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Guillermo del Toro will receive the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by UNAM

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The producer will be recognized for his contributions to culture (Photo: Getty Images)

This August 24, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) reported that it will designate William of the Bull with a doctor’s degree Honoris Causa. This was reported by the institution through a statement on its Twitter account.

“In extraordinary session, the #University CouncilUNAM approves the designation of honorary doctorate degrees to 12 distinguished national and foreign personalities, in recognition of their careers in the academic, scientific and cultural fields.”, it could be read.

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In addition to the film director, UNAM will grant this degree to the following celebrities:

-Judith Butler

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-Manuel Castells Oliván

-Joanne Chory

-Ingrid Daubechies

-Maria Rosario Dosal Gomez

-Maria-Angeles Duran Heras

-Javier Garciadiego Dantan

-Rafael Lopez Castro

-Angelina Muñiz Sacristan

-Lourival Domingos Possani Postay

-Ricardo Rivero-Ortega.

The recognition that Guillermo del Toro will receive is the highest degree that UNAM can designate (Photo: .fundacionunam.org)
The recognition that Guillermo del Toro will receive is the highest degree that UNAM can designate (Photo: .fundacionunam.org)

According to the site UNAM Foundationthe doctorate honorary cause It is the highest recognition that this institution can grant to “characters who have fought to improve society or who have contributed to the well-being of a community from fields such as pedagogy, arts, letters and sciences”.

At the moment, the date on which Guillermo del Toro will receive this degree has not been announced.

Guillermo del Toro was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco and although he currently no longer lives in Mexico, in May of this same year he stated that He would have stayed in this country all his life.

“I would have stayed in Mexico all my life, but the kidnapping of my father in 1998 changed my life. I started making films in the United States because I had a lot of money from my first film in Mexico, Chronos. I started working in the American industry, then I thought I would stay making Spanish films, so… it was never planned, it just happened”, the 57-year-old also a screenwriter recalled with notorious nostalgia during his participation in the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

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The Shape of Water (2017) won the Oscar (Photo: archive)
The Shape of Water (2017) won the Oscar (Photo: archive)

The filmmaker was the winner in 2017 of the Oscar in the category of Best Director Y Best film by The Shape of Water. A year later, he got the Golden Globe for the same work.

On various occasions, Guillermo del Toro has displayed his nationality as a source of inspiration or explanation for his various works. When he was asked about his fascination with monsters, creatures and fantasy in his works, the film director replied: “Because I am Mexican.”

Another of the contributions made by the Oscar winner is the creation of a scholarship in collaboration with the University of Guadalajara and the Jenkins Foundation, which grants support equivalent to USD 60,000.

The scholarship is for film students to be able to travel without restrictions to another country (photo: Jenkins-Del Toro)
The scholarship is for film students to be able to travel without restrictions to another country (photo: Jenkins-Del Toro)

This support is aimed at master’s or bachelor’s degree students who are interested in pursuing their higher studies in cinematography without any restriction.

In 2022, Guillermo del Toro will premiere a version in stop-motion (frame by frame) of the story of pinocchiobut the anthology series will also come to Netflix Cabinet of Curiosities.

In the video that Netflix He launched, del toro explains how each of the individual episodes were created and the creative freedom he and co-showrunner have J. Miles Dale they gave the directors of each installment.

Pinocchio is one of the Guillermo del Toro films that will be released this year (Photo: Netflix)
Pinocchio is one of the Guillermo del Toro films that will be released this year (Photo: Netflix)

To celebrate Halloweenthe Mexican and the service streaming They have decided that the new eight-episode series will be released for four days, with two daily chapters, starting on October 25 and ending on the 28th of the same month.

Recently, Guillermo del Toro showed off his Mexicanness with Gael García, because They surprised with a “dove” at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

who began to sing was Gael Garciabegan his speech by saying “Fantastic, nothing more to say…” and then intoned “I really got tired of telling you…”

While other actors and actresses applauded integrated, the voice of Guillermo del Toro joined to complete the verse “…without her I die of sorrow she no longer wanted to listen to me”.

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