JAVIER BOTET (Slender Man) is a worldwide-known actor. He has become the most
recognizable face of horror movies in recent years.
Javier was Born on July 30, 1977. In 2005, Brian Yuzan offered him his first
opportunity: Beneath still Waters. Javier's career had just begun. His Medeiros
Girl role in the
feature film [REC] directed by Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza was a hit and
opened a new
path to Javier. But it was not until Mama in 2013 when Javier came to be a
reference in horror
movies all over the world.
Since 2013, he has many roles in numerous Films such as Witching and bitching,
Magical Girl, Crimson Peak, The Revenant, The Conjuring 2, Alien: Covenant, The
Insidious 4, among many others.
Javier was born in Ciudad Real, Spain to Agustin Andres Botet Rodriguez and
Carmen Servilia Lopez Nieto. At the age of five, due to the work of his father,
he moved from
his native city to Cuenca, where he lives for another five years. After he moved
to Almeria and
finally to Granada where he lives until finishing his studies of Fine Arts in
2001. In 2002, he
moves to Madrid where he resides until at least 2017. Javier has known how to
take advantage of
his peculiar physical aspect and has developed his performing arts skills. His
height of 2 meters
and a weight of 56 kilos have made him a unique actor.
In 2013, Javier played the role of the creepy mother in the feature film Mama
Andres Muschietti. His performance of this striking characters called the
attention of the
producer of the film, Guillermo del Toro. After that Guillermo wanted Javier to
play a small role
in the Tv series The Strain as preamble to their collaboration in Crimson Peak.
Also, in 2015,
Alejandro Inarritu directed The Revenant with a A-list cast such as Leonardo
Hardy and Javier Botet.
Besides The Revenant, Javier participated in many other movies in 2015 such as
Other Side of the Door, Estirpe, The Conjuring 2, Don't Knock Twice, The
role of The Crooked Man in the film directed by James Wan created a lot of
the world. Many people thought the character was completed created by CGI, but
it was not.
Even James himself was forced to explain an actor was playing that role.
Year 2016 confirmed Javier success with Mara (USA), The Invisible Guardian
The Mummy (UK), IT (Canada), Insidious 4 (USA), Hostile (France), Two Pigeons
The list has been increasing during 2017: Polaroid and Slender Man are his last