Oscar Directors: Del Toro, Guillermo–Early Movies

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The Mexico-born director began his career making independent horror films in their native country (“Cronos,” “The Devil’s Backbone”) before bringing his lavish talents to Hollywood blockbusters (“Hellboy,” “Pacific Rim”) and deserved Oscar winners (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “The Shape of Water”), all displaying a distinctive sensibility.

Del Toro makes personal projects that reveal his joy to be making movies.