Guillermo del Toro, one of Hollywood's Three Mexican Kings

Guillermo del Toro, one of Hollywood’s Three Mexican Kings

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Guillermo del Toro to Los Angeles in 2019.

Guillermo del Toro often shoots his films with his family. The Mexican director wrote in the midst of a pandemic nightmare alley (in theaters since January 19) with his new wife, Kim Morgan. Before marrying the screenwriter and critic, he shared his taste quack Written by William Lindsey Grisham, mystery writer and author, in 1946, for a little-known masterpiece of thriller whose 22 chapters correspond to the 22 Arcana Tarot.

The 57-year-old director also forms a real family with directors Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Alfonso Cuaron, the other two members of the Mexican trio that have settled in the United States since the beginning of the 2000s and have become one of the centers of seriousness. American cinema. The Three Men are the only generation of foreign directors – since the arrival of the Germans in the late 1930s – who have been able to thrive and thrive in such a difficult and complex Hollywood ecosystem.

official recognition

The sign of this complementarity can be measured by their official recognition: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu won the Oscar for Best Picture and Best Director for his birdman In 2015, he again received a statuette for Best Director the following year for return ; Guillermo del Toro won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director in 2018 for water shape ; While Alfonso Cuaron inherited the Oscar for Best Foreign Film of 2019 from Rome.

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Hacking into the US wasn’t easy. The first to try the adventure was Alfonso Cuarón, in the mid-nineties, with Little Princess. Guillermo del Toro followed in 1997, with Sound and movement imitator. In the same year, the latter’s father was kidnapped from his home in Guadalajara. The amount requested by the kidnappers is one million dollars supported by James Cameron director Titanic And a friend of Guillermo del Toro.

Mexico is very dangerous

The director found his father alive and well, but “The kidnappers were not arrested, he laments m world magazine During a video interview. If that had been the case, I would have stayed in Mexico. But my kids suddenly became potential targets. I’m not afraid of being kidnapped, but I’m afraid of it for them. Then I realized that I could shoot films in Europe, the United States, and Canada. I will go back to Mexico when I have a movie to shoot there.”

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