Guillermo del Toro

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Guillermo del Toro
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Del Toro at the 2013 WonderCon in Anaheim, California.
Born Guillermo del Toro Gómez1
(1964-10-09) October 9, 1964 (age 49)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Residence Agoura Hills, California, United States
Nationality Mexican
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter, novelist
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Lorenza Newton
Children 2

Guillermo del Toro Gómez (Spanish pronunciation: [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 Devil's Backbone (2001) and Pan's Labyrinth (2006), and more mainstream American action movies, such as Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), and 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.2 He has a lifelong fascination with monsters, which he considers symbols of great power.3 Del Toro is known for his use of insectile and religious imagery, the themes of Catholicism and celebrating imperfection, underworld and clockwork motifs, dominant amber lighting, and his frequent collaborations with actors Ron Perlman and Doug Jones.45

Early life

Del Toro promoting his first feature film, Cronos, which was released in 1993.

Del Toro was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He was raised in a strict Catholic household.6 Del Toro studied at the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Cinematográficos, in Guadalajara.7 He first got involved in filmmaking when he was eight years old and studied special effects and make-up with special effects artist Dick Smith.8 Del Toro made approximately ten short films before his first feature, including one titled Matilde, but only the ninth and tenth, Doña Lupe and Geometria, have been made available.9 He also wrote four and directed five episodes of the cult series La Hora Marcada, along with other Mexican filmmakers such as Emmanuel Lubezki and Alfonso Cuarón.

He spent ten years as a special effects make-up designer and formed his own company, Necropia. He also co-founded the Guadalajara International Film Festival. Later on in his directing career, he formed his own production company, the Tequila Gang.

In 1997, at the age of 33, Guillermo was given a $30 million budget from Miramax Films to shoot his second film, Mimic. During this time, his father, automotive entrepreneur Federico del Toro, was kidnapped in Guadalajara. Although Federico was eventually released safely, there was intense economic pressure from his captors, to the point that del Toro's family had to pay twice the amount originally asked. The event prompted del Toro, his parents and his siblings to move abroad. In an interview with Time magazine, he said this about the kidnapping of his father: "Every day, every week, something happens that reminds me that I am in involuntary exile [from my country]."1011

Career

I cannot pontificate about it, but by the time I'm done, I will have done one movie, and it's all the movies I want.

People say, you know, "I like your Spanish movies more than I like your English-language movies because they are not as personal", and I go "Fuck, you're wrong!" Hellboy is as personal to me as Pan's Labyrinth. They're tonally different, and yes, of course you can like one more than the other – the other one may seem banal or whatever it is that you don't like. But it really is part of the same movie. You make one movie.

Hitchcock did one movie, all his life.

—Guillermo del Toro, Twitch Film, January 15, 20132

Del Toro has directed a wide variety of films, from comic book adaptations (Blade II, Hellboy) to historical fantasy and horror films, two of which are set in Spain in the context of the Spanish Civil War under the authoritarian rule of Francisco Franco. These two films, The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth, are among his most critically acclaimed works. They share similar settings, protagonists and themes with the 1973 Spanish film The Spirit of the Beehive, widely considered to be the finest Spanish film of the 1970s.12

Del Toro views the horror genre as inherently political, explaining, "Much like fairy tales, there are two facets of horror. One is pro-institution, which is the most reprehensible type of fairy tale: Don't wander into the woods, and always obey your parents. The other type of fairy tale is completely anarchic and antiestablishment."11

He is close friends with two other prominent and critically praised Mexican filmmakers Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu.13 The three often influence each other's directorial decisions, and have been interviewed together by Charlie Rose. Cuarón was one of the producers of Pan's Labyrinth, while Iñárritu assisted in editing the film.

Del Toro has also contributed to the web series Trailers From Hell.14

In April 2008, del Toro was hired by Peter Jackson to direct the live-action film adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. On May 30, 2010, del Toro left the project due to extended delays brought on by MGM's financial troubles. Although he did not direct the films, he is credited as co-writer in An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: There and Back Again.15

On June 2, 2009, del Toro's first novel, The Strain, was released. It is the first part of an apocalyptic vampire trilogy co-authored by del Toro and Chuck Hogan. The second volume, The Fall, was released on September 21, 2010. The final installment, The Night Eternal, followed in October 2011.

On September 11, 2009 del Toro signed a deal with The Walt Disney Company to create a new label known as Disney Double Dare You. The label planned to create family-friendly, all-ages animated projects that still manage to thrill and frighten.16 In 2010 Del Toro said the that label was dead.17

On December 9, 2010, del Toro launched Mirada Studios with his long-time cinematographer Guillermo Navarro, director Mathew Cullen and executive producer Javier Jimenez. Mirada was formed in Los Angeles, California to be a collaborative space where they and other filmmakers can work with Mirada's artists to create and produce projects that span digital production and content for film, television, advertising, interactive and other media. Mirada launched as a sister company to production company Motion Theory.18

Del Toro directed Pacific Rim, a science fiction film based on a screenplay by del Toro and Travis Beacham. In the film, giant monsters rise from the Pacific Ocean and attack major cities, leading humans to retaliate with gigantic mecha suits called Jaegers. Del Toro commented, "This is my most un-modest film, this has everything. The scale is enormous and I'm just a big kid having fun."19 The film was released on July 12, 2013 and grossed $411 million at the box office.

Del Toro's directed the pilot of The Strain, a vampire horror television series based on the novel trilogy of the same name by del Toro and Chuck Hogan. FX has commissioned the pilot episode, which del Toro scripted with Hogan and was filmed in Toronto in September 2013.2021 FX ordered a thirteen-episode first season for the series on November 19, 2013, and announced that the series will premiere some time in July 2014.22

After The Strain's pilot episode, del Toro began directing Crimson Peak, a gothic horror film he co-wrote with Matthew Robbins and Lucinda Cox. Del Toro described the film as "a very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story", citing The Omen, The Exorcist and The Shining as influences. Del Toro stated, "I think people are getting used to horror subjects done as found footage or B-value budgets. I wanted this to feel like a throwback." Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam are set to star.2324 Production began February 2014 in Toronto, with an April 2015 release date planned.25

Future projects

Del Toro is scheduled to direct four films for Universal: Frankenstein; a new adaptation of Slaughterhouse-Five; and Drood, a film based on a Dan Simmons novel published in February 2009.26 Drood was expected to be his first project after the two films set in Middle-earth. These projects would have filled up his schedule until 2017.27 Part of the Universal deal entails continuing research and development for the creatures in At the Mountains of Madness.28 In June 2009, Del Toro said he would only direct Frankenstein.29 Del Toro is also in the early stages of development of Saturn and the End of Days.30

Del Toro said his Frankenstein would be a faithful "Miltonian tragedy", citing Frank Darabont's "near perfect" script, which evolved into Kenneth Branagh's Frankenstein.31 Del Toro said of his vision, "What I'm trying to do is take the myth and do something with it, but combining elements of Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein without making it just a classical myth of the monster. The best moments in my mind of Frankenstein, of the novel, are yet to be filmed [...] The only guy that has ever nailed for me the emptiness, not the tragic, not the Miltonian dimension of the monster, but the emptiness is Christopher Lee in the Hammer films, where he really looks like something obscenely alive. Boris Karloff has the tragedy element nailed down but there are so many versions, including that great screenplay by Frank Darabont that was ultimately not really filmed."32 He has also cited Bernie Wrightson's illustrations as inspiration, and said the film will not focus on the monster's creation, but be an adventure film featuring the character.33 Del Toro said he would like Wrightson to design his version of the creature. The film will also focus on the religious aspects of Shelley's tale.34 In June 2009, del Toro stated that production on Frankenstein was not likely to begin for at least four years.35 Despite this, he has already cast frequent collaborator Doug Jones in the role of Frankenstein's monster. In an interview with Sci Fi Wire, Jones stated that he learned of the news the same day as everybody else; that "Guillermo did say to the press that he’s already cast me as his monster, but we’ve yet to talk about it. But in his mind, if that’s what he’s decided, then it's done ... It would be a dream come true."36 The film will be a period piece.37

In June 2010 news came that del Toro would be writing and producing a brand new take on the story of Van Helsing. There is no word yet on if he will direct or not.38

At Comic-Con 2010, del Toro made the surprise announcement that he would co-write, produce, and likely direct a 3D Haunted Mansion film for Disney. Del Toro says the film will stray away from the comedic nature of the 2003 film and will revolve around the ride's Hatbox Ghost.39

On July 28, 2010 it was announced that he would direct At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft for Universal Pictures, with James Cameron as producer. The movie was originally set up as a project at DreamWorks in 2004.40 Just a month earlier, del Toro said that the Lovecraft adaptation probably wouldn't happen at all; "It doesn't look like I can do it. It's very difficult for the studios to take the step of doing a period-set, R-rated, tentpole movie with a tough ending and no love story. Lovecraft has a readership as big as any best-seller, but it's tough to quantify because his works are in the public domain." Not long after, he was approached by Cameron who asked him if he still wanted to do the movie. When del Toro confirmed he did, Cameron said “Let’s do it.” Both of them put forward the idea for Universal, which then greenlit it.41 Earlier the same year, del Toro also asked S. T. Joshi if he wanted to be a consultant if and when the movie got into motion.42

At the Legendary Comics panel at the 2012 New York Comic Con. Left to right: emcee Chris Hardwick, Bob Schreck, Matt Wagner, Grant Morrison, Del Toro and Travis Beacham.

Del Toro is also attached to produce the film adaptation of David Moody's novel Hater.43

Del Toro has expressed interest in video games, and hopes to create a "Citizen Kane of games."44 In an MTV News interview in late July 2010, he clarified his ambitions, stating that: "One of the things we're announcing in the next few weeks is a big deal with a big company. We're going to do games that are going to be technically and narratively very interesting. It's not a development deal. We're going to do it. We're doing them. And we're going to announce it soon enough."45 At the 2010 Spike Video Game Awards, del Toro announced that he was working on a video game titled Insane, which was planned for release in 2013.46 On August 6, 2012, it was announced that the project was cancelled,47 although in November 2012 del Toro said that the game was still in development, with a developer and publisher that are currently unknown.48

On September 21, 2010, del Toro announced that he wanted to direct new adaptations of the Stephen King novels It and Pet Sematary, but stated that he is very busy and unlikely to be able to make the films any time soon.49

On August 18, 2011 it was announced del Toro is going to be developing a new film version of Beauty and the Beast, with Emma Watson in mind to star. Crazy, Stupid, Love producer Denise Di Novi confirmed the filmmaker’s involvement, and said that she would be co-producing the movie with him.50

With Daniel Kraus, del Toro has written the upcoming book Trollhunters.5152

On January 15, 2013 del Toro confirmed that a film based around supernatural characters from DC Comics was being written.53 While Warner Brothers is still considering green lighting the film, del Toro stated that the working title is Dark Universe and will include characters such as John Constantine, Swamp Thing, The Spectre, and others.

On April 24, 2013, it was announced that del Toro is currently collaborating with HBO to create a live-action pilot based on the Naoki Urasawa manga series Monster.54 Toro will also produce the thriller Midnight Delivery for Universal; Brian Kirk will direct the film.55 In July 2013 Kevin Costner was in talks to star in the film.56

Personal life

He is married to his high school sweetheart 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.10 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."11

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."57

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."58 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."11

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.59

Del Toro's favorite film monsters are Frankenstein's monster, the Alien, Gill-man, Godzilla, and the Thing.60 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."61

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.”62

Recurring collaborators

Screenwriter
Producers
  • Bertha Navarro (Cronos, Under a Spell, The Devil's Backbone, I Murder Seriously, Chronicles, Pan's Labyrinth, Insignificant Things, Rage)
  • Alfonso Cuarón (Chronicles, Pan's Labyrinth)
Cinematographers
  • Guillermo Navarro (Cronos, The Devil's Backbone, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Pacific Rim)
  • Dan Laustsen (Mimic, Crimson Peak)
Composers
Actors
Ron Perlman and del Toro
  • Federico Luppi (Cronos, The Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth)
  • Ron Perlman (Cronos, Blade II, Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Pacific Rim, Book of Life)
  • Norman Reedus (Mimic, Blade II)
  • Doug Jones (Mimic, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Crimson Peak)
  • Fernando Tielve (The Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth)
  • Íñigo Garcés (The Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth)
  • Luke Goss (Blade II, Hellboy II: The Golden Army)
  • Karel Roden (Blade II, Hellboy)
  • Santiago Segura (Blade II, Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Pacific Rim)
  • Ladislav Beran (Blade II, Hellboy)
  • John Hurt (Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, The Strain)
  • Belén Rueda (The Orphanage, Julia's Eyes)
  • Diego Luna (Rudo y Cursi, Book of Life)
  • Jessica Chastain (Mama, Crimson Peak)
  • Javier Botet (Mama, The Strain, Crimson Peak)
  • Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak)
  • Burn Gorman (Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak)
  • Robert Maillet (Pacific Rim, The Strain)
  • Leslie Hope (The Strain, Crimson Peak)

Filmography

Film

Year Title Director Writer Producer Executive producer Notes
1985 Doña Lupe (short) Yes Yes Yes
1985 Doña Herlinda y su Hijo (Doña Herlinda and Her Son) Yes
1987 Geometría (short) Yes Yes Yes
1993 Cronos Yes Yes Role: Man Walking Dog
1997 Mimic Yes Yes
1998 Un Embrujo (Under a Spell) Yes
2000 Bullfighter Role: Bullboy #2
2001 El Espinazo del Diablo (The Devil's Backbone) Yes Yes Yes
2002 Asesino en Serio (I Murder Seriously) Yes
2002 Blade II Yes
2004 Crónicas Yes
2004 Hellboy Yes Yes Role: Guy Dressed as Dragon
2006 Hellboy: Sword of Storms Creative producer
2006 El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan's Labyrinth) Yes Yes Yes
2007 Hellboy: Blood and Iron Creative producer
2007 El Orfanato (The Orphanage) Yes
2007 Hellboy: Iron Shoes (short) Creative producer
2007 Diary of the Dead Voice role: Newsreader (uncredited)
2008 Cosas Insignificantes (Insignificant Things) Yes
2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army Yes Yes Voice role: Creature Vocals (uncredited)
2008 Quantum of Solace Voice role: additional voices
2008 While She Was Out Yes
2008 Rudo y Cursi Yes
2009 Rabia (Rage) Yes
2009 Splice Yes
2010 Biutiful Associate producer
2010 Los Ojos de Julia (Julia's Eyes) Yes
2010 Megamind Creative consultant
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 Yes Creative consultant
2011 Cowboys & Aliens Creative consultant (uncredited)63
2011 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Yes Yes Voice role: Creature Voices
2011 Puss in Boots Yes Voice roles: Moustache Man / Comandante
2012 The Captured Bird (short) Yes
2012 Rise of the Guardians Yes
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Yes
2012 El Santos vs. La Tetona Mendoza (The Santos vs. The Busty Mendoza)64 Voice role: Gamborimbo Punx
2013 Mama Yes
2013 Pacific Rim Yes Yes Yes
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Yes
2014 Book of Life Yes
2014 The Hobbit: There and Back Again Yes
2015 Crimson Peak Yes Yes Yes Filming

Television

Year Series title Director Producer Writer Notes
1986–1989 La Hora Marcada Yes Yes Wrote and directed episodes: "Hamburguesas", "Caminos de Ayer", "Con Todo para Llevar", "Invasión"
Directed episode: "Les Gourmets"
2012 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Role: Pappy McPoyle
Episode: "The Maureen Ponderosa Wedding Massacre"
2013 The Simpsons Yes Directed opening sequence
Episode: "Treehouse of Horror XXIV"
2014 The Strain Yes Yes Co-creator and executive producer
Wrote and directed episode: "Pilot"

Video games

Year Title Director Producer Writer Other Notes
Unreleased Sundown Yes Co-Developer (Cancelled)
2008 Hellboy: The Science of Evil Yes Yes Voice Over Director
TBA Insane Yes Yes Yes

Bibliography

Year Title
2009 The Strain
2010 The Fall
2011 The Night Eternal

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Title Result
2007 Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay Pan's Labyrinth Nominated
British Academy Film Awards Best Film Not in the English Language Won
Best Original Screenplay Nominated
2006 Cannes Film Festival Golden Palm Nominated
2007 Hugo Awards Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form Won
2009 Hellboy II: The Golden Army Nominated
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Nominated
2007 Independent Spirit Awards Best Feature Pan's Labyrinth Nominated
1992 18th Moscow International Film Festival Golden St. George Cronos Nominated65
1998 Saturn Award Best Writing Mimic Nominated
2007 Best Director Pan's Labyrinth Nominated
Best Writing Nominated
2008 The George Pal Memorial Award Won
2014 Best Director Pacific Rim Pending
Best Writing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Pending
2008 Nebula Award Best Script Pan's Labyrinth Won

See also

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