, Kenneth Branagh, Thomas Jane
Roles Himself
Rating69% 3.4962353.4962353.4962353.4962353.496235
Presented by Stan Lee and Joss Whedon, and directed by Morgan Spurlock, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope explores the phenomenon of the San Diego Comic-Con International, which began as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans. The event has grown into an annual pop culture event that influences every form of entertainment and is attended by over 140,000 people. The film follows the lives of five attendees as they prepare to attend the 2010 convention, which is characterized as "the ultimate geek mecca":
Puss in Boots, 1h30
Directed by Chris Miller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about cats, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Virginie Efira, Constance Marie
Roles Moustache Man / Comandate (voice)
Rating65% 3.298643.298643.298643.298643.29864
Puss in Boots is a talking cat named for his wearing boots and is a fugitive on the run from the law, looking to restore his lost honour. He learns that the outlaw couple Jack and Jill have the magic beans he's been looking for most of his life, beans that can lead him to a giant's castle holding valuable golden goose eggs. When Puss tries to steal them from the outlaws' room, female cat Kitty Softpaws interrupts, and both fail. Kitty is allied with Humpty Alexander Dumpty, a talking egg and Puss' long-estranged childhood friend from the orphanage where he was raised. Puss tells Kitty his origin story and of his feelings of betrayal for a youthful misadventure when Humpty tricked Puss into helping commit a bank robbery in his hometown of San Ricardo; Puss has been on the run since. Humpty convinces Puss to join them in finding the beans and retrieving the golden eggs.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Bailee Madison, Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Jack Thompson, Alan Dale, Julia Blake
Rating55% 2.799532.799532.799532.799532.79953
At Blackwood Manor in Providence County, Rhode Island, renowned wildlife painter Lord Blackwood summons his housekeeper into the basement where he reluctantly kills her with a hammer and chisel. He removes her teeth, as well as his own, and offers them to mysterious creatures down an ash pit within an old fireplace; however, the creatures demand the teeth of children. Blackwood begs for them to give back his kidnapped son, only to be dragged down the ash pit by the creatures.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army, 2h
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films set in the future, Demons in film, Superhero films, Political films, Dystopian films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Disaster films
Actors Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor, John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane
Rating69% 3.498213.498213.498213.498213.49821
During Christmas 1955, an 11-year-old Hellboy is told a bedtime story by his adoptive father, Trevor Broom, involving an ancient war between man and magical creatures, started by man's greed. After defeat of the magical creatures' forces, the master of the goblin blacksmiths offers to build an indestructible mechanical army for the elven King Balor. Encouraged by his son Prince Nuada, Balor orders the building of this Golden Army. The humans are devastated by the army. Balor is ridden with guilt and forms a truce with the humans: Man will keep his cities and the magical creatures will keep their forests. Nuada does not agree with the truce and leaves in exile. The magical crown controlling the army is broken into three pieces, one going to the humans and the other two kept by the elves.
Quantum of Solace, 1h46
Directed by Michael G. Wilson, Marc Forster, Barbara Broccoli
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Films about children, Environmental films, Spy films, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, Eco-terrorism in fiction
Actors Daniel Craig, Mathieu Amalric, Olga Kurylenko, Gemma Arterton, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright
Rating65% 3.2976353.2976353.2976353.2976353.297635
James Bond is driving from Lake Garda to Siena, Italy, with the captured Mr. White in the boot of his car. After evading pursuers, Bond and M interrogate White regarding his organization, Quantum. M's bodyguard Craig Mitchell, a double agent, attacks M, enabling White to escape. Bond chases Mitchell and kills him. Bond and M return to London and search Mitchell's flat, discovering through tagged banknotes that Mitchell had a contact in Haiti. Bond tracks the contact, Edmund Slate, and learns that Slate is a hitman sent to kill Camille Montes at the behest of her lover, environmentalist Dominic Greene. While observing her subsequent meeting with Greene, Bond learns that Greene is helping an exiled Bolivian General, Medrano—who murdered Camille's family—to overthrow his government and become the new president in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of desert.
Diary of the Dead, 1h35
Directed by George A. Romero
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Shawn Roberts, Joshua Close, Michelle Morgan, Joe Dinicol, Scott Wentworth, Tatiana Maslany
Roles Présentateur des nouvelles (voix)
Rating56% 2.8494052.8494052.8494052.8494052.849405
The film begins with footage from a news cameraman and reporter, who are covering a story about an immigrant man killing his wife and son before committing suicide. The son and wife turn into zombies and kill several medical personnel and police officers but leave one medic and a reporter bitten before being killed. The narrator, Debra, explains most of the footage was never broadcast, but was recorded by the cameraman.
Hellboy
Hellboy (2004)
, 2h2
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Demons in film, Superhero films, Films about psychiatry, Political films, Dystopian films, Steampunk films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Disaster films
Actors Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, Karel Roden, Rupert Evans, John Hurt
Roles Ivan Klimatovich (voice; uncredited)
Rating68% 3.447883.447883.447883.447883.44788
In 1944, the Nazis build a dimensional portal off the coast of Scotland. With the help of Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin, they intend to free the Ogdru Jahad—monstrous entities imprisoned in deep space—to aid them in defeating the Allies. Rasputin knows this will be an apocalyptic event that he believes will create a paradise. He opens the portal with the aid of his disciples, Ilsa von Haupstein and Obersturmbannführer Karl Ruprecht Kroenen, member of the Thule Society and Adolf Hitler's top assassin. An Allied team is sent to destroy the portal, guided by young Trevor Bruttenholm, who is well-versed in the occult. The German team is killed and the portal is destroyed—in the process absorbing Rasputin—while Haupstein and Kroenen escape. The Allied team discovers that an infant demon with a right hand of stone came through the portal; they dub him "Hellboy" and Bruttenholm adopts him.
Cronos
Cronos (1993)
, 1h34
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Vampires in film
Actors Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Margarita Isabel, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos
Roles un passant dans la rue avec sa femme (caméo)
Rating66% 3.3493153.3493153.3493153.3493153.349315
In the year 1536, an alchemist in Veracruz developed a mechanism that could give eternal life. In 1937, an old building collapsed and the alchemist with marble white skin is killed when his heart is pierced by the debris. Investigators never revealed what else was discovered in the building: basins filled with blood from a corpse.

Director

The Shape of Water, 2h3
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Politique, Films about disabilities, Political films, Steampunk films, Personne sourde ou muette, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lauren Lee Smith, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins
Rating72% 3.648813.648813.648813.648813.64881
Sans famille, Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins) a été trouvée, enfant, dans une rivière. Elle porte au cou des cicatrices semblant témoigner de violences exercées sur son larynx, qui expliqueraient qu'elle soit muette. Elle vit dans une grande solitude, tout comme son voisin de palier Giles (Richard Jenkins), un vieil homosexuel, illustrateur publicitaire sans emploi.