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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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Guillermo Del Toro Makes His Country Proud And Makes 12 Students Dreams Come True

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Guillermo Del Toro Makes His Country Proud And Makes 12 Students Dreams Come True

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One group of students is a step closer to making their dreams come true, in no small part thanks to Mexican director Guillermo del Toro.

The director has often had a knack for making wishes come true – whether it be the starring character in “Shape of Water” or the slightly terrifying creatures of “Pans Labyrinth.”

But this time he’s helped grant the wishes of 12 Mexican math students who are aiming to travel to the International Math Competition happening this summer in South Africa.

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The news quickly went viral and reached the ears of Guillermo del Toro, who then took to Twitter and wrote: “I offer to cover the airline tickets for all 12 members of the Olympic math team to South Africa. @CDMXOMM, I’m following you. Send me a DM, please. Abrazos.”

It all started on Thursday when Matemáticas CDMX shared a video thanking supporters for donations to help them reach their goal.

The team was coming up short and without much support from the government, they weren’t likely to make the trip on their own – dashing their dreams of competing in South Africa.

Once news broke that GDT, as he’s affectionately called in Mexico, was to cover the flight costs, many were shocked and grateful.

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The mathmatics team themselves were shocked by the news and took to Twitter to say: “Wow! Just let us get up from the blackout!”

Many across social media were celebrating the gesture but it was the little math geniuses who were celebrating the greatest, as they’ll now be able to represent their country at this international event. The team took to Twitter to say they were “Excited, but above all motivated to give Mexico the international recognition that it deserves, we thank the community and other donors for their support of the Olympic team heading to South Africa…,” they wrote, noting that del Toro also will cover the flight tickets of another team that will attend a competition in the United Kingdom.

Many didn’t exactly know what to make of GDT trending on social media. Maybe he had a new movie in the works?

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Although we are all here for his incredible kindness, wouldn’t it be amazing if he also announced he was working on a new film?

But once everyone realized what was happening, everyone came out to thank him!

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We imagine there are many many Mexicans who feel the exact same way.

With the lack of support from the government, many were relieved that someone stepped up to help the kids achieve their goals.

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One person on Twitter summed it up by saying “This dude, this is how it’s done!”

Others on Twitter were proud to see one of their own taking action to help the less fortunate.

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Translation: “Guillermo del Toro, why did you pay for the plane tickets for the national math team?” “Because I am Mexican.”

Many were so moved by the generosity and shared how much hope it had given them.

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With one person taking to Twitter to say: “Guillermo del Toro, today with your incredible gesture I again have hope in our country we can improve if there are more people like you.”

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

Latinos Have A Long History Of Being Nominated At The Academy Awards With Some Major Wins

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Latinos Have A Long History Of Being Nominated At The Academy Awards With Some Major Wins

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“Roma” is obviously the talk of the town leading up to the Academy Awards ceremony, but Latino talent has made itself heard for decades. Actors, directors and cinematic craftspeople have been nominated and sometimes been declared the winners. For example, Mexican directors have won four out of the last five Best Director Oscars. Here’s a list of some of the standouts of Latino origin in Oscar’s famed history. This year “Roma” could indeed make history as the first Spanish-language film to win as Best Picture.

Here’s a brief look into the history of Latinos are the Oscars and the wins and nominations that validated our work in the industry.

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