Del Toro, 53, is known for making both mainstream action movies like "Hellboy" and offbeat dark fantasies like "Pan's Labyrinth." "The Shape of Water" has been celebrated as a visual feast about a woman who falls in love with a strange amphibious creature. "The greatest thing art does, our industry does, is to erase the lines in the sand - we should continue doing that - when the world tells us to make them deeper," Del Toro said in accepting the award. Del Toro was favoured to win the directing prize after picking up the Directors Guild of America Award last month.
'The Shape of Water' is an unashamedly sensual movie, and its director Guillermo Del Toro explains why this was so important to him to get across early.
There are action figures and then there are, ahem, “action figures.” Unfortunately for actor Doug Jones, the toy inspired by his “Shape of Water” character is of the “adult” variety. “With a light chuckle, I can tell you it’s not exactly what I’d hoped for,” said Jones, whose Amphibian Man in the critically acclaimed film stirred a company called XenoCat Artifacts to create a dildo inspired by his character. “I’m sure Dunkirk doesn’t have that problem,” director Guillermo del Toro joked following TheWrap’s screening of “The Shape of Water.” “I don’t think it’s an accurate representation.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the director of celebrated arthouse movie Delicatessen, has accused Guillermo Del Toro of copying a scene from his movie in his Oscar hopeful The Shape of Water.
Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape of Water leads the 2018 BAFTA nominations, hauling in a total of 12 nods, including Best Film, and Best Actress for British star Sally Hawkins.
Christopher Nolan’s war epic “Dunkirk” and Guillermo del Toro’s romantic fantasy “The Shape of Water” were the top nominees for the 22nd annual Satellite Awards, announced Wednesday morning by the International Press Academy.
Guillermo del Toro's heavily anticipated fantasy drama nabs honour previously won by The Wrestler and Brokeback Mountain.
'Pan's Labyrinth' filmmaker put his entire directorial fee (minus taxes and guild dues) back into his awards-tipped fantasy drama.
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