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Author photo. Guillermo Del Toro. Photo courtesy Canadian Film Centre.

Guillermo Del Toro. Photo courtesy Canadian Film Centre.

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Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. He is a Mexican director, producer, screen- writer and designer. He studied at the Instituto de Ciencias , University of Guadalajara. He was first exposed to film making when he was 8 years old and studied special effects and make-up with SFX artist Dick Smith. He spent 8 years as a special effects make-up designer and formed his own company, Necropia. He also founded the Guadalajara Film festival. Later he formed his own production company, The Tequila Gang. Guillermo del Toro has directed a variety of films from action hero comic book adaptations like Hellboy and Blade II to historical fantasy films. He has stated in interviews that he has a sort of fetish for insects, monsters, and dark places and is in love with monsters. On June 2, 2009 he released his first novel, The Strain, which he co-authored with Chuck Hogan. It is intended to be the first book in a vampire trilogy. in September 2010 he released his book, Fall, which made The New York Times Bestseller list. He made Publisher's Weekly Bestseller List in 2011 with his title The Night Eternal, Book III of the Strain Trilogy. He and Daniel Kraus are the authors of , The Shape of Water (2018). It was made into a feature film and won four Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, and was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Film at the74th Annual Venice International Film Festival. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Strain (Author) 4,090 copies, 285 reviews
The Fall (Author) 1,907 copies, 94 reviews
The Night Eternal 1,272 copies, 67 reviews
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [2012 film] (Screenwriter) 876 copies, 7 reviews
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [2013 film] (Screenwriter) 659 copies, 4 reviews
Pan's Labyrinth [2006 film] (Director) 641 copies, 9 reviews
The Shape of Water [novelization] 517 copies, 19 reviews
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies (Screenwriter) 488 copies, 4 reviews
Pacific Rim [2013 film] (Director/Screenwriter) 451 copies, 3 reviews
Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun (Author) 444 copies, 21 reviews
Hellboy [2004 Film] (Director) 418 copies, 7 reviews
Hellboy II: The Golden Army [2008] (Director; Screenplay) 402 copies, 1 review
The Shape of Water [2017 film] (Director) 269 copies, 5 reviews
Blade II [2002 film] (Director) 248 copies, 2 reviews
The Hollow Ones 240 copies, 8 reviews
Trollhunters 189 copies, 6 reviews
Crimson Peak [2015 film] (writer/director) 145 copies
Hellboy {2004 Director's Cut} 136 copies, 1 review
The Devil's Backbone [2001 film] (Director) 114 copies, 3 reviews
Mimic [1997 film] (Director) 45 copies, 1 review
Blade Trilogy (Director) 42 copies
Nightmare Alley [2021 film] (Director) 22 copies, 1 review
The Complete Strain Trilogy (Author) 16 copies
The Art of The Strain (Concept creator) 7 copies
Trollhunters: Season One (Director) 3 copies
Mimic 1 copy
Upadek 1 copy
Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories [9 stories, ed. Joshi] (Editor, some editions) 467 copies, 2 reviews
American Supernatural Tales (Series Editor) 387 copies, 5 reviews
The White People and Other Weird Stories (Foreword, some editions) 353 copies, 6 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011 (Introduction) 224 copies, 7 reviews
The Book of Life [2014 film] (Producer) 206 copies, 4 reviews
The Orphanage [2007 film] (Producer) 98 copies, 1 review
Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo (Introduction) 64 copies
The Strain, Book One (Creator) 23 copies, 2 reviews
Antlers [2021 Film] (Producer) 8 copies
The Art of Trollhunters (Foreword) 6 copies
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