Friday, July 16, 2010
Dick Smith Interview (2008)
This is a fantastic interview with special effects makeup master Dick Smith! Also be sure to check out his website: Dick Smith Make-up
Excerpt from the LA Times:
Dick Smith brought the devil out of Linda Blair, transformed Marlon Brando into a jowly Mafia don and punked out Robert De Niro with a startling Mohawk. So what's next for the 86-year-old special effects makeup artist? How about a tribute from his friends and colleagues?
Smith's innovative work on "The Exorcist," "The Godfather," "Taxi Driver" and "Amadeus" (for which he won an Oscar) among others has had a huge influence on the field. "The state of the art of makeup effects wouldn't exist if it wasn't for Dick," says six-time Oscar-winner and Smith protege Rick Baker. "He's an extremely inventive guy who came up with a lot of techniques and materials we use today."
read the full article here: LA Times: Special effects makeup artist Dick Smith