Name: Guillermo del Toro Gómez
Born: October 9, 1964
Guillermo Del Toro was born Guadalajara, Mexico on October 9, 1964. He is the son of Federico del Toro Torres, an automotive businessman, and Guadalupe Gomez. He has one sibling, Gustavo.
Guillermo studied at the University of Guadalajara. He also studied special effects and makeup.
He is currently married to Lorenza Newton, and they have two children: Marisa and Mariana. The family maintains homes in Toronto and in a suburb of Los Angeles.
Guillermo first became involved in the world of filmmaking when he was a child, experimenting with his father’s Super 8 camera. Prior to directing feature films, he made several short films, allowing him to hone his craft. He started out professionally writing and directing episodes of the television series “La Hora Marcada.”
He eventually started his own production company, the Tequila Gang, and co-founded the Guadalajara International Film Festival. He got his first big break in 1997 when he was given a $30 million budget from Miramax Films to direct “Mimic.”
Despite directing the hit 2002 film “Blade II,” Guillermo became a filmmaking sensation for the 2004 movie “Hellboy,” which landed a sequel. This was followed up by a critically-acclaimed and box office hit “Pan’s Labyrinth.” Because of his consecutive hits, he was handed a massive budget to direct the 2013 picture “Pacific Rim.”
“The Shape of Water” would be his passion project, a love letter to Hollywood’s monster films of the 1950s, like “The Creature from the Black Lagoon.” The film about a woman falling in love with a fish won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Academy Award for Best Director.
He now has three directing projects in the making: an untitled Michael Mann documentary, “Pinocchio,” and “Nightmare Alley,” a remake of the 1947 classic with Tyrone Power and Joan Blondell.
Guillermo has also found success in television. He has written, directed, and produced several episodes and series, including “The Strain,” “Wizards,” “The Troll Hunters,” and “Carnival Row.”
We estimate that Guillermo Del Toro’s net worth is $50 million (2018).
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