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Rick Baker
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    (December 8, 1950- )
    Born in Binghampton, New York
    Makeup artist for 'The Thing With Two Heads' (1972), 'Schlock' (1973), 'It's Alive' (1974), 'The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman' (1974), 'King Kong' (1976), 'The Incredible Melting Man' (1977), 'An American Werewolf in London' (1981), 'The Howling' (1981), 'The Incredible Shrinking Woman' (1981), 'Videodrome' (1983), 'Harry and the Hendersons' (1987), 'Beauty and the Beast' (1987-89), 'Coming to America' (1988), 'Gorillas in the Mist' (1988), 'Wolf' (1994), 'Ed Wood' (1994), 'Batman Forever' (1995), 'The Nutty Professor' (1996), 'Men in Black' (1997), 'Mighty Joe Young' (1998), 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' (2001), 'Planet of the Apes' (2001), 'The Ring' (2002), 'Hellboy' (2004), 'X-Men: The Last Stand' (2007), 'Tropic Thunder' (2008) and 'The Wolfman' (2010)
    Also did makeup for the video of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' (1983)
    Founded Cinovation Studios (2001)
    As a teenager, he made his own gorillas costume that he would wear to drive-ins showing 'Planet of the Apes,' then sneak up on people watching the movie to scare the bejeezus out of them.
    He also built fake body parts in his family's kitchen.
    He wears a ponytail.
    He said that after his first Oscar win he got hate mail: 'In a lot of people's minds, what I did wasn't makeup.... A lot of the straight-makeup people could see right away that they weren't going to be winning these awards because of the flashier stuff we do.'
    He said, 'I can't tell you how many people would say to me as a teenager, 'Why don't you grow up and start thinking about getting a real job?'
    He won the first competitive Oscar for makeup, followed by (as of 2010) five more.
    He said of fellow makeup legend Jack Pierce's work on Frankenstein, 'If I ever did something that iconic, I'd die happy.'
    He said the 'most famous' he ever felt was when he was featured in the fanzine 'Famous Monsters of Filmland.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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