Film director Guillermo del Toro will be honored with the 2,669th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, Aug. 6. His star in the category of motion pictures will be dedicated at 6918 Hollywood Blvd. at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Line Store.
“Guillermo del Toro is a director with one of the most creative and vivid imaginations. He has his pulse on a realm of fantasy that has captivated and astounded audiences,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to honor him for his historic film work.”
Host Rana Ghadban, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, will unveil the star with the help of director J.J. Abrams and singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey.
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, del Toro first gained worldwide recognition for the 1993 Mexican-American co-production “Cronos,” a supernatural horror film, which he directed from his own screenplay after beginning his career working as a special effects makeup artist. The film premiered at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Mercedes-Benz Award. It also won over 20 international awards and eight Ariel Awards from the Mexican Academy of Film, including Best Director, Best Screenplay and the Golden Ariel.
del Toro’s latest producing project is the feature film “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” based on the books by Alvin Schwartz. André Øvredal directed the film, which will be released in theaters Aug. 9.
The filmmaker earned international acclaim as the director, writer and producer of the 2006 fantasy drama “Pan’s Labyrinth.” He was honored with an Oscar nomination for his original screenplay for the film, which won Academy Awards for Art Direction, Cinematography and Makeup. In all, the film garnered more than 40 international awards and appeared on more than 35 critics’ lists of the year’s best films.
His most recent film, the contemporary fairy tale “The Shape of Water,” for Fox Searchlight, premiered at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Golden Lion for Best Picture. It went on to win Golden Globes, BAFTAs, Oscars and more for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Production Design.
Other del Toro films include, “Mimic,” “The Devil’s Backbone,” “Blade II,” “Hellboy,” “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” “Pacific Rim” and “Crimson Peak.”
Through his overall deal with DreamWorks Animation, he has been an executive producer on the films “Kung Fu Panda 2,” “Kung Fu Panda 3,” “Rise of the Guardians” and “Puss in Boots,” in which he also voiced characters.
For information, visit walkoffame.com.
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