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Guillermo DEL TORO

Guillermo DEL TORO

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Biography

Born in Guadalajara, Guillermo del Toro studied make-up effects in his teens and produced his first feature at the age of 21. He gained worldwide recognition when Cronos (1993), which he wrote and directed, won the Semaine de la Critique prize at Cannes. Throughout his career, he has alternated between such personal films as The Devil’s Backbone (2001) and Pan’s Labyrinth (in Competition at the Festival de Cannes and three Academy Awards, 2006), and larger movies such as Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), Pacific Rim (2013). Co-writer of The Hobbit films, he’s also producer of acclaimed films such as The Orphanage (2007), Julia’s Eyes (2010), Puss in Boots (2011), Mama (2013) and The Book of Life (2014). His next directing film, the Gothic romance Crimson Peak, will be released in October, 2015.

Films presented at Cannes

EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO PAN'S LABYRINTH 2006 In Competition - Feature Films Director , Script / Dialogue
Jury members
Member - Feature films - 2015
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Directors

Anna CAZENAVE CAMBET

Anna CAZENAVE CAMBET

Director, Script Writer
André LAVAQUIAL

André LAVAQUIAL

Emeric PRESSBURGER

Emeric PRESSBURGER

Script Writer, Director
Ferid BOUGHEDIR

Ferid BOUGHEDIR

Director, Script Writer
Jean-Luc GODARD

Jean-Luc GODARD

Director, Actor
Norman MCLAREN

Norman MCLAREN

Patricio GUZMAN

Patricio GUZMAN

Script Writer, Director
Pablo TRAPERO

Pablo TRAPERO

Director
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