The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) will be honored with the 2,669 star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, August 6, at 11:30 AM PST.
The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6918 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Line Store. Helping Emcee Rana Ghadban, President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be director J.J. Abrams and singer/songwriter Lana Del Ray.
“Guillermo del Toro is a director with one of the most creative and vivid imaginations. He has his pulse on a realm of fantasy that has captivated and astounded audiences!” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to honor him for his historic film work!”
Guillermo del Toro is among the most creative and visionary artists of his generation whose distinctive style is showcased through his work as a filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, and author. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, he first gained worldwide recognition for the 1993 Mexican American co-production Cronos, a supernatural horror film, which he directed from his own screenplay after beginning his career working as a special effects makeup artist. The film premiered at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Mercedes-Benz Award. It also won over 20 international awards and eight Ariel Awards from the Mexican Academy of Film, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and the Golden Ariel.
Del Toro’s latest producing project is the CBS Films, eOne and Lionsgate feature Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, based on the books by Alvin Schwartz. André Øvredal directed the film which will be released in theaters everywhere August 9, 2019.
Under his overall deal with Fox Searchlight, he is currently producing Antlers (directed by Scott Cooper and starring Keri Russell). Del Toro’s next live-action film is the period thriller Nightmare Alley which he will direct, produce and co-write for Searchlight. His most recent film, the contemporary fairy tale The Shape of Water, for Fox Searchlight, premiered at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Golden Lion for Best Picture. It went on to win Golden Globes, BAFTAs, DGA, PGA and Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score, and Best Production Design.
Del Toro is also producing, co-writing and co-directing his stop motion adaptation of Pinocchio for Netflix Animation. Currently, he is also developing a series based on Naoki Urasawa’s acclaimed manga series Monster for Sony Television. He will also produce the horror anthology Guillermo del Toro’s 10 After Midnight for Netflix Television.
Del Toro is on the Board of Directors of The Hero Initiative which creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. Since inception, the Hero Initiative has been fortunate enough to benefit creators with more than $1 million worth of much-needed aid.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
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