Guillermo del Toro, the Mexican director known for his film “Shape of Water”, inaugurated his star on “Walk of Fame” in Los Angeles on Tuesday, a few days after the attacks in El Paso and Dayton, and in the speech, his filmmaker urged immigrants not to give in to fear.
Winner of two Academy Awards in 2018 for “Best Director” with “Shape of Water”, Del Toro is known for the fantastic universes and scary monsters he uses in his works.
The Mexican artist spoke to those present about the “great fear” used, in his opinion, by certain people to divide the population, “to tell us that we are all different, that we do not have to trust each other.”
“When people tell me” you live in an imaginary world “, I say,” no, not me, but politicians and churches. ”
“You don’t believe the lies they tell us about. You believe the stories you have in you and you think we can change things,” said the filmmaker, also known for movies like “Pan’s Labyrinth” or “Blade II.”
Born on October 9, 1964, in Guadalajara (Mexico), Guillermo del Toro is a screenwriter, director, and producer. He was nominated for the Oscars for “El laberinto del fauno” (2006), a film that also participated in the competition for Palme d’Or and for which he received a BAFTA award, in the category “best film in a foreign language”. “And a Goya for the script. In Cannes, he was awarded for “Cronos” (1993), and in 2017, the feature film “The Shape of Water” received two trophies at the Venice Film Festival, including the Golden Lion. The same movie brought him, in 2018, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award, for best director, and two Oscar trophies – “best movie” and “best director”.