Guillermo Del Toro Gomez is a Mexican film director, producer, screenwriter and a novelist. He was born on 9th October 1964 in Mexico. From his teens, he developed an interest in filmmaking. He studied make-up and special effects for ten years and then formed his company, Necropia. He is also the co-founder of Guadalajara International Film Festival. He formed his production company in the name Tequila Gang.
He made his feature film debut in 1993 with the film ‘Cronos’. In 1997, he worked in ‘Mimic’. In 2001, he directed the Devil’s Backbone, which is claimed to be one of his acclaimed works. He was at the helm of Blade II (2002) that grossed more than $150 million worldwide. Next, he worked on another comic book adaptation ‘
’ (2004) along with its sequel ‘Hellboy 2’ (2008). In 2006, he directed Pan’s Labyrinth and the movie became a top-grossing foreign film to get released in the U.S. It ended up being nominated for the Oscars for the best Foreign language film. It also received five other Oscar nods as well, winning it for art direction, makeup, and cinematography.
In 2013, he came up with a mega budget movie
, a sci-fi monster movie. In addition to directing films, Del Toro produced several movies such as
Kung Fu Panda
2, The Orphanage, ‘Mama’ and Julia’s Eyes. He was the chosen one to direct the Hobbit sequels, but he pulled out due to production problems. In 2015, he was back with his horror movie
. In 1986, Del Toro married Lorenza Newton, and they have two daughters- Mariana and Marisa. Future projects of Del Toro are ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Drood’. Del Toro also has interest towards video games, and he expressed that he will be releasing video games soon.