Although he's one of the busiest producers in Hollywood, Guillermo del Toro has not directed a film since 2008's Hellboy II. This weekend, he's back behind the camera with his biggest blockbuster endeavor yet, Pacific Rim. This visionary director looks to impress audiences once again.

del Toro's imagination ignites the big screen and his passionate storytelling and genuine excitement for the cinema resonates with fans. His creatures are unique and memorable and Pacific Rim's ocean floor monsters called 'Kaiju', which means 'giant monsters', are a new breed on the loose. del Toro's love for movie monsters goes back to his childhood.

I remember kids would get an A in art class for doing some landscape with a pond in it. I got a C because I did a painting of the Creature from the Black Lagoon. My grandmother used to cry because I drew nothing but monsters. 'Why can you not do anything beautiful?' But I always thought my monsters were beautiful.

Take our poll to tell us which of his monsters is the creepiest/most beautiful and watch clips from his first US Studio film, Mimic and the introduction to Judas Beetle.

via NOLA