The beloved Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro received his Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Tuesday, August 6, following an illustrious and successful career spanning over 3 decades.
The Oscar-winning creative behind movies like Hellboy, Pacific Rim, Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water, and Crimson Peak (plus many, many others) received the 2,669th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at a ceremony presided over by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Rana Ghadban, director J.J. Abrams, and singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey.
Ted Danson, Issa López, Ron Perlman (Hellboy himself!), Elliott Gould, Mary Steenburgen, Clifton Collins Jr., Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark director André Øvredal and the film's cast, and more were among the celebrity attendees come to honor the creative.
Beloved by critics and fans alike, del Toro has established himself as one of the most popular directors of our time.
He was born on October 9, 1964, in Guadalajara, Mexico, and became interested in filmmaking from a very early age—as young as 8 years old.
He was driven by a passion for creating stories and monsters that sprung from his fertile imagination, which is patently obvious when you watch pretty much any of his films. From dark fantasy (Pan's Labyrinth) to action-packed sci-fi (Pacific Rim), his films are captivating for both adults and children all around the world.
The ceremony came at a good time too, just three days before the release of the horror film Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the latest project in which del Toro was involved (as a producer and screenwriter).
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will open on August 9, 2019 in the US.
Prorom will release the movie in the Czech Republic and Slovakia on August 16 and Romania on August 23. In Hungary the horror will have its premiere on November 28.