|Born||Javier Botet López|
July 31, 1977 (age 40)
|Profession||Actor, Illustrator, Film director, Film Producer, Screenwriter|
|Parents||Agustín Andrés Botet Rodriguez, Maria del Carmen Servilia López Nieto|
Javier Botet López (born 31 July 1977) is a Spanish actor, film director and illustrator.
Life and career
Botet was born in Ciudad Real, the son of Agustín Andrés Botet Rodríguez and María del Carmen Servilia López Nieto. After living the first five years of his life in his native city, his father's work required the family to move to Cuenca, where they lived for another five years. They then lived in Almería for two years until they finally settled in Granada, where Botet lived until he concluded his Fine Arts studies in 2001. The next year, he moved to his current residence in Madrid.
At five years old, Botet was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome and underwent an operation to correct his pectus excavatum. He received another operation in 1997 to treat back problems, and another in 2005 to prevent aortic problems associated with his condition. 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 (he stands at 2 meters tall and weighs 56 kilograms).
Botet's peculiar physical traits along with his predisposition toward the performing arts led to his cinematic debut in Brian Yuzna's horror film Beneath Still Waters in 2005. Botet's first major success would come from his performance as Tristana Medeiros in Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza's 2007 film REC. Botet has occasionally acted in television roles such as in Planta 25, La que se avecina, Génesis: En la mente del asesino, Los hombres de Paco and Plutón BRB Nero. In 2010, Botet portrayed Frankenstein's monster in Teatros del Canal's stage adaptation of Frankenstein under the direction of Gustavo Tambascio. In 2013, Botet portrayed the titular character of the Guillermo del Toro-produced film Mama.