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  • - [Narrator] This Great Big Story was made possible by Wells Fargo, established 1852, re-established 2018.

  • When it comes to horror movies,

  • there's an actor who is so good at his job,

  • his performances stay with you

  • like a nightmare you just can't wake up from,

  • but trust us, he's a really nice guy.

  • (sinister music)

  • - [Interviewer] Could you give us a clap?

  • - Let's go.

  • I'm Javier Botet, and I'm an actor.

  • - [Narrator] And Javier's been in a lot of movies,

  • you probably just didn't see him

  • because, well, he looks quite different most of the time.

  • - I feel very comfortable in monster roles,

  • I've been in "It," "Mama," "Conjuring 2,"

  • "Crimson Peak," "Slender Man."

  • - [Narrator] And let's not forget, he's been in "The Mummy" and "Alien," too.

  • - I'm very skinny; I'm two meters tall

  • and 56 kilograms.

  • It's not a problem of eating, 'cause I love to eat;

  • it's a personal condition; it's called Marfan Syndrome.

  • - [Narrator] Javier's career started when he met a prosthetic makeup teacher in Madrid.

  • This led to Javier's first monster role

  • in the movie, "Beneath Still Waters."

  • - That was my first makeup, my first work in a real movie

  • and, well, after that, all the makeup artists

  • start seeing my work and start proposing me in other roles,

  • and last year I'd been working in eight or nine different shows.

  • - [Narrator] There's gotta be some behind-the-scenes gossip then?

  • - Yeah, well, I was in Crimson Peak,

  • I was out of all the makeup, and I was the last day with Guillermo del Toro,

  • and I see Tom Hiddleston and I say, "OK, see you, it was a pleasure,"

  • and he said, "Who are you?"

  • So I said, "I was your ex-wives."

  • "Oh, OK, OK, OK ..."

  • "Sorry, I didn't recognize you."

  • - [Narrator] But don't pigeonhole this guy.

  • He might be a monster most of the time,

  • but he's got dramatic range.

  • - OK, guys, are you ready?

  • Really love what you do,

  • 'cause it's going to be a hard and long journey.

  • Be prepared,

  • you never know what's gonna happen.

  • Don't be shy; don't let the fear paralyze you.

  • So relax,

  • you know what I mean?

  • Woo!

  • Whew!

  • (laughing)

  • If I can ask for something,

  • I would love to be a big Sith,

  • I will rule the galaxy.

  • (lasers firing and humming)

  • - [Interviewer] That's amazing, that's amazing, thank you.

  • - [Javier] Thank you.

- [Narrator] This Great Big Story was made possible by Wells Fargo, established 1852, re-established 2018.

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The Man Behind Hollywood’s Monsters

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    Samuel posted on 2018/07/23
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