Guillermo del Toro will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame according to The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
The director is most notable for films such as Pan’s Labyrinth, both Hellboy films with Ron Perlman and, most recently, his 2017 film The Shape of Water, which garnered both a directing award for del Toro and the award for Best Picture, among others.
Del Toro’s first major feature film was the 1993 horror film Cronos, which starred Perlman, Federico Luppi, and Claudio Brook, to name a few.
The film marked not only his feature film debut but also his debut feature as a screenwriter after a career as a special effects makeup artist.
The director, producer, and writer is set to be honored with his star on Aug. 6, and it will be located on Hollywood Boulevard by The Line Store.
Director J.J. Abrams and singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey, of all people, will appear alongside Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Rana Ghadban to unveil the star.
“Guillermo del Toro is a director with one of the most creative and vivid imaginations. He has his pulse on a realm of fantasy that has captivated and astounded audiences!” Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, said in a statement. “The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to honor him for his historic film work!”
By Damilola Faustino