Javier Botet

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Javier Botet
Born Javier Botet López
(1977-07-30) 30 July 1977 (age 41)
Ciudad Real, Spain
Residence Madrid[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present
Height 6 ft 6 in (200 cm)

Javier Botet López (born 30 July 1977) is a Spanish actor.

Early life[edit]

Botet was born in Ciudad Real, the son of Agustín Andrés Botet Rodríguez and María del Carmen Servilia López Nieto.

At age five, he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome.[2] The hyperlaxity of certain body tissues brought about by Botet's condition has given him extremely long and fine fingers along with a tall, thin build, standing at 6.6 feet (200 cm) tall and weighing 123 pounds (56 kg).[1]

Career[edit]

Botet's unique physical traits coupled with an interest in the performing arts led to his first film role in 2005, in Brian Yuzna's Beneath Still Waters.[1] Two years later he played the role of Tristana Medeiros in Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza's 2007 film REC.[3] Botet has appeared in television and theater roles, including in 2010 as Frankenstein's monster in Teatros del Canal's stage adaptation of Frankenstein.[4] Botet lives in Madrid.[1]

Select filmography
Actor
Year Film Role Ref.
2007 REC Niña Medeiros [5]
2009 REC 2 [3]
2012 REC 3: Genesis
2013 Mama Mama [6]
2015 Crimson Peak Enola / Margaret / Pamela [7]
2016 The Other Side of the Door Myrtu [8]
The Conjuring 2 Crooked Man [9]
Don't Knock Twice Ginger Special [10]
2017 The Mummy Set [11]
It Hobo [12]
2018 Insidious: The Last Key Keyface [13]
Slender Man Slender Man [14]
Mara Mara [15]
2019 Polaroid[a] Entity [18]
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark   [19]
Production crew member
Year Film Title Note
2017 Alien: Covenant Movement Artist (Motion Capture) [20]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Polaroid was produced by the Weinstein Company and originally scheduled for a November 2017 release. Those plans were cancelled in the wake of the Weinstein assault allegations.[16] It was reported in 2018 that the film was being purchased by Netflix.[17] For the purpose of this filmography, the 2019 release date is an approximate based on reporting from those sources.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Feldberg, Isaac (2017-09-01). "Meet Javier Botet, the 'It' boy of scary". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on September 1, 2017. Retrieved 2017-10-01.
  2. ^ "How Javier Botet's Rare Marfan Syndrome Enabled His Acting Career". Hollywood Reporter. 2017-07-20. Retrieved 2017-10-01.
  3. ^ a b Turek, Ryan (11 October 2009). "Exclusive Interview: Rec & Rec 2's Javier Botet - ComingSoon.net". ComingSoon.net.
  4. ^ "Reparto de Actores por Papeles (Cast Actors by Roles): Frankenstein o el moderno Prometeo de Mary Shelley -". Teatros Del Canal (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 25 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018. La Criatura: Javier Botet
  5. ^ REC (Motion picture). Directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza. Produced by Julio Fernández. Written by Paco Plaza, Luis A. Berdejo and Jaume Balagueró. Cinematography by Pablo Rosso. Edited by David Gallart. A Filmax International/Castelao Production. November 23, 2007. Botet's screen credit as a cast-member portraying the character "Niña Medeiros" occurs at 1hr 14min 30sec. OCLC 742079856.
  6. ^ Mama (Motion picture). Directed by Andy Muschietti. Produced by Guillermo del Toro, Barbara Muschietti and J. Miles Dale. Story by Andy and Barbara Muschietti. Screenplay by Neil Cross with Andy and Barbara Muschietti. Director of Photography Antonio Riestra. Edited by Michele Conroy. Music by Fernando Velázquez. Universal Pictures Presents a De Milo and Toma 78 Production. January 8, 2013. Botet's screen credit as a cast-member portraying the character "Mama" occurs at 1hr 35min 36sec. OCLC 963425097.
  7. ^ Crimson Peak (Motion picture). Directed by Guillermo Del Toro. Produced by Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Guillermo Del Toro and Callum Greene. Director of Photography Dan Laustsen. Edited by Bernat Vilaplana. Written by Guillermo Del Toro & Matthew Robbins. Music by Fernando Valázquez. A Legendary/Universal Pictures Presentation/DDY Production. October 16, 2015. Botet's screen credit as a cast-member portraying the characters "Enola, Margaret and Pamela" occurs at 1hr 53min 51sec. OCLC 973019671.
  8. ^ The Other Side of the Door (Motion picture). Directed by Johannes Roberts. Produced by Alexandre Aja, Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh. Written by Johannes Roberts and Ernest Riera. Music by Joseph Bishara. Edited by Baxter. Director of Photography Maxime Alexandre. Twentieth Century Fox Presents A 42/Fire Axe Pictures Production. March 4, 2016. Botet's screen credit as a cast-member portraying the character "Myrtu" occurs at 1hr 32min 28sec. OCLC 947734083.
  9. ^ The Conjuring 2 (Motion picture). Directed by James Wan. Produced by Rob Cowan, Peter Safran and James Wan. Written by Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, James Wan and David Leslie Johnson. A Warner Bros. release of a New Line Cinema Presentation, in association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment. A Safran Co./Atomic Monster Production. June 10, 2016. Botet's screen credit as a cast-member portraying the character "Crooked Man" occurs at 2hr 10min 04sec. OCLC 1043709662.
  10. ^ Don't Knock Twice (Motion picture). Directed by Caradog W. James. Written by Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler. Music by James Edward Barker and Steve Moore. Cinematography by Adam Frisch. Edited by Matt Platts-Mills. A Seymour/Red & Black Films Production. September 22, 2016. Botet's screen credit as a cast-member portraying the character "Ginger Special" occurs at 1hr 31min 19sec. OCLC 984422413.
  11. ^ The Mummy (Motion picture). Directed by Alex Kurtzman. Produced by Alex Kurtzman, Chris Morgan, Sean Daniel and Sarah Bradshaw. Screenplay by David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie and Dylan Kussman. Universal Pictures in association with Perfect World Pictures. A Secret Hideout/Conspiracy Factory/Sean Daniel Company Production. May 22, 2017. Botet's screen credit as a cast-member portraying the character "Set" occurs at 1hr 42min 05sec. OCLC 995854743.
  12. ^ It (Motion picture). Directed by Andy Muschietti. Produced by Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti. Screenplay by Chase Palmer & Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman. Music by Benjamin Wallfisch. Edited by Jason Ballantine. Cinematography by Chung-Hoon Chung. New Line Cinema Presents in Association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, A Vertigo Entertainment/Lin Pictures/KatzSmith Production. September 8, 2017. Botet's screen credit as a cast-member portraying the character "Hobo" occurs at 2hr 11min 08sec. OCLC 1013560941.
  13. ^ Insidious: The Last Key (Motion picture). Directed by Adam Robitel. Produced by Jason Blum, Leigh Whannell, Oren Peli and James Wan. Written by Leigh Whannell. Cinematography by Toby Oliver. Edited by Timothy Alverson. Universal Pictures Presents a Stage 6 Films Presentation of a Blumhouse/Oren Peli Production. January 5, 2018. Botet's screen credit as a cast-member portraying the character "Keyface" occurs at 1hr 39min 14sec. OCLC 1041019442.
  14. ^ Richmond, Todd (3 January 2018). "Wisconsin girl's father says Slender Man movie in poor taste". MSN.com. Associated Press. Archived from the original on 25 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  15. ^ Barkan, Jonathan (August 1, 2018). "Exclusive: MARA Stills Reveal Javier Botet's Terrifying Titular Creature". Dread Central. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  16. ^ Anderton, Ethan (9 September 2018). "Dimension's Delayed 'Polaroid' Horror Movie May Get Picked Up By Netflix". /Film.
  17. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (6 September 2018). "Netflix Deal Developing For 'Polaroid' – Toronto". Deadline.
  18. ^ a b Cavanaugh, Patrick (13 September 2018). "Long-Delayed 'Polaroid' Could Finally Be Coming to Netflix". Comicbook.com.
  19. ^ Squires, John (10 September 2018). "Javier Botet Has a Role in 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' So Get Ready for the Nightmares". bloody-disgusting.com.
  20. ^ Alien: Covenant (Motion picture). Directed by Ridley Scott. Produced by Ridley Scott, Mark Huffam, Michael Schaefer, David Giler and Walter Hill. Story by Jack Paglen and Michael Green. Screenplay by John Logan and Dante Harper. Director of Photography Dariusz Wolski. Edited by Pietro Scalia. Music by Jed Kurzel. 20th Century Fox in association with TSG Entertainment, Brandywine, and Scott Free Productions. May 19, 2017. Botet's screen credit as a production crew-member with the title "Movement Artist (Motion Capture)" occurs at 1hr 59min 07sec. OCLC 1001348614.

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