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Guillermo Del Toro | Guillo Tine Del Toro | Girerumo Deru Toro
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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's absolute control over the medium turns his rock-solid framing and tense timing into real weapons pointed directly at the unsuspecting audience of The Shining
(1980). No one has ever used the Steadicam as perfectly as he did in the tracking shots behind Torrance, Danny's tricycle. He uses the soundtrack brilliantly, fusing concrete music with sound effects and score to unsettle ...
Following his international breakthrough, his father was kidnapped for ransom in Mexico in 1997, and held for seventy-two days until the money was paid. Fellow filmmaker James Cameron
helped secure the ransom money. Although del Toro still frequently works in Mexico, he has relocated his family to the USA out of fear of more kidnappings.
Clockwork designs and motifs (for example, Kroenen's lair in Hellboy
(2004) and the captain's obsession with his father's watch in Pan's Labyrinth