Doug Jones in Pan's Labyrinth

Doug Jones in Pan's Labyrinth

Did you know that Doug Jones, the American actor who played the Fawn and the Pale Man in Pan's Labyrinth, didn't speak a word of Spanish at the time of filming? And that he couldn't hear through his costume, so he had to memorize Ivana Baquero's lines as well as his own in order to get the timing right? Not only did he have to act through heavy costumes, he had to act through a language barrier, too. And he did so splendidly, bringing both characters to startling life just by moving through the gorgeous (and terrifying) costumes. Kudos to del Toro for opting out of CGI on this one, and mad kudos to Jones for being a pro at these magnificent characters despite their difficulties. Here's a behind-the-scenes shot of Jones getting into his Fawn getup.