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

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Bio
Full NameGuillermo del Toro Gómez
NicknameTotoro
ProfessionDirector, Screenwriter, Producer, Novelist
Famous ForDirecting films - Hellboy (2004), Pacific Rim (2013), The Shape of Water (2017)
Food HabitNon-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 ColourBlue
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 October 1964
Age (as in 2017)53 Years
Birth PlaceGuadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra
Signature
NationalityMexican
HometownGuadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityCentro de Investigación y Estudios Cinematográficos, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara
Educational QualificationGraduate
DebutDirectorial & Writing: Cronos (1993, English-Spanish)

Production: Un Embrujo (1998)

Novel: The Strain (2009)
ReligionChristianity (Roman Catholic)
EthnicityMexican
Political InclinationDemocratic
Address5970 Kingham Ct, Agoura Hills, California, USA
HobbiesReading, 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 StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsLorenza Newton
Marriage DateYear 1986
Family
Wife/SpouseLorenza Newton (m. 1986 - div. 2017)
ChildrenSon- None
Daughters- Mariana Del Toro, Marisa Del Toro
ParentsFather- Federico del Toro (Entrepreneur)
Mother- Guadalupe del Toro
BrotherNone
SisterNone
Favourite Things
Favourite BeverageTequila
Favourite ActorDoug Jones
Favourite FilmLa Chienne
Favourite MusicianHans Zimmer
Favourite Book(s)Pet Sematary by Stephen King, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Michael Burgan
Favourite PainterArnold Böcklin
Style Quotient
Car CollectionCadillac (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.

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  • 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).

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