Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro To Receive Walk of Fame Star

Despite its unrivaled fanatical following and indisputable success at the box office, horror is still an underappreciated medium in Hollywood. I mean, let’s face facts. The Academy of Motion Pictures pretty much ignores the genre entirely. Few filmmakers or actors have broken through this ridiculous barrier. Guillermo del Toro, however, would not be denied.  The Mexican filmmaker, screenwriter, actor, and former special effects makeup artist took home TWO Academy awards (Best Picture, Best Director) for his 2018 genre film The Shape Of Water (read our review here). The time has come for del Toro to make a little more room in his trophy case. The Hollywood walk of fame is calling.

Read on for the details! But first, check out this amazing tribute to the man himself from the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival!

Details From The Hollywood Walk of Fame Website

  • WHO: Honoree: Guillermo del Toro
  • Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Rana Ghadban
  • Guest Speakers: Director J.J. Abrams and singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey
  • WHAT: Dedication of the 2,669th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Motion Pictures
  • WHERE: 6918 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Line Store
  • WHEN: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 11:30 A.M. PST

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that film director Guillermo del Toro will be honored with the 2,669th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6918 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Line Store.

Fans can watch the event exclusively via live stream on

Guillermo del Toro’s body of work is impressive, to say the least. From Producer (Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark), to Screenwriter/Director (The Shape of Water, Hellboy 1 and 2, Mimic, Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Strain, The Devil’s Backbone), and everything in between, del Toro is a genre icon. Check out his full biography at the Walk of Fame website. It’s amazing!

Guillermo del Toro - Hellboy

Awesome news! Of course we couldn’t be happier for him, and for his fans. We’ll certainly be tuning in to watch the ceremony come August 6. What about you? Will you be watching? What is your favorite Guillermo del Toro film? Tell us in the comments!


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