Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro Gómez is a Mexican filmmaker, author, and actor. He directed the Academy Award–winning fantasy films Pan's Labyrinth and The Shape of Water, winning the Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for the latter. Throughout his career, del Toro has shifted between Spanish-language films—such as Cronos, The Devil's Backbone, and Pan's Labyrinth—and English-language films, including Mimic, Blade II, Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, The Shape of Water, Nightmare Alley, and the stop-motion animated film Pinocchio. As a producer or writer, he worked on the films The Orphanage, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, The Hobbit film series, Mama, The Book of Life, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and The Witches. In 2022, he created an anthology horror series for Netflix titled Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities, featuring a collection of classical horror stories.