It’s well known that makeup can significantly alter a person’s appearance, but Hollywood SFX makeup goes far further. The makeup professionals there go above and above with more than just an eye shadow and wig.
These gifted makeup artists can alter any aspect of a person’s look, from the shape of their nose to their entire body, using their expertise and the power of prosthetics. Your favorite performers may even become terrifying mystical monsters, rendering them nearly utterly unrecognizable. View the before and after photos of Hollywood celebrities wearing special effects makeup; some of the changes resemble black magic.
#1 Mrs. Doubtfire is played by Robin Williams
#2 Introducing Eddie Murphy to America
Although thrilling and fulfilling, the life of a Hollywood movie makeup artist is challenging and complicated. But makeup artists aren’t all the same kind of experts.
You have four key duties as a movie makeup artist. I’ll start with the important makeup artists who create the looks worn by the leading actors. In other words, they look after well-known actors.
The most complex and sophisticated makeup designs are also created by them, and they supervise other workers to ensure that the makeup appears the same throughout the whole filming process.
#3 American Horror Story Series’ Naomi Grossman
#4 The Hobbit actor Richard Armitage
#5 Game of Thrones’ Richard Brake
#6 Crimson Peak’s Doug Jones
Then there are the standard makeup artists who are in charge of making supporting and non-lead actors appear decent. They have to bring the ideas of the important makeup artists to life.
Naturally, not much would be accomplished without makeup assistants who aid in organizing makeup kits, do other little but vital jobs, and assist the artists as needed. Every movie’s unsung heroes are these people.
Finally, some of the coolest occupations in the film business are definitely held by special effects makeup artists. They produce specialized makeup effects like prosthetics and similar items.
#7 Monster, Charlize Theron
#8 Darkest Hour, Gary Oldman
#9 Avengers star Karen Gillan
#10 Captain America: Endgame, Chris Hemsworth
#11 Batman Returns with Danny DeVito
#12 The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger
#13 Lord of the Rings actor John Rhys-Davies
#14 Legendary Tim Curry
#15 The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger
#16 Hellboy actor Ron Perlman
#17 Reynolds, Ryan, and Deadpool 2
#18 The Lord of the Rings’ Ian McKellen
#19 Hannibal starred Gary Oldman
#20 Planet of the Apes’ Roddy Mcdowall
#21 Deadpool 2’s Josh Brolin
#22 It. Bill Skarsgrd
#23 The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio
#24 Beetlejuice, starring Michael Keaton
#25 Wonder, Jacob Tremblay
#26 Nanny Mcphee, Nanny Thompson
#27 How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Jim Carrey
#28 The Theory of Everything stars Eddie Redmayne
#29 Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie
#30 The Grand Budapest Hotel, Tilda Swinton