Guillermo del Toro

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Del Toro in 2017

Guillermo del Toro (born October 9, 1964) is a Mexican movie director, screenwriter, author, and producer who is known for directing Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy II: The Golden Army and The Shape of Water. He known for his fiction or fantasy movies. He is also known for his monster movies. He won a Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, Satellite Award and an Academy Award in 2018.

He is also close friends with fellow Mexican filmmakers Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro G. Iñárritu, collectively known as "The Three Amigos of Cinema".[1]

He was born on October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.[2] He was married to Lorenza Newton from 1986 until they divorced in 2017 and they have two children. He lives in Agoura Hills, California. He has won a British Academy Film Award and a Saturn Award.

Guillermo del Toro's filmmaking style is marked by a blend of genres, meticulous attention to detail, practical effects for creatures, exploration of deep themes, the creation of unique atmospheres through genre conventions, challenging stereotypes, a personal penchant for the macabre and Gothic themes, and a strong atmosphere that immerses viewers.[3]

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  1. Thompson, Anne (September 24, 2006). "Three amigos change face of Mexican film".
  2. "Guillermo del Toro Biography — Yahoo! Movies". 1964-10-09. Archived from the original on 2009-01-19. Retrieved 2010-03-14.
  3. "10 Signature Elements of Guillermo del Toro's Filmmaking Style!". Critic Film. 2023-04-14. Retrieved 2023-10-23.

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