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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 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.