Guillermo del Toro

Del Toro at the [[Sitges Film Festival]] in 2017 Guillermo del Toro Gómez (; born October 9, 1964) is a Mexican filmmaker, author, actor, and former special effects makeup artist. He is best known for the Academy Award-winning fantasy film ''Pan's Labyrinth'' (2006) and ''The Shape of Water'' (2017), winning the Academy Award for Best Director and the Academy Award for Best Picture for the latter.

Throughout his career, del Toro has shifted between personal, lower-budget Spanish language films, such as ''Cronos'' (1993) and ''The Devil's Backbone'' (2001), and Hollywood tentpoles, including ''Mimic'' (1997), ''Blade II'' (2002), ''Hellboy'' (2004), ''Hellboy II: The Golden Army'' (2008), and ''Pacific Rim'' (2013). He also directed the gothic romance film ''Crimson Peak'' (2015). As a producer, he worked on the films ''The Orphanage'' (2007), ''Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'' (2010), ''The Hobbit'' film series (2012–14), ''Mama'' (2013), ''The Book of Life'' (2014), and ''Pacific Rim: Uprising'' (2018).

With Chuck Hogan, he co-authored ''The Strain'' trilogy of novels (2009–2011), later adapted into a comic-book series (2011–15) and a live-action television series (2014–17). With DreamWorks Animation, he created the Netflix animated series ''Trollhunters'' (2016–18) and ''3Below'' (2018–present), the first two installments of the ''Tales of Arcadia'' trilogy, based on the 2015 novel he co-wrote with Daniel Kraus. Working with DreamWorks he also executive produced ''Kung Fu Panda 2'' (2011), ''Puss in Boots'' (2011), ''Rise of the Guardians'' (2012), and ''Kung Fu Panda 3'' (2016).

Del Toro's work has been characterized by a strong connection to fairy tales and horror, with an effort to infuse visual or poetic beauty in the grotesque. He has had a lifelong fascination with monsters, which he considers symbols of great power. He is also known for his use of insectile and religious imagery, the themes of Catholicism and celebrating imperfection, underworld and clockwork motifs, practical special effects, dominant amber lighting and his frequent collaborations with actors Ron Perlman and Doug Jones. He is good friends with fellow Mexican filmmakers Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro G. Iñárritu, collectively known as "The Three Amigos of Cinema". Provided by Wikipedia
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