Guillermo del Toro Gómez (born October 9, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning 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 films The Devil's Backbone (2001) and Pan's Labyrinth (2006), and more mainstream American action films, such as the vampire superhero action film Blade II (2002), the supernatural superhero film Hellboy (2004), its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), Trollhunters (2016) and the science fiction monster film Pacific Rim (2013). His 2017 fantasy film The Shape of Water received critical acclaim and won a Golden Lion at the 74th Venice International Film Festival as well as the Academy Award for Best Picture. Del Toro received an Academy Award for Best Director for the film, as well as the Golden Globe, BAFTA, Critics' Choice, and Directors Guild of America.
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Guillermo del Toro Gómez
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|Date of birth||
9 October 1964
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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Film director, producer, screenwriter, novelist
5' 10" (178 cm)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Centro de Investigación y Estudios Cinematográficos, in Guadalajara
University of Guadalajara
Exile Entertainment (LA)
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