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More than 20 years after directing his first short film Doña Lupe (1985), Guillermo del Toro earned massive Hollywood respect for writing, directing and producing the Spanish-language dark fantasy film Pan’s Labyrinth. The critically acclaimed film, which interweaves the real world five years after the Spanish Civil War with a fantasy world centered around an overgrown abandoned labyrinth and a mysterious faun creature, earned del Toro two Academy Award nominations, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Screenplay, making the Mexican director a hot commodity in Hollywood.

Best Foreign Language Film, Pan’s Labyrinth, 79th Academy Awards, Nominated
Best Original Screenplay, Pan’s Labyrinth, 79th Academy Awards, Nominated

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