Originally Posted by squealpiggy
City of Lost Children was a French arthouse film, not a B movie at all. And I wouldn't say that Hellboy was Perlman's "big break". It was maybe his first major leading role but he is and always will be more of a character actor than a leading man because of his massive big face.
i know he was in lots of movies before hellboy but his first bigbreak in a major leading role was hellboy. the guy who directed hellboy also did one of the "blade"movies & perlman was in a supporting role as a vampire henchmen. when the script for hellboy was given to the hollywood powers that be, they didn't want to use perlman they wanted to use a star like brad pitt, affleck, etc. he turned around & said he wouldn't release the script or make the movie unless ron perlman was the star...respect to the director for his loyalty...can't recall who the director was...