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From His Feelings On ‘Coco’ To His Favorite Tequila Guillermo Del Toro Spilled The Beans In This Reddit AMA

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This week, Guillermo Del Toro, the visionary director behind “Hellboy,” “Pacific Rim,” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” took to Reddit to do an AMA (ask me anything), where fans can ask questions and get responses in real time. Nerds and geeks of all kinds tuned into to get their chance to ask the monster-loving genius a question or two about his past films, future projects, and his upcoming film, “The Shape of Water.”

Del Toro posted a photo on Twitter to prove that it was indeed him on Reddit.

A man of few words, but big ideas.

Right off the bat, one of the cool questions  was about the animated film “Coco.”

Del Toro clearly enjoyed the film, saying that not only did he love the movie and its success, but that the more it succeeds, the more stories like it can also succeed. It sounds like he believes that some art can open the doors for other types of art to thrive.

This 17-year-old high school student is already worrying about their future and asked Del Toro about his life experiences.

The major takeaway from Del Toro? Patience, young padawan. Hang tight, have life experiences and let that inform where you go. Wise!

This “young Mexican filmmaker” was asking the important questions: where’s the money at?

Del Toro’s advice: don’t give up. He was knocking on doors for 4 years to get the money for his film. I bet his knuckles hurt.

One Redditor asked about Del Toro working with Michael Shannon, one of the leads from “The Shape Of Water.”

Shannon, to no ones surprise, is clearly intense. Del Toro wasn’t worried. To him, his Mexican upbringing has prepared him plenty for what life has to throw his way.

And finally what does Del Toro like to do in his down time? Tequila!

The man clearly has a drink of choice and hopefully Patron knows how much he loves them and they send him jugs of it.

Check out the rest of the Reddit AMA to see what other questions he answered and insight he gave. The Shape of Water is now in theaters.


READ: Mexican Director Guillermo del Toro Helped Design The Bottle For This $400 Tequila


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Latino Artists Dominated YouTube's Top 10 Music Videos Of 2017

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Latino Artists Dominated YouTube’s Top 10 Music Videos Of 2017

As a part of its 2017 Rewind, YouTube released its list of the top ten music videos of 2017, and seven out of the ten music videos feature Latino artists. Here’s a rundown of the seven videos that made the list:

The number one music video is “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.

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With over 4 billion views, the music video for “Despacito” is not only YouTube’s most viewed music video of 2017, it’s also YouTube’s most viewed video of all time.

Number three on the list is J Balvin’s “Mi Gente,” featuring Willy William.

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Since its release in June, “Mi Gente” has racked up 1.4 billion views on YouTube. The video for the remix, which features Beyonce, dropped in September and currently has over 60 million views.

Number four is Maluma’s “Felices Los 4.”

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With over 1.1 billion views, the music video for “Felices Los 4” led to a salsa version of the song featuring Marc Anthony, with footage that elaborated on the storyline of the original video.

Number five is Bruno Mars with his animated music video “That’s What I Like.”

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Driven by Mars’ dance moves and clever graphics, “That’s What I Like” has surpassed 1 billion views.

Number six on the list is “Ahora Dice” by Puerto Rican singer Chris Jeday.

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Shot in New York and featuring reggaeton/Latin trap artists J Balvin, Ozuna and Arcángel, this music video has racked up over one billion views.

Nicky Jam made it to number seven on the list with his music video for “El Amante.”

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The Dominican-Puerto Rican singer’s video is just a few thousand views — it’s currently at 983k views — from hitting a billion.

Enrique Iglesias’ collaboration with Descemer Bueno and Zion & Lennox, “Subeme La Radio” made it to the tenth spot.

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In 2014, Iglesias and Bueno teamed up with Gente de Zona for the smash hit “Bailando,” which has more than two billion views on YouTube.

Check out the 2017 YouTube Rewind below:


READ: Meet the Korean-Mexican Hearthrob Topping The K-Pop Charts


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