This Day in Halloween: Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is born in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico in 1964. / Illustration by Allison Jimenez
Guillermo del Toro is born in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico in 1964. The Oscar-winning filmmaker’s work is known for its distinct and often intricate visual style and its examinations of the Spanish Civil War, but has also included big Hollywood films. Del Toro’s resume includes The Shape of Water,Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone, Hellboy, Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak.