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Guillermo del Toro

 Guillermo del Toro is a director, screenwriter, producer, author, and former special effects makeup artist from Mexico. Guillermo del Toro is well-known for incorporating special effects and artistic viewpoints into his films, which include “The Devil’s Backbone,” “Hellboy,” “Cronos,” and many others.

Early Life and Childhood

Guillermo del Toro was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico on October 9, 1964. He is 59 years old (as of 2024) under the zodiac sign Libra. Guillermo holds Mexican nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnicity.

Regarding his family background, he was born to automotive entrepreneurs Federico del Toro Torres (Father) and Guadalupe Gómez (Mother). He has only one sibling named Susana del Toro.

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Caption: Guillermo del Toro with his family source: StarsUnfolded


Speaking of his educational background, Up until high school, he produced about 10 short films. Later, he enrolled in Guadalajara’s Centro de Investigación y Estudios Cinematográficos, where he eventually graduated in 1983.

Guillermo del Toro – Net Worth 2024

Guillermo del Toro has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work, brilliance, and lucrative endorsements with many brands. His estimated net worth as of 2023 is around $40 million.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about his career, In 1993, Guillermo del Toro made his directorial debut with the Spanish-language Mexican horror drama movie “Cronos.” Despite not receiving a nomination, his debut feature became Mexico’s submission for the 66th Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film category.

The Devil’s Backbone, a Spanish-language gothic horror movie set in Spain during the final year of the Spanish Civil War, was directed by him after his Hollywood failure. When the movie was released, critics and viewers praised the work he and Federico Luppi had done together on it.

His subsequent film, “Blade II,” released in 2002, maintained the horror and supernatural themes while centering on the titular comic-book superhero who is a mix of a human and a vampire. Further, For the sequel to the 1998 film “Blade,” Wesley Snipes played the same character. The movie was a financial success and received mixed to generally favorable reviews from critics.

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Caption: Guillermo del Toro directing a film source: No Film School.

He collaborated with Ron Perlman on a 2004 supernatural comic book adaptation about the demon-turned-superhero Hellboy. was loosely based on a graphic novel by Dark Horse Comics. He wrote and directed the 2008 sequel “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” after the movie’s success at the box office and among critics.

More about his career

Further, In 2009, Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro published their vampire horror book “The Strain,” which led to the publication of two sequels, “The Fall” (2010) and “The Night Eternal” (2011). He was the director of a TV series pilot for FX in 2014 that was based on the trilogy and ran well for four seasons.

He co-wrote the screenplay with Travis Beacham for the 2013 sci-fi action movie “Pacific Rim,” a film about enormous monsters and enormous mecha suits known as “Jaegers.” The movie, which featured Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, and Rinko Kikuchi in lead roles, received positive reviews from both critics and audiences and went on to become his most financially successful production.

He spent three weeks in Toronto in August 2016 filming the Cold War drama “The Shape of Water” with Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, and Michael Shannon in the lead roles. It was a critical and commercial success, and it brought him four Oscars, including those for “Best Picture” and “Best Director.”

Brand Endorsements

Guillermo credits wise stock investments, significant real estate holdings, and lucrative sponsorship opportunities with CoverGirl cosmetics for his success.

In addition, he owns the “Fat Del Toro Burger” chain of restaurants in Mexico City, the “Guadalajara Angels” football team, Pure Wonderdel Toro – Mexico, his vodka brand, and is currently vying for juniors’ attention with the best-selling perfume “With Love from Guillermo” and the “Guillermo del Toro Seduction” clothing line.

Personal Life

Regarding his love life, Guillermo began dating Lorenza Newton, the cousin of Mexican singer Guadalupe Pineda. Both were students at Guadalajara’s Instituto de Ciencias. Further, after getting married and having two children, the couple separated in September 2017.

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Caption: Guillermo del Toro with Lorenza Newton source: W Magazine.

Currently, he is a married man and got married to  Kim Morgan in 2021.

Rumors and Controversy

In the wake of his father’s kidnapping in Guadalajara in 1997, he received financial assistance from his close friend and director James Cameron to pay the ransom. Although the kidnappers were never found, his father was freed 72 days after his abduction, and the family eventually moved abroad in “involuntary exile.”

Body Measurements

Guillermo del is handsome undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of about 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m/178 cm) and weighs around 91kg (201 lbs). In addition, Guillermo has a blue pair of attractive eyes and light brown hair color.

Guillermo del Toro – Social Media

Guillermo del is active on his Instagram account @gdtreal with 783K followers. Moreover, he also has 2.3 million followers on Twitter and 798K followers on Facebook.