Guillermo Del Toro Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

14th April 2015

Fact: Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in director Guillermo Del Toro's Disney film Haunted Mansion.

2nd September 2014

Fact: Several props from director Guillermo Del Toro's action blockbuster Pacific Rim have hit the auction block online. Prop Store has launched an auction featuring over 150 items from the 2013 film, including costumes, a desk used by Ron Perlman's character, Hannibal Chau, and fake medical scanners.

4th October 2013

Fact: Moviemaker Guillermo Del Toro will open this year's (13) The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Tv special with a two-and-a-half minute animated gag related to the famous family's regular title sequence. In the Halloween episode clip, which will air in America on Sunday (06Oct13), the Pan's Labyrinth director depicts the Simpson family escaping from ghouls and strange forces taking over their town.

6th June 2013

Quote: "I had what is called lucid dreaming, so I would wake up in my dream, exactly in the room I was in, and I would see creatures at the foot of the bed or behind an armoire or on the floor. When I was very young, I used to pee in my crib out of terror. I had those night terrors until I was 11." Moviemaker Guillermo Del Toro on the childhood nightmares that inspired his cult movies as an adult.

25th August 2011

Quote: "As a kid, I dreamed of having a house with secret passages and a room where it rained 24 hours a day. The point of being over 40 is to fulfill the desires you’ve been harboring since you were seven." Mexican moviemaker Guillermo Del Toro on making his childhood fantasies come true.

25th August 2011

Quote: "I have been told it’s very slimming. But let me tell you, no matter how I look in black, you don’t want to imagine me in white." Portly filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro on his penchant for wearing black.

11th August 2011

Quote: "This film is dark... The opening is terrifying. A scene exploring the basement and the last 20 minutes... you will definitely crap in your pants... Truth is, some people won't sleep after seeing this. But there's no profanity. No graphic violence. I wouldn't say it's really gory, but it definitely pulls no punches. It's intense." Director Guillermo Del Toro insists horror fans won't be disappointed by his new movie, Don'T Be Afraid Of The Dark.

26th October 2010

Quote: "Absolutely, 100 per cent. I'm a huge fan of his. I love him in The Office and Love Actually." The Hobbit's former director Guillermo Del Toro is convinced British actor Martin Freeman is the perfect choice to play the lead role in the movie.

31st July 2008

Quote: "It means I don't need to think about what I wear. I'm not very GQ, but I do smell good and I carry a nice pen." Filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro explains his all-black fashion sense. He wears a black T-shirt, black hooded sweater, black leather jacket, black trousers and a pair of black boots every day.

31st July 2008

Quote: "I have zero admiration for Superman. He's too white bread and he's always ahead of the game. Hellboy is always half a step behind..." HELLBOY II director Guillermo Del Toro has no respect for clean-cut comic book hero Superman.

30th July 2008

Fact: Fantasy horror filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro's strict Catholic grandmother exorcised him with holy water as a child, whenever he drew pictures of monsters.

30th July 2008

Quote: "I would love to see who fills the car with petrol. And I would love to know who cleans the pools of nut-sack sweat from the Bat Suit. Does Alfred (Batman's butler) have little towels?" Oddball filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro ponders the more intricate details of the BATMAN movie franchise.

11th June 2008

Quote: "When the first HELLBOY came out we had a lot of trouble in the Bible Belt (religious area of America)... I remember receiving a Polaroid (photograph) from a cinema marquee in the South. They'd changed the title to 'Bellboy'. And another one changed it to 'Hello Boy'." Mexican moviemaker Guillermo Del Toro upset religious zealots with the title of his 2004 comic book movie adaptation.

21st November 2006

Quote: "To me, festival prizes are like sex after a drunken disco night. You may end up getting the girl in bed but it's not necessarily the right choice." Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro after failing to win an award at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival for new film, PAN'S LABYRINTH.

10th February 2006

Fact: <p>Mexican film director Guillermo Del Toro has agreed to direct futuristic fantasy thriller KILLING ON CARNIVAL ROW. The film, based on a script by TRAVIS BEACHAM, sees a detective searching for a serial killer among a city full of humans, elves and vampires. </p>

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