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Guillermo del Toro - the filmography of the director

The statement about the talented in all people is quite suitable Guillermo del Toro. His filmography deserves attention. He was born on October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara in the Mexican state of Jalisco. The well-known producer showed himself as a screenwriter, as well as a director and an actor.


The education of a future celebrity, whose full name Guillermo del Toro Gomez, was engaged in grandmother. She was religious and was an ultra-conservative Catholic. The guy was studying at the Institute of Science. The cinema attracted him from his youth. The first experiments - the film "Miscalculation", which was shot by him at 21, in 1985. The director is married, there are two daughters. Now he lives in the USA in the state of California, the city of Los Angeles.

Creative luggage

He loves to shoot Guillermo del Toro movies the most. The list of works, in the creation of which he took part as a director, totals twelve points. By sixteen he wrote scripts, at twenty-eight he acted as a producer. Scenarios he wrote to twenty-two films. In ten works he was noted as an actor. And among the films there is a series that is popular. Its name "It's always sunny in Philadelphia". He was filmed in the style of the sitcom, firmly sprinkled with black humor.

Carier start

Working in the cinema attracted a future celebrity from a young age. But his Guillermo career began as a make-up artist. And he studied with Dick Smith, who participated in the creation of special effects for such films as "Scanners", "Exorcist", "Hunger." Already in the 1980s, the novice director created his own film company, which he called "Necropium." At the same time he began to engage in journalism and gave lectures on cinematography. As a writer, he showed himself in writing scripts for films. He published a book on the work of Alfred Hitchcock. He started shooting movies in his homeland, in Mexico City. As director Guillermo del Toro in 1993 created the film "Chronos" and deserved success. This is a modern interpretation of the story of a vampire. At this time, there was a collaboration between the director and actor Ron Perlman, whom they later met on the set of Blade-2 and Hellboy. The film was awarded in Mexico with nine awards. On the wave of popularity, the director was able to go to Hollywood, where he shot the film "Mutants" in 1997. In the picture we are talking about cockroaches-humanoids. At home, the director opened the film company Tequila Ganges and became the founder of the Mexican film festival in Guadalajara. This was the beginning of the road to the success of Guillermo del Toro. His filmography at the moment contains interesting and high-quality work. Basically it's fantasy and thrillers. But the master himself says that he does not consider them a low genre. After all, the movie was born from fantasy stories. And they were always presented as dramatic stories. In the director's opinion, fantasy and horror help to distract from reality and approach poetry.

Best Movies

The beginning of success was laid not even in Mexico, but in Spain, where in 2001 he received an offer to work Guillermo del Toro. The best films of the director are first of all "The Devil's Ridge" - the horror film he shot at that time. This picture met with good reviews of critics and received many awards. Then the director moved to Hollywood. Here he was filmed a sequel to the popular movie about vampires "Blade" - "Blade-2." The film received a good cash and became popular with the public. Equally successful were the following works. In 2004, the cinema showed his film "Hellboy: the hero of the heat." The director amazed the audience in 2006 with the picture "The Labyrinth of the Faun", and in 2 years, in 2008 appeared "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army".

In Russia, Guillermo del Toro, whose filmography at that time was already rich enough, became famous in 2006 thanks to his painting "Labyrinth of the Faun". This gloomy, but in its own way an attractive fairy tale conveys the features of the handwriting of the master. The director is a fan of horror and fantasy. His most favorite writers are Borges and Lovecraft. In his works del Toro combines reality and fantastic images. In the "Labyrinth" were opposed two worlds: the horrors of fascist Spain during the Civil War and a fairy tale, inhabited by monsters. This film was well received by both the public and critics, and was awarded the Oscar nomination for the screenplay. The film won the Nebula award. At the moment there are some more interesting works of Guillermo del Toro, his filmography was replenished with new films. So, for example, there was a film "Pacific boundary", which was shown in 2013. Were written scripts on the works of Tolkien. As a result, two films were shot, which were very well received by the public.

Creative plans

Rest on his laurels is not going to Guillermo del Toro. Movies, the list of which continues to grow, will still make themselves speak. The master has new plans. In 2014, there is a television series "Stamm", which he creates on his own book. It will talk about the virus of vampirism. With him enters a battle group of people, the success of which is believed at first with difficulty. The project is scheduled for July. This year, the premiere of the film-sequel on the adventures of the hobbit is scheduled.

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