History Creator / GuillermoDelToro

25th Jul '16 9:44:59 PM Wuz
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Is a frequent collaborator with Creator/RonPerlman and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]]. He is also OneOfUs being an avid gamer who cites games like ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' and ''VideoGame/BioShock1'' as being his favorites and he was developing ''Insane'', as well as ''VideoGame/SilentHills'' with Creator/HideoKojima before both got cancelled.

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Is a frequent collaborator with Creator/RonPerlman and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]]. He is also OneOfUs being an avid gamer who cites games like ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' and ''VideoGame/BioShock1'' as being his favorites and he was developing ''Insane'', as well as ''VideoGame/SilentHills'' with Creator/HideoKojima before both got cancelled.
cancelled. He is also friends with fellow Mexican directors Creator/AlfonsoCuaron and Creator/AlejandroGonzalezInarritu, the three being collectively known as "The Three Amigos of Cinema."
10th Jun '16 6:57:35 AM moloch
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* ProductionPosse: His movies tend to have Creator/RonPerlman, Luke Goss, and/or Doug Jones; ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'' featured all three of them in notable roles. The cinematography is usually done by Guillermo Navarro and Marco Beltrami scores most of his films. He also collaborates frequently with Mike Mignola and Creator/WayneBarlowe on the visual aspect of his work. And finally, his friend Santiago Segura often has a DeathByCameo in his films.
10th Jun '16 6:55:47 AM moloch
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* AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder: Del Toro gave up on directing ''Film/TheHobbit'' because he was involved in way too many things, with his schedule filled up until '''2017'''. Among the projects are a new ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', a remake of ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'', adaptations of ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness'', ''Franchise/TheHauntedMansion'', and ''Literature/{{Drood}}'', a third ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'', and a ''Film/PacificRim'' sequel movie and prequel cartoon (and that's just the ones he'll direct!).



* DoingItForTheArt: Many of his films are passion projects. He's turned down or postponed high-profile films to work on smaller ones that he has a personal connection to. He's also taken significant budget cuts rather than cave to ExecutiveMeddling.
-->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.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Guillermo often wrestles with this; his first film ''Mimic'' was equated to "having a beautiful daughter and watching her arms get cut off". The studios have fought with him at other points (for example, they wanted ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' to [[SmallReferencePools take place in Nazi Germany instead of Franco's Spain]]) but his additional clout has allowed him to be more successful in staying true to his vision nowadays.



* LonelyRichKid: His father won the Mexican lottery when he was little, built a Chrystler dealership empire from the money, and Guillermo was living in a gigantic mansion by the time he was seven. He said if his sister wasn't around, he could have genuinely died of boredom as a child in that place.

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* LonelyRichKid: His father won the Mexican lottery when he was little, built a Chrystler Chrysler dealership empire from the money, and Guillermo was living in a gigantic mansion by the time he was seven. He said if his sister wasn't around, he could have genuinely died of boredom as a child in that place.



* OneOfUs:
** He got [=GLaDOS=] herself to be in one of his movies. He's also, unsurprisingly, a fan of ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' and ''VideoGame/BioShock1''.
** He's also a big Franchise/{{Gundam}} fanboy. When he visited Japan to promote ''Film/PacificRim'', [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-08-11/pacific-rim-director-visits-odaiba-life-size-gundam-in-video he was awed upon seeing the 18-meter life-size Gundam statue displayed in Odaiba]]. He even mentioned that he based the Jaeger, Cherno Alpha, from the mobile suit, Zaku.
** And he apparently is a fan of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. [[https://twitter.com/warnerjp/status/367843302671806464/photo/1 No, really.]]
** [[https://twitter.com/RealGDT/status/668252847700447232 He's also a fan of]] ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''.



** He also likes a particular type of creepiness; "I have a sort of a fetish for insects, clockwork, monsters, dark places, and unborn things,"
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: It was rumored that he was approached to direct the ''Godzilla'' [[Film/{{Godzilla2014}} remake]] (which was actually directed by Creator/GarethEdwards), though Guillermo has since debunked those rumors.
** He ''was'' offered the ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies (specifically ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' and ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'') but turned them down since he felt the movies didn't jibe with his dark vision of the Potterverse. He is a fan of the books however, and was the one who encouraged Creator/AlfonsoCuaron to direct ''[=PoA=]''.
** He also submitted a script for the film version of ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueDark'' with its tentative title, ''Dark Universe'' to Warner Bros. and was waiting for the project to be greenlit. However, with the announcement that all Creator/VertigoComics adaptions would be Distributed by Creator/NewLineCinema, [[http://www.slashfilm.com/del-toro-off-justice-league-dark/ it seem's that he has left the film Project altogether]]. When it's revealed that WB liked the script and planned to shoot it which coincides the production of ''Pacific Rim 2'', [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Why-Guillermo-del-Toro-Dropped-Justice-League-Dark-72664.html Del Toro had to make a difficult choice]]. So, he choose ''Pacific Rim 2'' instead since he's already made schedules for the filming which would happen on late 2015.

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** He also likes a particular type of creepiness; "I have a sort of a fetish for insects, clockwork, monsters, dark places, and unborn things,"
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: It was rumored that he was approached to direct the ''Godzilla'' [[Film/{{Godzilla2014}} remake]] (which was actually directed by Creator/GarethEdwards), though Guillermo has since debunked those rumors.
** He ''was'' offered the ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies (specifically ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' and ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'') but turned them down since he felt the movies didn't jibe with his dark vision of the Potterverse. He is a fan of the books however, and was the one who encouraged Creator/AlfonsoCuaron to direct ''[=PoA=]''.
** He also submitted a script for the film version of ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueDark'' with its tentative title, ''Dark Universe'' to Warner Bros. and was waiting for the project to be greenlit. However, with the announcement that all Creator/VertigoComics adaptions would be Distributed by Creator/NewLineCinema, [[http://www.slashfilm.com/del-toro-off-justice-league-dark/ it seem's that he has left the film Project altogether]]. When it's revealed that WB liked the script and planned to shoot it which coincides the production of ''Pacific Rim 2'', [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Why-Guillermo-del-Toro-Dropped-Justice-League-Dark-72664.html Del Toro had to make a difficult choice]]. So, he choose ''Pacific Rim 2'' instead since he's already made schedules for the filming which would happen on late 2015.
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16th Mar '16 9:48:30 AM Willbyr
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** He's also a big {{Gundam}} fanboy. When he visited Japan to promote ''Film/PacificRim'', [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-08-11/pacific-rim-director-visits-odaiba-life-size-gundam-in-video he was awed upon seeing the 18-meter life-size Gundam statue displayed in Odaiba]]. He even mentioned that he based the Jaeger, Cherno Alpha, from the mobile suit, Zaku.

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** He's also a big {{Gundam}} Franchise/{{Gundam}} fanboy. When he visited Japan to promote ''Film/PacificRim'', [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-08-11/pacific-rim-director-visits-odaiba-life-size-gundam-in-video he was awed upon seeing the 18-meter life-size Gundam statue displayed in Odaiba]]. He even mentioned that he based the Jaeger, Cherno Alpha, from the mobile suit, Zaku.
6th Mar '16 5:25:37 AM Morgenthaler
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Critically acclaimed filmmaker and author from Mexico, widely known for his work on the SpeculativeFiction genre. He is perhaps best recognized by moviegoers as director of the ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' film series, as well as his best-received film, ''PansLabyrinth''.

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Critically acclaimed filmmaker and author from Mexico, widely known for his work on the SpeculativeFiction genre. He is perhaps best recognized by moviegoers as director of the ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' film series, as well as his best-received film, ''PansLabyrinth''.
''Film/PansLabyrinth''.
8th Feb '16 5:59:15 AM Freshmeat
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** ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' (Agreed by many to be his MagnumOpus)

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** ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' (Agreed by many to be his MagnumOpus)masterpiece)
26th Dec '15 8:01:32 PM erforce
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** ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' and its sequel, ''[[Film/{{Hellboy}} The Golden Army]]''.

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** ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' and its sequel, ''[[Film/{{Hellboy}} The Golden Army]]''.''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy''.



* ''Hellboy Animated'' (Producer)

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* ''Hellboy Animated'' ''WesternAnimation/HellboyAnimated'' (Producer)



* ProductionPosse: His movies tend to have Creator/RonPerlman, Luke Goss, and/or Doug Jones; ''Film/{{Hellboy}} II'' featured all three of them in notable roles. The cinematography is usually done by Guillermo Navarro and Marco Beltrami scores most of his films. He also collaborates frequently with Mike Mignola and Creator/WayneBarlowe on the visual aspect of his work. And finally, his friend Santiago Segura often has a DeathByCameo in his films.

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* ProductionPosse: His movies tend to have Creator/RonPerlman, Luke Goss, and/or Doug Jones; ''Film/{{Hellboy}} II'' ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'' featured all three of them in notable roles. The cinematography is usually done by Guillermo Navarro and Marco Beltrami scores most of his films. He also collaborates frequently with Mike Mignola and Creator/WayneBarlowe on the visual aspect of his work. And finally, his friend Santiago Segura often has a DeathByCameo in his films.
21st Nov '15 7:27:06 PM JapaneseTeeth
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** [[https://twitter.com/RealGDT/status/668252847700447232 He's also a fan of]] ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''.
18th Oct '15 5:35:19 AM DavidCowie
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** ''Film/CrimsonPeak'' (upcoming, slated for a 2015 release and staring Creator/MiaWasikowska, Creator/TomHiddleston, and [[{{Series/Supernatural}} Jim Beaver]]. It will also reunite him with ''Pacific Rim'' stars Burn Gorman and Charlie Hunnam).

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** ''Film/CrimsonPeak'' (upcoming, slated for a 2015 release and staring (Starring Creator/MiaWasikowska, Creator/TomHiddleston, and [[{{Series/Supernatural}} Jim Beaver]]. It will also reunite reunites him with ''Pacific Rim'' stars Burn Gorman and Charlie Hunnam).
14th Oct '15 12:32:27 AM Tuckerscreator
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* CelebrityResemblance: [[WebVideo/HonestTrailers The Honest Trailer]] for [[Film/PacificRim Pacific Rim]] calls del Toro "the Latino [[Creator/PeterJackson Peter Jackson]]". The pictures shown reinforces their resemblance.

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* CelebrityResemblance: [[WebVideo/HonestTrailers The Honest Trailer]] for [[Film/PacificRim Pacific Rim]] ''Pacific Rim'' calls del Toro "the Latino [[Creator/PeterJackson Peter Jackson]]".Creator/PeterJackson". The pictures shown reinforces their resemblance.
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