Guillermo del Toro Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More


Full Name Guillermo del Toro Gómez
Nickname Totoro
Profession Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Novelist
Famous For Directing films - Hellboy (2004), Pacific Rim (2013), The Shape of Water (2017)
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms- 95 kg
in pounds- 209 lbs
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth 9 October 1964
Age (as in 2017) 53 Years
Birth Place Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Libra
Nationality Mexican
Hometown Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
School Not Known
College/University Centro de Investigación y Estudios Cinematográficos, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara
Educational Qualification Graduate
Debut Directorial & Writing: Cronos (1993, English-Spanish)

Production: Un Embrujo (1998)

Novel: The Strain (2009)
Religion Christianity (Roman Catholic)
Ethnicity Mexican
Political Inclination Democratic
Address 5970 Kingham Ct, Agoura Hills, California, USA
Hobbies Reading, Writing
Awards/Honours/Achievements 2007: BAFTA Award - Best Film Not in the English Language for the film 'Pan's Labyrinth' (2006)
2018: BAFTA Award - Best Direction for the film 'The Shape of Water' (2017)
2018: Golden Globe Award - Best Director for the film 'The Shape of Water' (2017)
2018: Academy Award - Best Director and Best Picture for the film 'The Shape of Water' (2017)
Controversies • In 2017, he criticized the Trump government by saying, "It's like a cancer. We have a tumor now. That doesn’t mean the cancer started with that tumor. It was gestating for so long."
• In 2018, before winning the Best Director Academy Award for the film 'Shape of Water', he faced various allegations of plagiarism. The allegations direct to a 2015 Dutch short film and a play from 1969.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Lorenza Newton
Marriage Date Year 1986
Wife/Spouse Lorenza Newton (m. 1986 - div. 2017)
Children Son- None
Daughters- Mariana Del Toro, Marisa Del Toro
Parents Father- Federico del Toro (Entrepreneur)
Mother- Guadalupe del Toro
Brother None
Sister None
Favourite Things
Favourite Beverage Tequila
Favourite Actor Doug Jones
Favourite Film La Chienne
Favourite Musician Hans Zimmer
Favourite Book(s) Pet Sematary by Stephen King, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Michael Burgan
Favourite Painter Arnold Böcklin
Style Quotient
Car Collection Cadillac (Customized)
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.) $20 million (£14.8 million)

Some Lesser Known Facts About Guillermo del Toro

  • Does Guillermo del Toro smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Guillermo del Toro drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Guillermo was born into an upper-class family with strong Catholic belief.
  • At the age of 8, he started experimenting with his father’s motion picture camera.
  • He developed an interest in filmmaking during his high school, where he used to make short films. 
  • After watching the horror film ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ (1974), he became a vegetarian for around 4 years, after which he again became a non-vegetarian.
  • In the mid-1980s, he founded his own effects company called ‘Necropia.’
  • As he was born in Jalisco, Mexico, where ‘Patrón’ (a brand of tequila products by the Patrón Spirits Company) started, and that’s why he once collaborated with Patrón Tequila.
  • He is such a bookworm and gothic art lover that he bought an extra-house called “Bleak House” to showcase his huge collection of around 600 pieces of art and around 9,000 books.

  • He considers the Oscar-winning make-up artist, Dick Smith as his mentor as he taught him the art of special effects make-up. 
  • He is the co-founder of the Guadalajara International Film Festival, a week-long film festival held each March in Guadalajara since 1986. 
  • In 2007, he was ranked #37 on Entertainment Weekly’s list of “The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.”
  • On March 4, 2017, at the 90th annual Academy Awards, he won the Best Director and Best Picture award for his romantic fantasy drama film ‘The Shape of Water’ (2017).