Guillermo del Toro

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Guillermo del Toro Gómez (Spanish: [ɡiˈʝeɾmo ðel ˈtoɾo]; born October 9, 1964) is a Mexican film director, producer, screenwriter, and author. He is best known for his Academy Award-winning fantasy films Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and The Shape of Water (2017), winning the Oscars for Best Director and 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) and its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), Pacific Rim (2013), Crimson Peak (2015), and Nightmare Alley (2021). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guillermo del Toro has received more than 12,700,349 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Guillermo del Toro is the 182nd most popular film director (down from 177th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Mexico (down from 37th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Mexican Film Director.

Guillermo del Toro is most famous for being a film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. He is the director of many popular films such as Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, and Pacific Rim.

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Among film directors, Guillermo del Toro ranks 182 out of 1,580Before him are Bille August, Peter Weir, Sergei Bondarchuk, Danny Boyle, Masaki Kobayashi, and Shohei Imamura. After him are Jean Negulesco, Richard Donner, Max Ophüls, G. W. Pabst, Tony Richardson, and Kim Ki-duk.

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Among people born in 1964, Guillermo del Toro ranks 25Before him are Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Michelle Obama, Rocco Siffredi, Giuseppe Conte, Nigel Farage, and Famke Janssen. After him are Courtney Love, Duff McKagan, Ernesto Valverde, Tom Morello, Lenny Kravitz, and Chris Cornell.

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Among people born in Mexico, Guillermo del Toro ranks 38 out of 487Before him are Linda Christian (1923), Carlos Salinas de Gortari (1948), Miguel de la Madrid (1934), Julia Pastrana (1834), Venustiano Carranza (1859), and Kʼinich Janaabʼ Pakal (603). After him are Pedro Armendáriz (1912), Álvaro Obregón (1880), Victoriano Huerta (1850), Thomas Mayne Reid (1818), Cuitláhuac (1476), and Luis Echeverría (1922).


Among film directors born in Mexico, Guillermo del Toro ranks 2Before him are Alejandro González Iñárritu (1963). After him are Alfonso Cuarón (1961), Emilio Fernández (1904), Arturo Ripstein (1943), Mario Van Peebles (1957), Guillermo Navarro (1955), and Carlos Reygadas (1971).

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