Javier Botet: Meet the actor behind Hollywood’s monsters

You may not recognise Spanish actor Javier Botet – but he has starred in some of horror’s biggest films.
Shot of Javier Botet with his hands on his faceImage copyrightAlberto Morago
Image caption The Spanish actor, 41, has become well-known within the horror industry

On first glance, you probably wouldn’t recognise Javier Botet.

Though not a household name, the Spaniard has a portfolio that many in the movie business would kill for.

Over the last few years, the 6ft 6in actor has starred in some of Hollywood’s biggest horror and fantasy productions.

From It to Mama to Slender Man – with a Game of Thrones cameo along the way – Javier has forged a reputation as one of the best creature actors in the industry.

Spending his childhood in a small city north of Madrid, Javier developed a love of science fiction and the supernatural.