Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. He developed an interest in filmmaking in his teens and, after dabbling in making his own short films, went on to win numerous awards and recognition for such films as Cronos (1993), Espinazo del diablo, El (2001) and Pan’s Labrynth (2006). On this occasion of his 44th birthday, Guillermo has embarked on what will certainly be yet another acclaimed project: writing and eventually directing The Hobbit and “F2.” So, in addition to wishing him a very ‘happy birthday,’ please join us in wishing him the very best of luck in his latest endeavors.