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23 Reasons Why Guillermo Del Toro Is Definitely Walk Of Fame Material

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Guillermo del Toro is the Mexican filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and author we all know and love. He has produced and written countless films, and television shows ranging from “Hellboy” to even an episode of “The Simpsons.”

Let’s take the time to marinate in all the horror he has given us over the years that make him the ultimate Walk of Fame material.

1. Just this year, he won two Academy Awards…

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For Best Director and Best Picture for “The Shape of Water.” He used his speech platform to say, “I am an immigrant. The greatest thing our art does is to erase the lines in the sand. We should continue doing that when the world tells us to make them deeper.”

2. “Cronos” was his very first feature film in 1993.

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This movie is dark. In the year 1536, an alchemist in Veracruz discovers immortality. When he finally dies in 1937 during a building collapse, investigators find basins of blood, and more. An antique dealer ends up finding the immortality invention and feels its effects. A blood war ensues in the fight for the invention and in classic Del Toro fashion, we’re left on a cliffhanger.

3. Bottom line: the guy’s an icon.

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He began his career in Spanish-language horror-fantasy films like “Cronos” and “The Devil’s Backbone,” but has entered the American mainstream with sci-fi action films like “Hellboy,” “Pacific Rim,” “Crimson Peak,” and even Netflix animated series “Trollhunters.”

4. So when rumors of a Walk of Fame star surfaced, we had questions.

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Like this Twitter user who asked, “So, are they going to give you your star on the Walk of Fame?”

5. It’s official now! 🌟🌟🌟

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The ceremony won’t happen for another couple years, but we’re here for it. Can’t wait until the big day.

6. GDT’s fans are so here for it.

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Del Toro was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1964, so the fact that he’s made it in mainstream America has Helped open doors for more Latinos in Hollywood.

7. The Mexico pride is real right now.

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After that World Cup game, this is something we can all celebrate. Not only has GDT been hugely influential as a Latino in white Hollywood, but he’s also a genre bender apart from his latinidad.

8. It all started with a Super 8 camera.

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When he was just eight years old, he began experimenting with his father’s Super 8. He would use “Planet of the Apes” action figures as subjects, along with other objects.

9. His childhood villain was a potato.

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With his dad’s camera, he filmed a “serial killer potato” that wanted to rule the world. The potato went on to murder Del Toro’s mother and brothers, only to finally step outside and be crushed by a car. Iconic.

10. As a kid, he’d doodle all kinds of monsters.

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Some were made into award winning horror films that we all watched during Spanish class, and later had nightmares about. *cough* “Pan’s Labyrinth” *cough*

11. He spent 10 years as a special effects make-up designer.

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He actually studied it in school, and eventually formed his own company, Necropia. He must have been dreaming up his spooky, iconic characters during that entire decade.

12. His obsession with Frankenstein is real.

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Del Toro was always obsessed with monsters, specifically Frankenstein. He even claims he has a “Frankenstein fetish to a degree that is unhealthy.” Behold: just a portion of his Frankenstein collection.

13. GDT is also into Victorian culture…

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Which seeps into his films. In his own words, “I have a room of my library at home called ‘The Dickens Room’. It has every work by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins and many other Victorian novelists, plus hundreds of works about Victorian London and its customs, etiquette, architecture.”

14. GDT hates religion.

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What does this have to do with “Hellboy” me preguntes? He had a very morbidly religious grandmother that catapulted him into a “raging athiest.”

The villians in his movies, like the industrialist in “Cronos,” the Nazis in “Hellboy” and the Francoists in “Pan’s Labyrinth,” are all united in authoritarianism.

15. But he loves collecting props.

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He told the New York Times, “I bought the gun on ‘Hellboy I’ from production at the end of the movie, and then I rented it to ‘Hellboy II’ in exchange for props. I said, ‘I’ll give you the gun for free for the whole shoot, but you’ve got to give me the giant egg.’ I love that movie. I think it’s one of my favorites.” The chopped head next to it is from “Blade II.”

16. And fans know how much he loves his props.

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The New York Times actually did an entire piece about the different props that GDT has collected over the years.

He even said, “As a kid, I dreamed of having a house with secret passages and a room where it rained 24 hours a day. The point of being over 40 is to fulfill the desires you’ve been harboring since you were 7.”

17. GDT has two houses dedicated to horror.

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They’re too scary for his wife and children to sleep in, so they have a third for peaceful living. “Bleak House” and “Bleak House 2” serve as a physical representation of GDT’s imagination.

18. Half his paychecks go toward collecting.

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Welcome to GDT’s office. The monster in the makeup chair is meant to represent what it was like for Boris Karloff to be on set of the 1930’s Frankenstein movie. GDT said, “It’s kind of cute.”

19. GDT is BFF’s with James Cameron.

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They met during production of “Cronos.” Back in 1997, GDT’s father, Federico del Toro Torres, was kidnapped and held for ransom in Guadalajara. After Cameron found out, he withdrew over $1 million in cash from his bank account to help pay the ransom.

They never caught the culprits and the money was never recovered.

20. The kidnapping forced GDT’s family to move abroad.

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In a 2008 interview with Time magazine, he discussed the repercussions of his fame and the kidnapping.  “Every day, every week, something happens that reminds me that I am in involuntary exile [from my country].”

21. GDT and Harvey Weinstein have been on the outs since 1997.

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Miramax, co-founded and owned by Harvey Weinstein, gave GDT a $30 million budget to film “Mimic.” Weinstein treated GDT so poorly, that BFF James Cameron almost punched him in the face at the 70th Academy Awards (that’s the one where “Titanic” won 11 awards).

AKA, we can trust GDT’s judgement of character.

22. So, we’re counting down the days until the ceremony.

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And can’t wait to see what he produces in the meantime. We’re sure it’s going to be political AF.

23. So that we can celebrate the man, the myth, the legend: GDT.

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“I hate structure. I’m completely anti-structural in terms of believing in institutions. I hate them. I hate any institutionalised social, religious, or economic holding.”

Well, we love you, GDT! Felicidades!

Guacardo, The Viral Avocado, Has A Squad We All Wish We Were A Part Of

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Guacardo, The Viral Avocado, Has A Squad We All Wish We Were A Part Of

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You’ve probably seen the viral photo of Guacardo just chilling with Jake Gyllenhaal. Low key, Gyllenhaal was just trying to be as cool as Guacardo, but that just isn’t possible. The avocado has spent a lot of time rubbing elbows with all kinds of people in Hollywood even meeting up with members of their squad in Japan and Great Britain. What can we say? Guacardo is someone everyone wants to know but here are the few special people to make it into their exclusive squad. It just gets kind of awkward when Guacardo gets starstruck around their friends.

Guacardo just couldn’t believe he got to sit on Arturo Castro’s lap.

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The star of “Alternatino” was all smile when he got to meet the most famous avocado in all the land. Who could ever resist squeezing this loveable and already iconic social media influencer?

They kind of lost it when they got to meet the one and only Aubrey Plaza.

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Like, same. Plaza has been giving people life for so long with her dry humor and wit that it is not surprising that Guacardo would faint when they met her. Don’t worry. It’s all cool now.

Of course, Guacardo had to prove that they are able to be a powerhouse Pokémon and Omar Chaparro approves.

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The fact that an avocado Pokémon does not exist is a travesty. Fortunately, Guacardo is here to feed all of those Pokémon dreams we had growing up as children. Plus, that pit would make a great attack.

One simply must dress the part when meeting iconic filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.

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Guacardo certainly dressed the part but was just a big a fangirl as any of us. Del Toro has created some of the most incredible and iconic movies and Guacardo just couldn’t believe his luck.

Jake Gyllenhaal was shook when he got a chance to meet the internet sensation.

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Gyllenhaal was so excited to meet Guacardo that he showed off his best Guacardo impression. Tbh, he totally nailed the look.

Safe to say that Karamo Brown and Guacardo both feel in love the day they met.

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It was as if Antoni Porowski walked into the room. Brown lit up when he was able to hold Guacarado. Porowski is always talking about avocados so it must like Brown is right at home.

Things got kind of personal between Guacardo and Maite Perroni.

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Guacardo’s butt is more iconic than J.Lo’s will ever be and it is a curse they have to live with. Perhaps Perroni just wanted some secret on how Guacarod get their but so perky?

Ryan Reynolds offered Guacardo the support they needed with their other half.

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Reynolds finally broke down why Guacardo is only half of an avocado. Legend has it that Guacardo split in two and their other half died, at least according to Reynolds.

Samuel L. Jackson gave Guacardo some lessons on being cool when they connected in London.

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Jackson is likely the coolest dude in Hollywood. He does his thing and never cares about what other people think. This mentality and way of life is now Guacardo’s go-to mood and it’s great to see them thriving.

Guacardo tried to shoot their shot to be the next Spider-Man.

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Good thing it didn’t totally work out. This whole Disney debacle has Guacardo devastated. How could a company be so mean to the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?

Willam just couldn’t resist Guacardo’s delicious allure.

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We all know that Guacardo’s biggest fear are hispters. Why? Well, because they love their avocado toast. Any reference to Guacardo’s edibility understandably makes the avocado very uncomfortable.

Zendaya was living for Guacardo’s bubble butt.

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We get it. Guacardo has one of the most adorable butts in the land. If there is ever an award at the Oscars for best butt, we know who will win that category year after year.

And they struck a pose with Alaska 5000 at the Los Angeles DragCon because they are fierce.

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Werk it! Guacardo loves “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and meeting Alaska 5000 just might be the biggest highlight of his inexplicably long life.

READ: Guacardo Will Tell You How Your Week Will Go Based On Your Sign

People Really Do Some Really Sneaky Stuff For Food When It Comes To Going To The Movies

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People Really Do Some Really Sneaky Stuff For Food When It Comes To Going To The Movies

We love going to the movies. Whether going out with girlfriends or enjoying a classic date night, an evening at the theater is a winner. However, what we don’t like about the theater is the pricey concession prices. A night at the movies can easily break the bank if you give in to the expensive options at the snack bar which is why we don’t feel the slightest bit guilty about sneaking in the occasional soda can or bag of candy every once in a while. 

However, we were surprised to find that when it comes to sneaking things into the theater the Internet really does do the most. 

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For example, this couple used a baby car seat in order to sneak snacks into their local theater. Talk about ingenious! We found even more impressive movie sneaks while looking around on Twitter and Instagram and we just had to share them with our readers. Here are some of the most outlandish things that people have admitted to smuggling into the movies. 

1. A snack more fit for a college dorm.

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“A bowl of cooked 2 minute noodles.” wellibmt17 

2. A winning combination. 

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“Savages! I’ve had Wendy’s, wine and more 😬” @liz_laprieta 

3. Mini refreshment.

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“😂😂 10lbs of airplane bottles” — @lagoss_

4. How did she even get this in?

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Sneaking a watermelon into the theater would have taken a really big bag in order to go unnoticed. It’s more impressive because this melon isn’t even sliced into pieces. 

5. Pan = the perfect snack.

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This isn’t just any bread, it’s the longest bread you can find. This Twitter user successfully slipped a baguette into the theater unnoticed and we’ve go to wonder where he hid it. Was it hidden up his sleeve? Down his pant leg? We want to know.

6. Just what the fanny pack was meant for.

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We have questions. Was it cold pasta or warm? Are we talking spaghetti or more of a filled pasta? What’s the sauce situation like? Either way, this is a creative smuggle.  

7. A burrito baby was born.

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Congrats, it’s a burrito! Sure, we’ve sneaked things into our bags before, but we’ve never gone full preggo belly just to smuggle in our snacks. This takes some real commitment.  

8. Another baby bump sneak.

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If there’s one food worth getting caught with, it’s definitely tacos. This Twitter user implemented the old baby bump trick in order to get her Taco Bell into the theater. It even comes with a side of tortilla chips. 

9. A movie goer’s best friend.

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It isn’t just food that people take into movie theaters. Man’s best friend has also been known to stow away and enjoy a film or two. This Twitter user was able to sneak her adorable Pomeranian into the movies. If we were in the same theater, we’d be too distracted by this puppy’s cuteness to enjoy the movie being played. 

10. We see your dog and raise you a cat. 

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When we think about it, a dog isn’t such an out-there thing to see at the movies. A cat, though, is much more surprising. Cats often don’t like to do what they’re told but this cat is different. Mister Lewis was able to make it through an entire film. 

11. What’s impressive here is the number of nuggets that were snuck in. 

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We can’t have just one nugget and, apparently, neither can this Twitter user. Check out how many she was able to smuggle in and we dare you not to be impressed. 

12. A snack perfect for a celebration.

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We’d be afraid that this treat would melt on the way into the theater. Luckily for this Twitter user, the ice cream cake made it there in one piece. We hope they decided to skip the candles for this cake. 

13. A homemade treat.

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Store-bought cupcakes are one thing, but have you ever brought your own homemade cupcakes to frost in theater? This Twitter user did. Buying candy may be easier but it’s much less memorable. 

14. Spaghetti O-M-G.

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The kids in us really appreciate this snack. The adults that we’ve become, however, are kind of grossed out at the thought of eating uncooked Spaghetti-O’s.  

15. The most important meal of the day.

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Cereal isn’t the same without milk. Luckily, this Twitter user was able to sneak both into the movies. We wonder if it was an early morning matinee or a late-night film? Either way, great snack choice.  

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