Our favorite horror director is getting a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
Guillermo del Toro will be honored with the 2,669th star (Motion Pictures category) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of The Line Store on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. PST. Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be director J.J. Abrams and singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey. Fans unable to attend in person can watch watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
Guillermo del Toro is a director with one of the most creative and vivid imaginations. He has his pulse on a realm of fantasy that has captivated and astounded audiences!Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Del Toro’s latest producing project is the CBS Films, eOne and Lionsgate feature “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” based on the books by Alvin Schwartz. André Øvredal directed the film that will be released in theaters everywhere August 9, 2019.
Guillermo del Torois was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and has always loved the horror genre. His film “Cronos,” that he wrote and directed blasted him into worldwide acclaim starting with the 1993 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Mercedes-Benz Award. The films success had over 20 international awards and eight Ariel Awards from the Mexican Academy of Film, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and the Golden Ariel. His deal with DreamWorks Animation has given allowed him to executive produce “Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3,” “Puss in Boots 1 and 2”, “Rise of the Guardians” and “Troll Hunters” on Netflix. He’s broken barriers as the producer of “The Book of Life,” for Fox Animation and ReelFX that allowed representation of Mexican culture telling the story of a boy, his family and Día de Muertos. He’s juggling numerous projects including producing “Antlers” (directed by Scott Cooper and starring Keri Russell and his next live action film “Nightmare Alley” that he will direct, produce and co-write for Fox Searchlight.
His Fox Searchlight Oscar winning modern fairy tale “The Shape of Water,” premiered at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Golden Lion for Best Picture and swept the award season with winning Golden Globes, BAFTAs, DGA, PGA and Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Production Design. His passion for the fantasy, sci-fi and horror dramas have graced fans with “Mimic,” “The Devil’s Backbone,” “Blade II,” “Hellboy,” “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” “Pacific Rim,” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” and “Crimson Peak.” His passion for the genre has also included his collaboration with Chuck Hogan on the horror trilogy book and TV series “The Strain” on FX Networks series that he helmed as Executive Producer. He’s currently working on a few television series. One is Naoki Urasawa’s acclaimed manga series “Monster” for Sony Television and his horror anthology “Guillermo del Toro’s 10 After Midnight” show for Netflix Television.
He’s also published a book with Harper Design and Insight Editions called Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities and an exhibit from his private collection that was displayed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Del Toro is on the Board of Directors of The Hero Initiative that creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. Since inception, the Hero Initiative has been fortunate enough to benefit creators with more than $1 million worth of much-needed aid.