Guillermo del Toro Overview

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Born: October 09, 1964

Native to Jalisco, Mexico, Guillermo del Toro grew up in an all-male Jesuit school. A fan of the gothic horror genre since childhood, he spent much of his free time watching Japanese horror films and became inspired by a number of directors including Bunuel, Hitchcock, Cronenberg, Terry Gilliam, Renoir and David Lynch. Guillermo learned the art of film by studying script writing with Jaime Humberto Hermosillo and special effects and makeup with legendary SFX artist Dick Smith. During his studies... See All

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