Director of Pacific Rim and The Shape of Water receives high honor.
Earlier this week, director Guillermo Del Toro was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, making it the 2,669th star to ever be awarded. Known for such films as The Shape of Water, Hellboy, and Pacific Rim, the Academy Award winning director was presented with his star in a ceremony held on August 6th. Speaking on behalf of what got him into movies, and hoping to inspire future filmmakers, Del Toro was quoted as saying the following:
What I felt with those stars is there were people that were as weird as me and they were here, so that gave me hope. This star is for you, all of you that feel weird… I don’t believe in magic as so, but if I can will a little bit of myself today here in this ground, I will be here, I will spiritually be here for you anytime you want to come.
Del Toro is a noted fan of tokusatsu as a genre, so much so that Tsuburaya added an Easter egg in his honor several years back. In episode 5 of 2015’s Ultraman X, the titular hero does battle with a kaiju on Planet Guillermo, which was later confirmed to be named as a direct nod to Del Toro and his love of the Ultraman franchise and its kaiju.
Del Toro’s most recent project which he wrote and produced, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, is in theaters this weekend.
Source: ABC-7 Eyewitness News