When I was first forced to watch Hellboy by my husband I mumbled and grumbled before giving in. It's not that I don't like comic book movies, per se, I just had ZERO interest in Hellboy. Well, color me surprised when I not only loved it, I was taken, yes, swept away by the character Abe Sapien. Who is this fluid-moving fish-man?! He is wonderful! I assumed he was mostly some sort of CGI. Not so! He was all actor Doug Jones. Yes, an actual human. I now had to see Pan's Labyrinth because according to the IMDB he not only plays Pan but also that white long-fingered creature with his damn eyeballs in his hands, ya know, this guy:
I even sat through some weird NBC horror mini-series/one-shot show that aired like two years ago where he played some ax-wielding crazy just because I saw his name in the beginning credits. (I am currently scanned Doug Jone's IMDB and I cannot even recognize the name of that show...) And indeed I squealed with delight when his name popped up in the guest credits of some random Criminal Minds episode I was watching one night. Also, my heart did a million summersaults when I discovered he played Billy Butcherson in Hocus Pocus, one of my favorite Halloween movies ever.
Behold, Doug Jones! He is outstanding: