Guillermo del Toro, a Mexican national of white ethnicity. He got the first break from the movie, won nine academy awards in Mexico along with International Critics Week prize at Cannes. Following the success, Toro made his Hollywood film Mimic as a screenwriter, which starred actors like Mira Sorvino and Josh Brolin. His work has close connections to fairy tales and horror genre combined with integrating visual and poetic effect.
He has directed movies like The Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water superhero movies like Blade II, Hell boy franchise, and science fiction monster film Pacific Rim.
Apart from directing, del Toro has produced numerous hit movies like Puss in Boss, casting Antonio Banderas in the voice and Salma Hayek as the lead character. Toro lent his voice to movies Mama, Kung Fu Panda 2, Orphanage, Julia's Eyes, Biutiful. Currently, he is producing the movie Pacific Rim Uprising
In his illustrious career, he won awards like Bafta Awards for the movie Pacific Rim Uprising For the Best Film not in the English Language; the same movie was nominated for the categories of Best Original Screenplay as well as Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. Recently, he won Golden Globe Awards for the Best Director category for the movie The Shape of Water.
A well-known TV and movie director like Guillermo del Toro has quite and stays far away from media and paparazzi. Presently he is single as he divorced his wife, Lorenza Newton. The couple were married in 1986, and they were together since their high school.
They have two children, daughter, Mariana Del Toro and Marisa Del Toro from his previous marriage. It was rumored that del Toro is seen around with his girlfriend, shopping for the engagement ring by the magazine, Mexican Sun-Times. He remained silent on the matter.
He resides in Toronto and Los Angeles, California. He is a movie geek, built the movie The CAR; he himself is a big fan of the movie. Cars used for the movie was custom made Lincoln Continental Mark III model car.
He has some charity to raise funds for The Nerd Machine and recently he raised funds for earthquake victims struck like Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca through his movie The Shape of Water.
As of 2017, del Toro is also a close to a fellow Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu whose net worth is around $20 million. Besides, Guillermo has a net worth of $40 million, and he is one of the world's highest-earning directors. He owes his fortune to stock investment, chains of restaurants that he owes in Mexico, football team, property holdings, endorsement deals with Cover Girl Cosmetics and other endeavors.
He has 143K followers on his Facebook account and over 18K followers on his Twitter and has over 90K followers on his Instagram.