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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

Agnès VARDA

Agnès VARDA

Director
Eldar SHENGELAIA

Eldar SHENGELAIA

Director
Jessica HAUSNER

Jessica HAUSNER

Director, Script Writer
Jean-Luc GODARD

Jean-Luc GODARD

Director, Actor
Marco Tullio GIORDANA

Marco Tullio GIORDANA

Script Writer, Actor
Nuri Bilge CEYLAN

Nuri Bilge CEYLAN

Director
Ned BENSON

Ned BENSON

Stephen HOPKINS

Stephen HOPKINS

Woody ALLEN

Woody ALLEN

Director, Actor
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