Guillermo del Toro

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Guillermo del Toro Gómez is a Mexican filmmaker, director, screenwriter, producer, author, actor and former special effects makeup artist.

Del Toro has directed a wide variety of films, from comic book adaptations (Blade II, Hellboy) to historical fantasy and horror films. 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.

He is best known for the Academy Award-winning fantasy films 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.

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