15 Facts About Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro is an incredible filmmaker, whose movies are some of the weirdest, wildest, and most out-there films – Mimic, Nightmare Alley, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, The Devil’s Backbone, Pacific Rim – and his life has also been pretty wild.
Raised Catholic, this Mexican director spent much of the ’80s working on special effects, before starting as a director with Cronos. He went on to make Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, The Shape of Water, not Star Wars, the upcoming thousandth Pinocchio, and Nightmare Alley most recently. He’s co-produced or helped make dozens of kids’ shows and movies you’d never guess including the terrible Rise of the Guardians, inspiration for dozens of Jack Frost AO3 fic. He's also just very weird and cool. He loves monsters the way Judd Apatow loves boner jokes. Man, remember Judd Apatow? We’ll get to him next week. Until then!
Here are some odd and interesting facts about one of the best genre filmmakers of all time… including some movies we almost got.