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Doug Jones is a Actor American born on 24 may 1960 at Indianapolis (USA)

Doug Jones

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Nationality USA
Birth 24 may 1960 (64 years) at Indianapolis (USA)

Doug Jones (born May 24, 1960) is an American actor and former contortionist known for roles in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres, often wearing heavy makeup to play nonhuman characters. He has appeared in films such as Hocus Pocus, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy and its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Pan's Labyrinth, and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, as well as the TV series Falling Skies.


C'est l'un des acteurs fétiches du réalisateur mexicain Guillermo del Toro qui l'a auditionné à de nombreuses reprises. Doug Jones s'est par exemple vu proposer un rôle dans Bilbo le Hobbit du temps où del Toro était encore chargé du projet (celui de l'elfe Thranduil), rôle donné par la suite à l'acteur Lee Pace.

Jones est un habitué des rôles nécessitant un lourd travail de maquillage ou un costume inconfortable. Il assure ainsi de nombreux rôles importants sans que son visage n'apparaisse à l'écran (le faune du Labyrinthe de Pan, le Surfeur d'Argent ennemi des 4 Fantastiques, Abe Sapien le compagnon de Hellboy, et plus récemment la créature amphibie de La Forme de l'eau,...), ce qui explique qu'il soit peu connu du grand public. Cela lui a aussi permis de tenir plusieurs rôles dans un même film, notamment dans Le Labyrinthe de Pan et dans Hellboy II : Les légions d'or maudites. Il interprète le rôle de « la Gueule », le mauvais génie de Serge Gainsbourg, dans Gainsbourg, vie héroïque.

Vie privée
Il est marié avec Laurie Jones depuis 1984.

Best films

The Shape of Water (2017)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)

Usually with

Mike Mignola
Mike Mignola
(4 films)
Tad Stones
Tad Stones
(2 films)
Mike Flanagan
Mike Flanagan
(2 films)
John Soares
John Soares
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Doug Jones (50 films)

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The Shape of Water, 2h3
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Politique, Films about disabilities, Political films, Steampunk films, Children's films, Personne sourde ou muette, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lauren Lee Smith, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins
Roles Amphibian Man
Rating72% 3.6492653.6492653.6492653.6492653.649265
Sans famille, Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins) a été trouvée, enfant, dans une rivière. Elle porte au cou des cicatrices semblant témoigner de violences exercées sur son larynx, qui expliqueraient qu'elle soit muette. Elle vit dans une grande solitude, tout comme son voisin de palier Giles (Richard Jenkins), un vieil homosexuel, illustrateur publicitaire sans emploi.
The Bye Bye Man, 1h36
Directed by Stacy Title
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Actors Douglas Smith, Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Doug Jones
Roles The Bye Bye Man
Rating43% 2.170252.170252.170252.170252.17025
Elliot, sa petite amie Sasha et leur ami John s'installent dans une maison abandonnée près de leur campus et libèrent par mégarde une entité surnaturelle, le Bye Bye Man. Sa particularité est de hanter ceux qui prononcent son nom. Le seul moyen d'échapper à sa malédiction est le suivant : ne pas le dire, ne pas y penser.
Ouija: Origin of Evil, 1h39
Directed by Mike Flanagan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Jeu, Ghost films, Films about toys
Actors Henry Thomas, Annalise Basso, Elizabeth Reaser, Lin Shaye, Lulu Wilson, Sam Anderson
Roles Marcus
Rating61% 3.098833.098833.098833.098833.09883
The plot will revolve around the same haunted board as the first Ouija, with Basso's character unwisely using it to attempt contact with her recently deceased father.
Crimson Peak, 1h59
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Ghost films
Actors Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver, Burn Gorman
Roles Edith's Mother / Lady Sharpe
Rating65% 3.25223.25223.25223.25223.2522
In 1887, Edith Cushing, the young daughter of wealthy American businessman Carter Cushing, is visited by her mother's ghost who warns her, "beware of Crimson Peak."
Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Jake McDorman, Alexandra Breckenridge, Alexandra Holden, Chris Marquette, Doug Jones, Shashawnee Hall
Roles The Operator
Rating47% 2.360722.360722.360722.360722.36072
Three young local news reporters, Charlie, Milo, and Sarah, live in a small town, where they work at a local TV channel. The life in their town is boring and eventless, so the trio avidly searches for new, hot material. Soon they find an interesting story to report—a mysterious disappearance of a local family whose house they visit. The group finds several home videotapes there, and, looking through the usual family videos, the guys find something strange. In addition to family members on tapes, there briefly appears a mysterious faceless figure wearing a black business suit. Gradually, the guys understand that they have occasionally summoned a demon that now starts pursuing them. Its name is Slender, and it can be seen only via videocameras.
Raze (2013)
, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror
Actors Zoë Bell, Rachel Nichols, Tracie Thoms, Sherilyn Fenn, Doug Jones, Bruce Thomas
Roles Joseph
Rating51% 2.552192.552192.552192.552192.55219
Sabrina (Zoë Bell), along with 49 other women, are kidnapped by the diabolical husband and wife team of Elizabeth (Sherilyn Fenn) and Joseph (Doug Jones). The women are told that they will fight to the death for the entertainment of a group of bored rich people. If they lose or refuse to fight, a sniper will kill their loved ones.
John Dies at the End, 1h39
Directed by Don Coscarelli
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Comedy horror films, Alternate history films
Actors Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Chase Williamson, Glynn Turman, Rob Mayes, Daniel Roebuck
Roles Roger North
Rating62% 3.149973.149973.149973.149973.14997
Slacker David Wong beheads a zombie skinhead with an axe and asks whether an axe that had its handle and head replaced over time is still the same axe. David next appears in a restaurant and recounts his story to reporter Arnie Blondestone. When David claims to have psychic powers, Arnie reacts skeptically but listens to a story about how David and his friend John try to help a woman harassed by her dead boyfriend. When they realize that they're perceiving her differently, she explodes into snakes and reforms into a monster made of frozen meat. The monster demands a showdown with its nemesis, TV infomercial psychic Albert Marconi, who destroys it over the telephone.
The Watch
The Watch (2012)
, 1h42
Directed by Akiva Schaffer
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror, Crime, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ellef Ayoade, Rosemarie DeWitt, Nicholas Braun
Roles Hero Alien
Rating56% 2.8492052.8492052.8492052.8492052.849205
In the town of Glenview, Ohio, Evan Trautwig (Ben Stiller) is an active participant in the community and senior manager of the local Costco store. His life is disrupted when the store's night security guard, Antonio Guzman (Joseph A. Nunez) is murdered. The local police have no leads, and show no interest in investigating further. Determined to find the killer and bring him to justice, Evan decides to form a neighborhood watch. However, he only manages to recruit Bob (Vince Vaughn), a construction worker and loving father; Franklin (Jonah Hill), a high school dropout who dreams of being a police officer but failed the written, physical, and mental-health tests; and Jamarcus (Richard Ayoade), a recent divorcé.
Absentia (2011)
, 1h27
Directed by Mike Flanagan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Doug Jones
Roles Walter Lambert
Rating58% 2.900182.900182.900182.900182.90018
After seven years, Tricia, a pregnant woman who lives alone in the Los Angeles valley, is finally ready to accept that her missing husband Daniel will not return. As she prepares to declare him dead in absentia, her sister Callie, a former addict, comes to stay with her. Together, they work to obtain Daniel's death certificate and find a new apartment for Tricia. As the date approaches, Tricia has terrifying nightmares and hallucinations about Daniel that her psychiatrist interprets as stress and guilt. While jogging, Callie runs into a gaunt man in a tunnel who seems shocked that she can see him. He begs her to contact his son, but she runs off. Later, she returns with food and leaves it in the tunnel.
Carnies (2010)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Doug Jones, Reggie Bannister, David Markham, Lee Perkins
Roles Ratcatcher
Rating64% 3.237573.237573.237573.237573.23757
In 1936 the Knuckles Brothers Show, a carnival sideshow, pulls into another in a long series of small towns, only to be plagued by a killer.
Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer
Directed by Lance Henriksen, Brian Krause, Danielle Harris
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Brian Krause, Danielle Harris, Lance Henriksen, Patricia Belcher, Rae Dawn Chong, Doug Jones
Roles Dr. Dallas
Rating46% 2.307052.307052.307052.307052.30705
A thriller film based on real events, the film shows an independent television reporter and her cameraman, part of a small independent news crew interviewing a man in regards to a serial killer the man knew by the name of 'Cyrus' dubbed 'The County Line Cannibal'. The man traces back through the story of the serial killer and why he became the monster he is.
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, 2h10
Directed by Joann Sfar
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Éric Elmosnino, Lucy Gordon, Laetitia Casta, Doug Jones, Anna Mouglalis, Mylène Jampanoï
Roles La gueule
Rating68% 3.4496053.4496053.4496053.4496053.449605
The film follows notorious musician Serge Gainsbourg's exploits from his upbringing in Nazi occupied France through his rise to fame and love affairs with Juliette Gréco, Brigitte Bardot and marriage to Jane Birkin to his later experimentation with reggae in Jamaica. It also incorporates multiple elements of fantasy, most significantly with the character called "The Mug", an animated exaggeration of Gainsbourg that acts as his conscience (or anti-conscience) at crucial moments in Gainsbourg's life. The film also includes many of Gainsbourg's more famous songs, which serve as the soundtrack to the film and often serve as plot elements themselves.
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, 45minutes
Directed by Harry Kloor
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Actors Chris Pine, Amanda Peet, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayden Christensen, James Earl Jones, Sandra Oh
Roles Zero / Razer (voice)
Rating51% 2.5788952.5788952.5788952.5788952.578895
The story begins with the Cassini Saturn spacecraft releasing the Huygens Titan probe. We then transition to Earth, where a 12-year-old girl, Jeana (Voiced by Abigail Breslin), places a sun filter over a telescope to view sun spots. She asks her mentor, a Professor "Why is the Sun so bright?" This leads the professor to launch into a scientific explanation about fusion. The little girl laughs, having played this trick on her mentor many times, she says "No I meant bright, bright like happy. In most drawings the sun has a big smile. Is he good, like the man in the moon." Knowing this means she wants a story, the mentor begins to spin a tale, but as a mentor, this one, while entertaining, is also educational.
Legion (2010)
, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Pregnancy films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films set in the future, Films about angels, Zombie films, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki, Charles Dutton, Dennis Quaid
Roles Ice Cream Man
Rating53% 2.6555052.6555052.6555052.6555052.655505
The Archangel Michael (Paul Bettany) falls to Earth in Los Angeles and cuts off his wings. He steals a police car after a policeman is killed by another officer who is possessed. He travels towards the Paradise Falls Diner, near the edge of the Mojave Desert. Meanwhile, Kyle (Tyrese Gibson), a single father driving to Los Angeles, stops at the diner. He meets the owner, Bob Hanson (Dennis Quaid); Bob's son, Jeep (Lucas Black); Percy (Charles S. Dutton), the short-order cook; Charlie (Adrianne Palicki), a pregnant waitress; Howard (Jon Tenney) and Sandra (Kate Walsh) Anderson, a married couple; and Audrey (Willa Holland), their rebellious teenage daughter. An old woman (Jeanette Miller) enters the diner and begins taunting the diner's patrons. When Howard confronts her, she rips his throat open, screeches that they are all going to die, and climbs up the ceiling. Kyle shoots her before she can kill Jeep. Percy, Kyle, Sandra, Audrey and Charlie try to get Howard to the hospital but they are forced to turn back after passing through a swarm of flies.