Guillermo del Toro

HOLLYWOOD - DECEMBER 18: Guillermo Del Toro at the Los Angeles S

del Toro in 2006, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Guillermo del Toro Gómez

Place of Birth: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Date of Birth: October 9, 1964

Ethnicity: Mexican

Guillermo del Toro is a Mexican filmmaker, author, actor, and special effects makeup artist. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for The Shape of Water (2017).

He is the son of Guadalupe Gómez and Federico del Toro Torres. He lives in Toronto.

Guillermo has two children with his former wife, Lorenza Newton. Lorenza is a cousin of Mexican singer Guadalupe Pineda.

His name, translated to English, means William of the Bull.

4 Responses

  1. ames says:

    His name in English means “William of the Bull”

  2. Hill says:

    Very little Native American in him.

  3. blue says:

    spanish for sure

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