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  • 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.

  • Could you give us a clap?

  • Let's go.

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

  • 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."

  • 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, and it's called Marfan Syndrome.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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!

  • If I can ask for something, I would love to be a big Sith.

  • I will rule the galaxy.

  • That's amazing, that's amazing. Thank you.

  • Thank you.

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 2021/09/03
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