In Hollywood, the Mexican reign. Evidenced by the five oscars for “best director” rounded up by the filmmakers from the land of the Aztecs since 2014. On Tuesday, the 7th mexican art has again affirmed its strong influence on american cinema by granting a plot symbolic of Hollywood Boulevard. Guillermo del Toro was inaugurated on Tuesday, his star on the “Walk of Fame” along the famous route to Los Angeles, where the mexican director, who was fond of horror movies, has urged the immigrants not to give in to fear after the shootings deadly in El Paso and Dayton.

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Guillermo del Toro, rewarded with two Oscars for his film The Shape of Water by 2018, is known for its fantastic worlds and monsters disturbing that he portrays in his works. It is therefore in the specialist he spoke of the “great fear” is used according to him, some to divide the population, “to tell us that we are all different, that we should not trust each other”. But “these divisions are complete fantasies”, he said, in reference to the massacre that occurred at El Paso (Texas) last weekend.

“When people say to me “You live in a fantasy world”, I answer “no, it’s the politicians, the churches, not for me”,” said Guillermo del Toro. “Don’t believe the lies they say about us. Believe the stories you have in you, and believe that we can all change things,” he started.

Strangeness

The producer has left Mexico in 1998 when his father was abducted, then freed in exchange for a ransom of one million dollars, and that he has been able to pay only with the help of his friend and colleague James Cameron. He now lives in Los Angeles. Del Toro is part of the band called “three friends”, he and the other directors mexican oscarisés Alejandro González Iñárritu ( Birdman , The Revenant ) and Alfonso Cuarón ( Gravity , Roma ).

At 54, he spoke of his childhood memories when he walked this same avenue’s “Walk of Fame” in the 1970s, in search of the stars dedicated to stars the founders of the genre, such as Boris Karloff or Lon Chaney. “With these stars, I felt that there were people as strange as me; they were there and it gave me hope,” explained the director. Then, pointing to his star, he told the crowd: “this star is for you, for all those of you who feel strange to be able to come there and sit for a moment”.Guillermo del Toro wrote and produced the film Scary Stories which has just been released in the United States.

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