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Harry Ley

Biography

Person in the collaborative YouTube route Where’s My Problem, which features comedic problem videos. Before signing up for Where’s My Problem, he ran Backdown Campaigns in Southampton. Where’s My Problem provides over 1.3 million subscribers. He was created and elevated in Southampton, Britain along with his parents and youthful sister. He and Lewis Levy possess collaborated on Where’s My Problem?

Quick Facts


Full Name Harry Ley
Date Of Birth July 18, 1989
Place Of Birth Southampton, England
Height 1.78 m
Profession YouTube Star
Education University of Guadalajara
Nationality Mexican
Spouse Lorenza Newton
Children Marisa Del Toro, Mariana Del Toro
Parents Guadalupe del Toro, Federico del Toro
Awards BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay, Ariel Award for Best First Work, Ariel Award for Best Direction, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form, Nebula Award for Best Script, ALMA Award for Industry Excellence, Ariel Award for Best Original Story, Bodil Award for Best Non-American Film, Satellite Auteur Award, Ariel Award for Best Screenplay for Cinema, San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Gotham Independent Film Tribute Award
Nominations Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Goya Award for Best Director, Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature, BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, Golden Lion, PGA Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Grand Jury Prize, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fantasy, Venice Film Festival Green Drop Award, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director, Silver Lion for Best Director, ALMA Award for Outstanding Latino Director of a Feature Film, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Horror, ALMA Award for Outstanding Director of a Feature Film
Movies Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, Pan's Labyrinth, The Devil's Backbone, Cronos, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Blade II, The Shape of Water, Hellboy, Mimic, The Book of Life, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Puss in Boots, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Julia's Eyes, Extraordinary Tales, Crónicas, Rudo y Cursi, Geometria, Doña Lupe, El Santos vs. La Tetona Mendoza, Insignificant Things, The Captured Bird, Pinocchio, The Thin Yellow Line, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound, Shiver, Bullfighter, Rage, El último truco. Emilio Ruiz del Río, Midnight Delivery, Born, Guillermo del Toro on Los Olvidados + El Bruto, Guillermo del Toro on Nazarin + Viridiana
TV Shows Trollhunters, The Strain, Five Came Back, HypaSpace, Miradas 2
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1Was attached to direct The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) but dropped out due to repeated delays in the production and the project stalling due to MGM declaring bankruptcy. He still received screenwriting credit on the film and its sequels: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014).
2Used to work as an orderly at a mental institution and would eat lunch in a morgue next to it.
3Has extensive knowledge and practical experience playing video-games, and is very good friends with Japanese video-game designer/director Hideo Kojima, with whom he shares many interests, including 1960s classic movies and Japanese TV shows, and rare toys.
4Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame during their gala held on March 12, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
5Children with Lorenza Newton: Mariana Del Toro and Marisa Del Toro.
6In an article in USA Today (August 22, 2011), del Toro listed his 6 favorite fright flicks: Freaks (1932), The Uninvited (1944), The Innocents (1961), Jaws (1975), Alien (1979), and The Shining (1980)_.
7His favorite albums are "The Wall" by Pink Floyd and "Security" by Peter Gabriel.
8States Bride of Frankenstein (1935) as his favorite movie.
9Is good friends with director Robert Rodriguez.
10His movie and comic book collection is so huge that he had to buy an extra home to accommodate it.
11Was asked to direct End of Days (1999), but he turned it down.
12Dec. 2007 - Ranked #37 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
13States Mimic (1997) as the worst of his films and has disowned it, blaming constant interference from the producers as the reason for the poor result.
14Turned down the chance to direct Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996).
15Turned down a chance to direct I Am Legend (2007), One Missed Call (2008), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and Halo to work on Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008).
16Lost 45 lbs. while making Pan's Labyrinth (2006), which he admitted in the DVD's video prologue.
17In 2007, he was one of 10 Mexican Oscar-nominees. The others were Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Guillermo Arriaga, Adriana Barraza, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo Navarro, Emmanuel Lubezki, Eugenio Caballero, Pilar Revuelta and Fernando Cámara.
18His favorite movie monsters are Frankenstein's Monster and the Creature of the Black Lagoon.
19In a January 2007 interview on the radio program "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," said that his strictly Catholic grandmother was a "Piper Laurie in Carrie (1976)" figure in his childhood. He told Gross that his grandmother would require him to mortify himself in self-punishment, in one case placing metal bottle caps into his shoes so that the soles of his feet were bloodied while walking to school. She also tried to exorcise him twice because of his persistent interest in fantasy and drawing monsters from his imagination.
201997: His father was kidnapped in Mexico and held for seventy-two days until his ransom was paid.
21Has a photographic memory.
22He is friends with fellow successful Mexican directors Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro G. Iñárritu.
23Fought the film studios for almost seven years to get Ron Perlman for the title role in Hellboy (2004). The studio wanted a bigger name to ensure the success of the movie, but del Toro thought that Perlman was the perfect choice and wouldn't make the movie if he wasn't cast.
24Turned down a chance to direct Blade: Trinity (2004), AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) to work on his dream project: Hellboy (2004).
25Became a vegetarian after seeing The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) but only for four years. Currently, he's no longer a vegetarian.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pacific Rim: Uprising2018story filming
The Shape of Water2017post-production
Hellboy 3announced
Pinocchiostory announced
The StrainTV Series created by - 45 episodes, 2014 - 2017 based on the novels by - 35 episodes, 2014 - 2017 writer - 1 episode, 2015 teleplay by - 1 episode, 2014
TrollhuntersTV Series created by - 26 episodes, 2016 written by - 2 episodes, 2016 story by - 1 episode, 2016 teleplay by - 1 episode, 2016
Crimson Peak2015written by
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies2014screenplay
Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot Oculus Rift Experience2014Video Game
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug2013screenplay
Pacific Rim2013screenplay
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2012screenplay
Dark Horse Motion Comics2012TV Series story - 1 episode
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark2010screenplay
Hellboy II: The Golden Army - Zinco Epilogue2008Video short screenplay - as Guillermo Del Toro / story - as Guillermo Del Toro
Hellboy II: The Golden Army2008screenplay / story
Hellboy: The Science of Evil2008Video Game story
Hellboy II: The Golden Army - Prologue2008Video short screenplay - as Guillermo Del Toro / story - as Guillermo Del Toro
Pan's Labyrinth2006written by
Hellboy2004screen story / screenplay
The Devil's Backbone2001written by
Mimic1997screen story / screenplay
Cronos1993screenplay
Hora Marcada1988-1989TV Series screenplay - 4 episodes
Geometria1987Short screenplay
Doña Lupe1985Short screenplay
Carnival RowTV Series script - 1 episode announced

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pacific Rim: Uprising2018producer filming
The Shape of Water2017producer post-production
Justice League Darkexecutive producer announced
Pinocchioproducer announced
The Bloody Bendersproducer pre-production
Rings2017executive producer
The Strain2014-2017TV Series executive producer - 46 episodes
Trollhunters2016TV Series executive producer - 26 episodes
Kung Fu Panda 32016executive producer
Crimson Peak2015producer
La delgada línea amarilla2015producer
Dinner2014/VShort creative consultant
The Book of Life2014producer
Pacific Rim2013producer
Mama2013/Iexecutive producer
Rise of the Guardians2012executive producer
The Captured Bird2012Short executive producer
Puss in Boots2011executive producer
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark2010producer
Megamind2010creative consultant
Los ojos de Julia2010producer
Biutiful2010associate producer
Splice2009executive producer
Rabia2009producer
Rudo y Cursi2008producer
While She Was Out2008executive producer - as Guillermo Del Toro
Cosas insignificantes2008producer
Hellboy Animated: Iron Shoes2007Video short creative producer
The Orphanage2007executive producer
Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron2007TV Movie creative producer
Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms2006TV Movie creative producer
Pan's Labyrinth2006producer
Cronicas2004producer
Asesino en serio2002executive producer
The Devil's Backbone2001executive producer
Un embrujo1998producer
Geometria1987Short producer
Doña Lupe1985Short executive producer
Dona Herlinda and Her Son1985executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Shape of Water2017post-production
Hellboy 3rumored announced
Pinocchioannounced
Trollhunters2016TV Series 1 episode
Crimson Peak2015
The Strain2014-2015TV Series 2 episodes
Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot Oculus Rift Experience2014Video Game
Pacific Rim2013
Hellboy II: The Golden Army2008
Pan's Labyrinth2006
Hellboy2004
Blade II2002
The Devil's Backbone2001
Mimic1997
Cronos1993
Hora Marcada1986-1989TV Series 5 episodes
Geometria1987Short
Doña Lupe1985Short

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hellboy II: The Golden Army2008Creature Vocals (voice, uncredited)
Diary of the Dead2007Newsreader (voice, uncredited)
Torrente 3: El protector2005Contacto Giannina (scenes deleted)
Hellboy2004Guy Dressed as Dragon (uncredited)
Bullfighter2000Bullboy #2
Cronos1993Man Walking Dog (uncredited)
Death StrandingVideo Game announced
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia2012-2016TV SeriesPappy McPoyle
The Book of Life2014Land of the Remembered Captain's Wife (voice)
Extraordinary Tales2013Narrator (segment "The Pit and the Pendulum") (voice)
El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza2012Gamborimbo Ponx (voice)
Puss in Boots2011Moustache Man Comandante (voice)
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark2010Creature (voice)
Quantum of Solace2008Additional Voices (voice)

Make Up Department

Make Up Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Algunas nubes1995special makeup effects artist
Dollar Mambo1993special makeup effects artist
Mi querido Tom Mix1992special makeup effects artist
Bandidos1991special makeup effects artist
Cabeza de Vaca1991special makeup effects artist
Morir en el golfo1990special makeup effects artist
Hora Marcada1988-1990TV Series special makeup effects artist - 4 episodes
Goitia, un dios para sí mismo1989special makeup artist
Love Lies1989special makeup effects artist

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Death StrandingVideo Game 3D scan model announced
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies2014project consultant
Edge of Tomorrow2014special visual consultant
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug2013project consultant
The Simpsons2013TV Series director - 1 episode
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2012project consultant
Kung Fu Panda 22011creative consultant
Megamind2010creative consultant
Hellboy: The Science of Evil2008Video Game consultant / voice-over director
Home delivery: Servicio a domicilio2005Short presenter
El corazón de la noche1984production assistant - uncredited

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thresher2014Short set designer - uncredited
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2012project consultant
Kung Fu Panda 22011creative consultant
Morir en el golfo1990storyboard artist

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Strain2015TV Series second unit director - 1 episode
Obdulia1987first assistant director

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Amores Perros2000editing advisor
Doña Lupe1985Short assistant editor

Casting Director

Casting Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doña Lupe1985Short

Set Decorator

Set Decorator

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lenda Urbana2014TV Series 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crimson Peak2015writer: "In the Sails of Your Dreams"

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hellboy2004fight choreographer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alicia's Dream2016grateful acknowledgment
The Revenant2015Alejandro G. Iñárritu would like to thank
Bundle of Nerves2014Short special thanks
Thresher2014Short special thanks
Dinner2014/VShort special thanks
The Passing2014/VShort special thanks
The Taking of Deborah Logan2014special thanks
Torrente 5: Operación Eurovegas2014special thanks from the director
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)2014the filmmakers would like to thank
Lost River2014thanks
How to Train Your Dragon 22014special thanks
Implacable2014special thanks
Showreel2013TV Series in memoriam - 1 episode
Gravity2013the producers would like to thank
The World's End2013special thanks
Shhh2012Short special thanks: for inspiring this film
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter: The Great Calamity2012Video short thanks
The Black Dahlia Haunting2012special thanks
The Impossible2012the director wishes to thank
La luz del mundo2012Short very special thanks
A Little Bit Zombie2012acknowledgment to the works of
The Oohs2012Short acknowledgment
Therion2011Short special thanks
Cowboys & Aliens2011the producers wish to thank
Wonderland2011acknowledgment to the works of
Torrente 42011special thanks from the director: editing consulting
A Cockroach Named Henry2010very special thanks
The Puppet Monster Massacre2010Video special thanks
The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry2010Documentary thanks
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World2010special thanks
Hunter Prey2010special thanks
Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr.2010Video documentary short special thanks
The New Daughter2009special thanks
The Lovely Bones2009the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks: for their contribution
Mother and Child2009special thanks
District 92009special thanks
Delroy Kincaid2009Short acknowledgment
The Outlaw Emmett Deemus and the Porno Queen2008Short very special thanks
Caixa Preta2008very special thanks
Drew Struzan: An Appreciation of an Artist2008Video documentary short special thanks - as Guillermo Del Toro
Red Princess Blues Animated: The Book of Violence2007Short special thanks
Hasta el viento tiene miedo2007thanks
Diary of the Dead2007very special thanks
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II2007TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Hot Fuzz2007with thanks to - as Guillermo Del Toro
The Perfect Girl2006Short the producers wish to thank
The Last Winter2006thanks
Babel2006/Ithe director wishes to thank
Torrente 3: El protector2005special thanks
Toro negro2005Documentary special thanks
Blade: Trinity2004the film-makers wish to extend their personal thanks: for their contribution to the making of this movie - as Guillermo Del Toro
El asombroso mundo de Borjamari y Pocholo2004thanks
Secondhand Lions2003special thanks
The Blood Pact: The Making of 'Blade II'2002Video documentary very special thanks
Y Tu Mamá También2001thanks
Torrente 2: Misión en Marbella2001special thanks
Crónica de un desayuno2000special thanks
Amores Perros2000special thanks
A Little Bit of Blood1998Short special thanks
Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley1998the director wishes to thank
Sólo con tu pareja1991thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the Independent Film Business2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror FilmDocumentary post-productionHimself
78/522017DocumentaryHimself
Conan2016TV SeriesHimself - Special Appearance
Mad Max, univers brûlant2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Le complexe de Frankenstein2015DocumentaryHimself
The First Hundred Feet, the Last Hundred Feet2015Documentary shortHimself
Janela Indiscreta2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Cinema 32015TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimself - Director
Días de cine2012-2015TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Realms of the Third Age: From Beorn's House to Lake-town2014Video documentaryHimself
Made in Hollywood2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
World Premiere2014TV SeriesHimself
Étrangement vôtre!2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Director's Chair2014TV SeriesHimself
The Huading Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Winner
Wild Horses2013/IVShortHimself
Charlie Rose2006-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics2013DocumentaryHimself
Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird2013DocumentaryHimself
Dr. Shocker's Vault of Horror2013Video documentaryHimself
LatiNation2013TV SeriesHimself
The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of the Dark Knight Trilogy2013Video documentaryHimself
Vivir de cine2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
Mezamashi terebi2013TV SeriesHimself
Superheroes: From Page to Screen2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster2013DocumentaryHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Hollywood Fast Lane2013TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Nerdist2013TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Showreel2013TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Men in Suits2012Video documentaryHimself - Director, Pan's Labyrinth 2006
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV MovieHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself (2013)
NerdHQ2012TV SeriesHimself
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan2011DocumentaryHimself - Director of Hellboy
Zombie Lover2011Video documentary shortHimself
The Table2011Video documentaryHimself
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope2011DocumentaryHimself
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Late Review2010TV SeriesHimself - Cultural Highlights Interviewee
The Colbert Report2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
El duque2010Documentary shortHimself
Fasten Your Seatbelt: The Thrilling Art of Alfred Hitchcock2009Video documentary shortHimself
North by Northwest: One for the Ages2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Master's Touch: Hitchcock's Signature Style2009Video documentaryHimself
Bob Burns' Hollywood Halloween2009Video documentaryHimself
Viva la muerte! Autopsie du nouveau cinéma fantastique espagnol2009DocumentaryHimself
The Culture Show2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Página 22009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Troldspejlet2009TV SeriesHimself - Director
The Movie Loft2008TV SeriesHimself
Hellboy: In Service of the Demon2008Video documentaryHimself
Scream Awards 20082008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bernard Herrmann: Hitchcock's Maestro2008Video shortHimself
Edith Head: Dressing the Master's Movies2008Video shortHimself
In the Master's Shadow: Hitchcock's Legacy2008Video documentaryHimself
Pure Cinema: Through the Eyes of the Master2008Video documentaryHimself
Saul Bass: Title Champ2008Video shortHimself
Godfather World2008Video shortHimself
Cinema Mexicain: si loin de dieu, si près des états-unis2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown2008DocumentaryHimself
Shootout2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
Max on Set: Hellboy II - The Golden Army2008TV Short documentaryHimself
Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound2008TV Movie documentaryHImself
The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn't2008Video documentary shortHimself
El último truco2008DocumentaryHimself
Drew Struzan: An Appreciation of an Artist2008Video documentary shortHimself
Empire Movie Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself
El orfanato llega a Hollywood2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner2007Video documentaryHimself
Deck-A-Rep: The True Nature of Rick Deckard2007Video documentary shortHimself
Nexus Generation: Fans & Filmmakers2007Video documentary shortHimself
Conquistando Hollywood2007TV SeriesHimself
Tales from the Tomb: A Look Inside Blood and Iron2007Video documentary shortHimself
07 Spaceys2007TV MovieHimself
Trailers from Hell2007TV SeriesHimself
Caiga quien caiga2007TV SeriesHimself
Canal+ en Hollywood2007TV SeriesHimself
Miradas 22007TV Series documentaryHimself
La noche de los Oscar2007TV MovieHimself - Interviewee
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film & Best Original Screenplay
Tavis Smiley2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Penélope, camino a los Oscar2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Samurai Songs2007Video documentary shortHimself
Corazón de...2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Noche Hache2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
XXI Premios Anuales de la Academia2007TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Screenplay - Original and Nominee: Best Director
The 12th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
HBO First Look2007TV Series documentaryHimself
HypaSpace2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 16th Annual Gotham Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
Silenci?2006TV SeriesHimself
La mirada crítica2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Carta blanca2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Cannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero2006TV MovieHimself
Les nouveaux visages de la peur2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Taller Canal+2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy2005Video documentaryHimself
Versión española2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Making of 'Hellboy'2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
'Hellboy': The Seeds of Creation2004Video documentaryHimself
Entrevistas: Dando forma a internet2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Noin2003Himself
Masters of Horror2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Blood Pact: The Making of 'Blade II'2002Video documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2013TV Series documentaryNewsreader
Del corto a Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Troldspejlet2008TV SeriesHimself
Maquillando entre monstruos2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia2007TV Short documentaryHimself
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Distinguished Artisan AwardHollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards
2014Huading AwardHuading AwardBest Global Director for a Motion PicturePacific Rim (2013)
2014Anthony Quinn Award for Achievement in Motion PicturesALMA Awards
2013Auteur AwardSatellite Awards
2008BodilBodil AwardsBest Non-American Film (Bedste ikke-amerikanske film)El laberinto del fauno (2006)
2008Inspiration AwardEmpire Awards, UK
2008Nebula AwardScience Fiction and Fantasy Writers of AmericaBest ScriptEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2008George Pal Memorial AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

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2008Silver CondorArgentinean Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign Film, Spanish Language (Mejor Película Iberoamericana)El laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest FilmEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007Fotogramas de PlataFotogramas de PlataBest Film (Mejor Película Española)El laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007GoyaGoya AwardsBest Original Screenplay (Mejor Guión Original)El laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Director - FilmEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original ScreenplayEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007FIPRESCI PrizePalm Springs International Film FestivalBest Foreign Language FilmEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007Premio ACEPremios ACECinema - Best FilmEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007Sant JordiSant Jordi AwardsBest Film (Mejor Película Española)El laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007Audience AwardTuria AwardsBest Spanish FilmEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Film not in the English LanguageEl laberinto del fauno (2006)· Alfonso Cuarón
· Bertha Navarro
· Frida Torresblanco
2007Silver ArielAriel Awards, MexicoBest Direction (Mejor Dirección)El laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007Austin Film Critics AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationBest Original ScreenplayEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2006World Cinema Tribute AwardGotham Awards· Alfonso Cuarón
· Alejandro G. Iñárritu
2006Rondo StatuetteRondo Hatton Classic Horror AwardsBest FilmEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2006ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAInternational Achievement in Filmmaking
2006EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest PictureEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2004Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Director - Feature FilmHellboy (2004)
2004Creative Achievement AwardImagen Foundation Awards
2002Special Jury PrizeGérardmer Film FestivalEl espinazo del diablo (2001)
2002Youth Jury Grand PrizeGérardmer Film FestivalEl espinazo del diablo (2001)
2002International Critics AwardGérardmer Film FestivalEl espinazo del diablo (2001)
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie Awards, Latin AmericaMTV North Feed (mostly Mexico) - Best Mexican Working in a Foreign Movie (Mejor Fuga de Talento Mexicano al Extranjero)El espinazo del diablo (2001)
2002Time-Machine Honorary AwardSitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
2002Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in SilverAmsterdam Fantastic Film FestivalEl espinazo del diablo (2001)
1995Best DirectionFantafestivalCronos (1993)
1995Premio ACEPremios ACECinema - Best First WorkCronos (1993)
1994Silver RavenBrussels International Festival of Fantasy Film (BIFFF)Cronos (1993)
1994International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest FilmCronos (1993)
1994Audience Jury AwardFantasportoCronos (1993)
1993Mercedes-Benz AwardCannes Film FestivalCronos (1993)
1993DICINE AwardGuadalajara International Film FestivalCronos (1993)
1993CoralHavana Film FestivalBest First WorkCronos (1993)
1993Best ScreenplaySitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalCronos (1993)
1993Special Jury AwardAmiens International Film FestivalBest FilmCronos (1993)
1993Golden ArielAriel Awards, MexicoCronos (1993)
1993Silver ArielAriel Awards, MexicoBest Direction (Mejor Dirección)Cronos (1993)
1993Silver ArielAriel Awards, MexicoBest Original Story (Mejor Argumento Original)Cronos (1993)
1993Silver ArielAriel Awards, MexicoBest Screenplay (Mejor Guión Cinematográfico)Cronos (1993)
1993Silver ArielAriel Awards, MexicoBest First Work (Mejor Ópera Prima)Cronos (1993)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorCrimson Peak (2015)
2016Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingCrimson Peak (2015)· Matthew Robbins
2015Fright Meter AwardFright Meter AwardsBest DirectorCrimson Peak (2015)
2015PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion PicturesThe Book of Life (2014)· Brad Booker
2015Rondo StatuetteRondo Hatton Classic Horror AwardsBest MovieCrimson Peak (2015)
2015Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Peter Jackson
2014HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormPacific Rim (2013)· Travis Beacham (writer)
2014Bradbury AwardScience Fiction and Fantasy Writers of AmericaPacific Rim (2013)· Travis Beacham (screen story/screenplay)
2014Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorPacific Rim (2013)
2014Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)· Fran Walsh
· Philippa Boyens
· Peter Jackson
2014AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Storyboarding in an Animated TV/Broadcast ProductionThe Simpsons (1989)· Guy Davis
· Ralph Sosa
2013Hollywood Movie AwardHollywood Film AwardsPacific Rim (2013)
2013HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)· Fran Walsh (writer)
· Philippa Boyens (writer)
· Peter Jackson (writer and director)
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsDirector of the DecadeEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal Screenplay of the DecadeEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2009HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormHellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)· Mike Mignola (story/based on the comic by)
2008FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007CEC AwardCinema Writers Circle Awards, SpainBest Director (Mejor Director)El laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007CEC AwardCinema Writers Circle Awards, SpainBest Screenplay, Original (Mejor Guión Original)El laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsMotion PictureEl laberinto del fauno (2006)· Álvaro Augustin
· Alfonso Cuarón
· Bertha Navarro
· Frida Torresblanco
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsDirectorEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal ScreenplayEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007GoyaGoya AwardsBest Director (Mejor Director)El laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest FeatureEl laberinto del fauno (2006)· Bertha Navarro
· Alfonso Cuarón
· Frida Torresblanco
· Álvaro Augustin
2007ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsDirector of the YearEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsScreenwriter of the YearEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Original ScreenplayEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - OriginalEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007Award of the Argentinean AcademyAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of ArgentinaBest Foreign FilmEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2007Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2006ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion PictureEl laberinto del fauno (2006)· Álvaro Augustin
· Alfonso Cuarón
· Bertha Navarro
· Frida Torresblanco
2006Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2006DFCCDublin Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2005Bram Stoker AwardBram Stoker AwardsScreenplayHellboy (2004)
2003Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in GoldCinénygma - Luxembourg International Film FestivalEl espinazo del diablo (2001)
1998Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WriterMimic (1997)· Matthew Robbins
1998ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Latino Director of a Feature FilmMimic (1997)
1997Best FilmSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalMimic (1997)
1993Golden St. GeorgeMoscow International Film FestivalCronos (1993)
1993Best FilmSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalCronos (1993)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Wide-Release FilmCrimson Peak (2015)
2009Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ScreenplayHellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
2007NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest DirectorEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2006ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest DirectorEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2006ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original ScreenplayEl laberinto del fauno (2006)
2006Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Director of the YearEl laberinto del fauno (2006)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ScreenplayHellboy (2004)


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#Quote
1The natural state of a movie is 'not-getting-made.'
2[on what's the scariest thing he's ever seen on a television show] When I was a kid, it's not a metaphor, but I actually soiled myself when I was a child watching Night Gallery (1969). There was an episode called The Doll. I remember when the doll smiles, I literally lost control of my sphincter.
3You cannot aspire to do a movie that is as quirky as Pan's Labyrinth (2006) in the Hollywood machinery. It would get tested and noted by executives to death, and end up having a happy ending and all that bullshit, you know? And at the same time, you cannot end up with with a movie that is as spectacular and magnificent in showmanship as Pacific Rim (2013) if you do it in Mexico or Spain.
4Kaiju [monster] movies, by definition, bring a completely escapist fun. When you're a kid and you're watching Godzilla stomp a bunch of tanks or jets or through a city, the proportions of these things are so enormous that you cannot correlate them to anything real. What I do is I then bring in visually a very different sense of style from reality. I have these super-colored lights illuminating the rain, so it looks like a living comic-book or a living anime, you know? And the things that I do very, very consciously is I vacated all the streets so they would be empty of people. So you're never thinking 'Oh, the kaiju just crushed 600 people'. Because the streets are vacated and everybody's in a refuge, all they can destroy is buildings and vehicles when nobody's there.
5[on whether he was thinking of directing a Star Wars sequel] It's like thinking if I want to date a supermodel. I don't think about these things.
6I hate Hollywood movies with children as happy, brainless creatures that spout one-liners. What I tried to put in The Devil's Backbone (2001) is how unsafe it is to be a child. Many times in my life I saw children almost kill each other.
7[on what attracts him to genre films] The beauty and the horror. These directors have made great works of art in a genre that most people just throw in the garbage bin, that they don't think is important. But The Innocents (1961) is as powerful a film as you'll see in any genre. It towers above other films.
8I like pictures that are perverse and intelligent, something that you actually take home with you. Black Sabbath (1963) might not make you jump every minute but Mario Bava makes indefatigable images and Jack Clayton's The Innocents (1961) is so creepy and powerful, he's going to outlive the filmmakers going for short-term scares.
9The horror story was birthed when we became sedentary cavemen and started telling scary stories to keep the children from wandering off into the night. Today, there's nothing more cathartic for a guy in a three-piece suit, someone super wound-up and super-tight, to get on a roller-coaster of a horror film and scream like a madman.
10[on celebrating Halloween] I've been making myself up as a nasty zombie and playing the character really straight, never breaking and not giving out candy. I wander my neighbourhood with an eye socket gone, moaning and groaning, and the kids all freak out. But this year my wife and daughter begged me to go as a pirate, so that's what I'm doing. But I recommend everybody who has the option, to scare trick-or-treaters and freak out as many people as they can.
11[on what scares him] (jokingly) Politicians -- a lot. They are so deranged, especially these days. And human pettiness. Oh my God that's scary. It's so horrifying. I've seen a UFO, and I've heard ghosts twice -- once in New Zealand and once in Mexico, but those are not the scariest things. The scary things are real things like every day.
12Stanley Kubrick's absolute control over the medium turns his rock-solid framing and tense timing into real weapons pointed directly at the unsuspecting audience of The Shining (1980). No one has ever used the Steadicam as perfectly as he did in the tracking shots behind Torrance, Danny's tricycle. He uses the soundtrack brilliantly, fusing concrete music with sound effects and score to unsettle and position the uber-mannered, hyper-real performances of his actors. And, refreshingly, Kubrick is not above moments of Grand Guignol: the elevator doors spilling blood, the axe on the chest, the Grady twins bathed in blood or the old undead crone festering in the bathtub. He proves that great horror can be both shocking and a highly artistic endeavor.
13[at San Diego Comic-Con]: I fabricate everything. There's not a single real thing in Pan's Labyrinth (2006), because ultimately I'm very specific about [those details]. Context is everything in a fable, because every story has already been told. So the only variations I find are the voice of the storyteller and the context in which it's told.
14Do whatever the fuck you want, even if it's wrong, and then tell about it with honesty. That is filmmaking to me...Success is fucking up on your own terms.
15If you're not operating on an instinctive level, you're not an artist.... Reason over emotion is bullshit, absolute bullshit... We suffocate ourselves in rules. I find fantasy liberating.
16History is ultimately an inventory of ghosts.
17I think that 50 percent of the narrative is in the audio/visual storytelling. I happened to think the screenplay is the basis of it all, but definitely doesn't tell the movie. It tells the story, but doesn't tell the whole movie. A lot of the narrative is in the details.
18[on Stanley Kubrick] I admire Kubrick greatly. He is often accused of being a prodigious technician and rigid intellectual, which people say makes his films very cold. I don't agree. I think that Barry Lyndon (1975) or A Clockwork Orange (1971) are the most perfect marriages of personality and subject. But in fact, Full Metal Jacket (1987) is even more so. It looked at rigidity and brutality with an almost clinical eye. It is, for me, a singular film about the military, about war and its consequences. The famous scenes, like the induction with R. Lee Ermey where he renames the soldiers and reshapes them into sub-human maggots, had a particular impact on me. Also the suicide scene with Vincent D'Onofrio in the bathroom. And the sniper set-piece at the end. Those are absolutely virtuoso pieces of filmmaking.
19That's what I love about fairy tales; they tell the truth, not organized politics, religion or economics. Those things destroy the soul. That is the idea from Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and it surfaces in Hellboy (2004) and, to some degree, in all my films.
20My life is a suitcase. I am the traveling Mexican.
21These shots are not eye-candy, they are, to me, eye-protein. - regarding Pan's Labyrinth (2006).
22The sign of a true friendship is when you can forgive success.
23It would be a cliché to say that, because I am a Mexican, I see death in a certain way. But I have seen more than my share of corpses, certainly more than the average First World guy. I worked for months next to a morgue that I had to go through to get to work. I've seen people being shot; I've had guns put to my head; I've seen people burnt alive, stabbed, decapitated ... because Mexico is still a very violent place. So I do think that some of that element in my films comes from a Mexican sensibility.
24I remember the worst experience of my life, even above the kidnapping of my father, was shooting Mimic (1997) [del Toro's first Hollywood feature, in 1997, which was severely compromised by producer interference]. Because what was happening to me and the movie was far more illogical than kidnapping, which is brutal, but at least there are rules. Now when I look at Mimic, what I see is the pain of a deeply flawed creature that could have been so beautiful.
25Aside from being a perfect Hellboy, he is a gentleman, a friend to die for, a great actor and - for the ladies - he has the sexiest male voice this side of Barry White. What more can one ask for? - On Ron Perlman, 2002.
26When you have the intuition that there is something which is there, but out of the reach of your physical world, art and religion are the only means to get to it.

#Trademark
1Films often feature a portal that leads to different worlds
2His films frequently show an autopsy or have a scene set in a morge. The autopsy is often performed over a non-human character.
3Beard
4One or more of his protagonists are often strongly and pivotally influenced by their father figures.
5Frequently works with cinematographer Guillermo Navarro
6Often casts Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, and Federico Luppi
7Clockwork designs and motifs (for example, Kroenen's lair in Hellboy (2004) and the captain's obsession with his father's watch in Pan's Labyrinth (2006) ).
8Likes to use amber as a dominant color in his movies. This is especially noticeable in Blade II (2002) and Hellboy (2004).
9Many of his films have major scenes based in underground areas such as subways systems (Mimic (1997), Hellboy (2004)), sewers (Blade II (2002)), or large basements (The Devil's Backbone (2001)).
10Archangels, symbols and other religious items
11Uses a lot of religious relics and artifacts. Always mentions Catholicism
12Often uses insects or insect imagery

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