Guillermo del Toro
Birth Name: Guillermo del Toro
Birth Place: Guadalajara, Jalisco, MX
Born Oct. 9, 1964 in Guadalajara, Mexico, del Toro was struck by the horror genre at a very young age - he remembered being terrified at age two by the "Mutant" episode from the original sci-fi/horror series "The Outer Limits" (ABC, 1963-65). After seeing green ants on the walls and monsters in the closet, del Toro made a pact to devote his life to the monsters, but only if they would let him into the bedroom without harm. Apparently the monsters agreed to the terms and del Toro spent his formative years making monster movies with a Super-8 camera, action figures and a bottle of ketchup. He graduated to 16 and 35mm shorts, eventually attending Dick Smith's Advanced Makeup Course, where he le...
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