Guillermo del Toro

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Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
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October 09, 1964
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 47 wins & 31 nominations.
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Some Facts
Children with Lorenza Newton: Mariana Del Toro' and Marisa Del Toro.
Was asked to direct End of Days (1999), but he turned it down.
States Mimic (1997) as the worst of his films and has disowned it, blaming constant interference from the producers as the reason for the poor result.
He is friends with fellow successful Mexican directors Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu.
In a January 2007 interview on the radio program "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," said that his strictly Catholic grandmother was a "Piper Laurie in Carrie (1976)" figure in his childhood. He told Gross that his grandmother would require him to mortify himself in self-punishment, in one case placing metal bottle caps into his shoes so that the soles of his feet were bloodied while walking to school. She also tried to exorcise him twice because of his persistent interest in fantasy and drawing monsters from his imagination.
Personal Quotes
If you're not operating on an instinctive level, you're not an artist.... Reason over emotion is bullshit, absolute bullshit... We suffocate ourselves in rules. I find fantasy liberating.
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[on celebrating Hallowe'en] I've been making myself up as a nasty zombie and playing the character really straight, never breaking and not giving out candy. I wander my neighbourhood with an eye socket gone, moaning and groaning, and the kids all freak out. But this year my wife and daughter begged me to go as a pirate, so that's what I'm doing. But I recommend everybody who has the option, to scare trick-or-treaters and freak out as many people as they can.
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[At San Diego Comic-Con]: I fabricate everything. There's not a single real thing in Pan's Labyrinth, because ultimately I'm very specific about [those details]. Context is everything in a fable, because every story has already been told. So the only variations I find are the voice of the storyteller and the context in which it's told.
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Do whatever the fuck you want, even if it's wrong, and then tell about it with honesty. That is filmmaking to me...Success is fucking up on your own terms.
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When you have the intuition that there is something which is there, but out of the reach of your physical world, art and religion are the only means to get to it.
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