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Guillermo del Toro

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9, 1964
Guadalajara, Mexico
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9, 1964 (age 55)
Guadalajara, Mexico


Director, producer and writer known for his work on such films as Pan's Labyrinth, Pacific RimThe Shape of Water and the Hellboy franchise. He received Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for The Shape of Water. 

Before Fame

He began learning about special effects when he was eight years old. He made his first short film, Doña Lupe, in 1985, then broke into the American market by directing Blade II in 2002.


His debut novel, The Strain, was published in 2009.

Family Life

He married Lorenza Newton in 1986. He has two daughters, Marisa and Mariana. In 1997, his father was kidnapped in Guadalajara. He was later returned safely. 

Associated With

He directed Ron Perlman in the Hellboy films, as well as in Pacific Rim, Blade II and Cronos.