Today in Latin American History
Mexican Film Director Guillermo del Toro was Born in 1964
Photo: Guillermo del Toro
Today in Latin American history, Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro known for Hellboy & Pan’s Labyrinth was born in 1964.
Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens.
Del Toro’s work is characterised by a strong connection to fairy tales and horror, with an effort to infuse visual or poetic beauty.
Pan’s Labyrinth was nominated for an Academy Award, Cannes Film Festival, and the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian writer, photographer, & musicologist Mário de Andrade was born in 1893
- Today in LatAm history, a coup in Panama declared Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president in 1941
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian musician Taiguara known for being censored by the government was born in 1945
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine footballer Jorge Burruchaga whose goal won the 1986 World Cup was born in 1962
- Today in LatAm history, Honduran footballer Carlos Pavón who plays for the National team & Real CD Espana was born in 1973