Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro was honored with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. However, rather than use his speech to talk about his successful career, the director spoke directly to immigrants.
“As a Mexican, receiving this star is a gesture, and no gesture right now can be banal or simple. This is very important this is happening right now because I can tell all of you, all immigrants from every nation, that you should believe in the possibilities and not the obstacles. Do not believe the lies they tell about us. Believe in the stories you have inside and believe that we all can make a difference and we all have stories to tell and we all can contribute to the art and the craft and the world in any way we see fit,” Del Toro said.
At the ceremony del Toro proudly proclaimed his latino identity telling his fans to always believe in their "weirdness." The star-studded crowd included actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Ron Perlman, Elliot Gould and singer Lana Del Rey.