When I was a kid my cousin Dougie was one of my favorite relatives, due largely to the fact that he is fun, hilarious, gives great hugs, and, let’s face it, made me realize that long, gangly arms and legs are COOL.
Thankfully I have grown into my own lanky appendages, but Dougie has done even more: creating a career for himself as a versatile actor who is one of Hollywood’s most appreciated and lauded mimic-ers, oftentimes wearing pounds of makeup and still delivering performances with subtle nuance and finesse.
You might have seen him as the Silver Surfer (The Silver Surfer), Abe Sapian (Hellboy, Hellboy 2), in numerous Sci-Fi roles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Doom, and as pretty much ALL of the super-awesome/scary characters in Pan’s Labyrinth.
(Oh snap. Here come the nightmares)
Now unstoppable Doug Jones has gone back to his mime roots to release “Mime Very Own Book,” a tongue-in-cheek coffee table creation put together with the talents of Scott Allen Perry, Adam Mock, and photographer Eric Curtis.
You can buy it on Amazon, so Ch-Ch-Ch-eck it out!
And, just for fun, here’s a “Retarded Policeman” video with Dougie and Josh ‘The Ponceman’ Perry (who also did the forward for Dougie’s book). Like Doug always says: There’s Love!