Guillermo del Toro Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More
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 2018)54 Years Birth PlaceGuadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra Signature
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).