Guillermo del Toro (born 9 October 1964) is a Latin American film director, and was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro was involved with filmmaking in his late teens. He executive produced his first feature in 1986, at the age of 21. Before that he spent nearly 10 years as a make-up designer, and formed his own company, Necropia, in the early 80s.
Del Toro co-founded the Guadalajara-based Mexican film festival. Later on in his directing career, he formed his own production company, the Tequila Gang.
He has directed the following films:
Blade II (2002)
The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del Diablo) (2001)