Since winning the Mercedes-Benz Award at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival and nine Mexican Academy Awards for his first feature, Cronos, GUILLERMO DEL TORO (Executive Producer) has established himself among the most critically and commercially successful international writer/directors.
Del Toro has built his career by moving between independent Spanish-language films and big-budget studio productions. His films include MIMIC, THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE, BLADE II, HELLBOY and its sequel, HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY. Del Toro is currently in postproduction on Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros.' large-scale sci-fi action-thriller PACIFIC RIM, which he wrote, directed and produced.
In 2006, his film PAN'S LABYRINTH became a surprise worldwide motion picture event. It went on to receive six Academy Award nominations, including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Screenplay for del Toro, and won three Oscars. It was also the recipient of three BAFTAs, seven Goya Awards and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, and was selected by the National Society of Film Critics as the Best Film of the Year. It is the highest-grossing Spanish-language film of all time in the U.S. and the fifth highest-grossing foreign-language film in U.S. box-office history, with $37.6 million in U.S. box-office receipts alone.
In 2007, del Toro produced the Spanish thriller THE ORPHANAGE, which is to date the highest-grossing local-language film in Spain's history, with more than $80 million in worldwide box-office sales.
With his deal at DreamWorks Animation, del Toro has become a mainstay in the world of animation. He has served as an executive producer on KUNG FU PANDA 2, PUSS IN BOOTS and RISE OF THE GUARDIANS and as a creative consultant on MEGAMIND. Later this year, he will co-direct and produce a new version of PINOCCHIO, using stop-motion animation. He also serves as producer of the Reel FX animated film THE DAY OF THE DEAD, which will be completed in late 2013.
In addition to working in film, del Toro is the co-author of the THE STRAIN trilogy of novels, each of which has been a NEW YORK TIMES top-10 best seller and has been published in 30 languages worldwide. He is currently developing television projects for HBO, ABC and FX Networks. Over the course of his prolific career, the many projects with which del Toro has been involved have grossed more than $3 billion worldwide and have won Academy Awards and other awards at countless international festivals. He is represented by Exile Entertainment, William Morris Endeavor and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matloff and Fishman LLP.
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