At the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, acclaimed actor Alec Baldwin interviewed Academy-Award® winning director Guillermo del Toro. Del Toro discussed how he storyboards and prepares for shoots, the origin of his film school, and what all his movies are really about.
Guillermo del Toro is among the most creative and visionary artists of his generation whose distinctive style is showcased through his work as a filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and author. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, he is best known for his 2006 Spanish language feature Pan’s Labyrinth (winner of 3 Oscars®) and his 2018, contemporary fairy tale The Shape of Water, which won the Golden Lion at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, and went on to win two Golden Globes®, three BAFTAs, DGA, PGA and Academy Awards® for Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Score and Best Production Design.
Del Toro’s other films include, Cronos, Mimic, The Devil’s Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak.
Since 1980, Alec Baldwin has appeared in numerous productions on stage, in films and on television. He has received a Tony® nomination (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1992) an Oscar® nomination (The Cooler, 2004) and has won three Emmy awards®, three Golden Globes® and seven consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards as Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on NBC-TV's 30 Rock. His films include The Hunt for Red October, Glengarry Glen Ross, Malice, The Edge, It’s Complicated, Blue Jasmine, Still Alice, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, and The Boss Baby among many others.
Baldwin earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1994 and has received honorary doctorates from NYU (2010) and Manhattan School of Music (2012). He serves on numerous boards related to the arts, the environment and progressive politics including the Hamptons International Film Festival and the New York Philharmonic. He is also the radio announcer for the New York Philharmonic.
He has authored three books: A Promise to Ourselves, his memoir entitled Nevertheless and, with Kurt Andersen, the Donald Trump parody You Can’t Spell America Without Me.
He is the host of a podcast, Here’s the Thing, for WNYC.
Baldwin is married to author and wellness expert Hilaria Thomas Baldwin. They have four children: Carmen, Rafael, Leonardo and Romeo, as well as his eldest, Ireland Baldwin. Baldwin hosts ABC’s Match Game, the classic television game show; a portion of his fees are donated to charity through The Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation.
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