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Hellboy Makeup: An Interview with Jake Garber


Getting the Job
Hellboy (Ron Perlman - right) does battle with the unstoppable creature Sammael (Brian Steele - left).
Hellboy (Ron Perlman - right) does battle with the unstoppable creature Sammael (Brian Steele - left).
Photo courtesy © 2004 Revolution Studios Distribution Co., LLC. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit Egon Endrenyi Photo credit Egon Endrenyi

HSW: How did you get this project?

Jake Garber: I worked with him [Ron Perlman] on the previous Star Trek movie, Nemesis. We get along. Ron had mentioned it to me when we were doing Star Trek and I was interested in it, but usually you're kind of like, "OK, we'll see if anything happens with it." And, sure enough [it did].

It was going to go through the Baker shop and Ron requested me to do his makeup. I've worked with Rick in the past on The Nutty Professor so he [Perlman] got the blessing and I went and did a makeup test for him before I actually went to Europe to do another film. It was in October at some point and I got home from four months in Europe. I went to Prague literally the day after I left this one movie to do a second makeup test [for "Hellboy"] and started shooting two days later.