Guillermo del Toro Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Guillermo del Toro

Biography / Wiki

A Mexican multitalented artist Guillermo del Toro is a filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, and author. He is well-known for his versatility and perfection in his filmmaking skills. He was born on October 9, 1964, and was named Guillermo del Toro Gomez.

He is famous for giving special effects and artistic views to his work and his notable movies include ‘Cronos’, ‘The Devil’s Backbone’, ‘Hellboy’, and many more. He has been appreciated for co-writing ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. Before becoming a filmmaker, he worked as a special-effects make-up designer to enhance his skills.

Height / Weight / Age

Date Of Birth October 9, 1964
Age 59 Years
Height In Centimeters – 168 cm

In Feet and Inches – 5’6”

Weight In Kilograms – 95 kg

In Pounds – 209 lbs

Body Measurements 40-33-15
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Salt & pepper
Shoe Size Not Known

Net Worth

Guillermo Del Toro’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million approximately. He has a Cadillac car that is being customized.

Education / Family

Guillermo was born to Federico del Toro who was an automotive entrepreneur and Guadalupe Gomez. He was raised as a single child in a Catholic household. Since childhood, he developed his interest in filmmaking by using his father’s Super 8 camera.

In high school, he created 10 short films. He was enrolled in Centro de Investigacion Estudios Cinematograficos, Guadalajara to study cinematography.


Guillermo del Toro

Real Name Guillermo del Tero Gomez
Nickname Totoro
Birth Place Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Profession Director, songwriter, producer, novelist
Zodiac sign Libra
School Not known
College Centro de Investigacion Estudios Cinematograficos, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara
Religion Roman Catholic
Nationality Mexican
Home Town Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Debut Directional & writing – Cronos (1993, English-Spanish)


Guillermo del Toro - Cronos
Guillermo del Toro – Cronos

Production – Un Embrujo (1998)

Guillermo del Toro - Un Embrujo
Guillermo del Toro – Un Embrujo

Novel – The Strain (2000)

Guillermo del Toro - The Strain
Guillermo del Toro – The Strain

Fathers Name Federico del Toro (entrepreneur)
Mothers Name Guadalupe del Toro
Brothers None
Sister None

Career / Fashion And Style

In 1993, Guillermo commenced his filmmaking career with the horror drama film ‘Cronos’ which was in Spanish. At the 66th Academy Awards, it was selected as the Mexican entry for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’. In 2002, he worked on the sequel of ‘Blade’ and kept the horror and supernatural themes for it.

As an author, he released his vampire horror novel ‘The Strain’, which spawned two sequels, ‘The Fall’ and ‘The Night Eternal’. The sci-fi action film ‘Pacific Rim’ was directed by Gullimero which is about giant monsters and gigantic mecha suits called ‘Jaegers’.

‘The Shape of Waters’ is considered to be his remarkable work as it earned $195 million. The movie was nominated for 13 Oscar categories and won four of them. It has also won two Golden Globe awards and three BAFTA awards.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

He married Mexican singer Lorenza Newton and has two daughters named Mariana Del Toro and Marisa Del Toro. In 2017, the couple filed a divorce.

Girlfriends Lorenza Newton
Marital Status Married
Wife Lorenza Newton


Guillermo del Toro with Lorenza and his daughters
Guillermo del Toro with Lorenza and his daughters

Children Daughters – Mariana Del Toro, Marisa Del Toro

Favourite Things

Here is the list of Guillermo favourite things.

Favourite Actors Doug Jones
Favourite Musician Hans Zimmer
Favourite Beverage Tequila
Favourite Film La Chienne
Favorite Painter Arnold Bocklin
Favourite Books Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Michael Burgan

Guillermo del Toro

Some Interesting Facts About Guillermo del Toro

  • Guillermo belonged to an upper-class family who had a strong Catholic belief.
  • When he was 8 years old, he started experimenting with his father’s motion picture camera.
  • In high school, he developed his interest in filmmaking and started making short films.
  • In 1974, he became a vegetarian after watching the horror film ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’. Later after 4 years, he started eating non-vegetarian.
  • He established his own effects company called ‘Necropia’ in 1980.
  • From his birthplace, ‘Patron’ a brand of tequila products started and hence he collaborated with Patron Tequila once.
  • He is a gothic art lover and a bookworm. To showcase his collection of 600 pieces of art and 9,000 books he bought an extra-house called ‘Bleak House’.
  • He considers Dick Smith as his mentor because he taught him the art of special effects make-up.
Guillermo del Toro and Dick Smith
Guillermo del Toro and Dick Smith
  • Guadalajara International Film Festival is co-founded by Guillermo. It is a week-long festival which takes place in the month of March in Guadalajara.
  • Entertainment’s Weekly ranked him 37 on the list of ‘The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood’.
  • His hobbies are reading and writing.
  • If his name is translated into English, it will become ‘William of the Bull’.
  • He has a political inclination towards the democratic party. Once he became a part of controversy for criticizing Donald Trump‘s government.
  • In 2015, he became a member of the ‘Official Competition’ jury at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @realgdt
  2. Twitter@RealGDT
  3. Facebook @GuillermodelToro
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