When it comes to modern filmmakers, few have amassed a body of work as striking as Guillermo del Toro. While not all his films have been home runs, each is distinctly his, even when he ventured into blockbuster superhero franchise territory.
My personal favorite film of del Toro’s is Pan’s Labyrinth, but The Shape of Water deservedly won its Oscars, and his work on Blade II and Hellboy showed that big studios couldn’t stifle his creativity. Whether in Spanish or English, del Toro is great.
Now, del Toro is set to receive a well-deserved star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, August 6th, at 11:30am PST/2:30pm EST, and conveniently be streamed live on the Walk of Fame official website.
Guillermo del Toro’s next film as a director will be a remake of 1947’s Nightmare Alley, a film noir thriller project set to star Bradley Cooper. His next effort overall is this weekend’s release Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which he co-wrote and produced.
While del Toro’s Oscars are obviously a bigger deal, this Walk of Fame honor is another career highlight for the director. Hopefully he directs another horror film sooner or later, but even if he doesn’t, his legacy as an icon of the genre is already secure.