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July 28, 2000 | MICHAEL MALLORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Makeup wizard Rick Baker is at a slight disadvantage as he settles into a chair in the Gothic abbey sanctuary of his Glendale-based studio, Cinovation, to talk about "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps," for which he once more transformed Eddie Murphy into an obese college professor and his entire family.
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June 16, 2009 | Susan King
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.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2001 | RICHARD NATALE
Even though he'd just come off another grueling shoot, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," and was faced with an attenuated lead time if he joined "Planet of the Apes," Rick Baker says, "I just couldn't pass this one up." There were three types of simian makeup for "Planet." The lead characters, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Paul Giamatti and Michael Clarke Duncan, had to be completely lifelike, requiring the longest daily application.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2001 | RICHARD NATALE
Even though he'd just come off another grueling shoot, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," and was faced with an attenuated lead time if he joined "Planet of the Apes," Rick Baker says, "I just couldn't pass this one up." There were three types of simian makeup for "Planet." The lead characters, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Paul Giamatti and Michael Clarke Duncan, had to be completely lifelike, requiring the longest daily application.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 1996 | CHUCK CRISAFULLI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's been a big week for Eddie Murphy, with "The Nutty Professor" doing hefty box office and garnering belly laughs from critics and the public-at-large. And while it's Murphy's ample performance as the overweight academic Sherman Klump that gives the movie its comedic weight, no small amount of credit for the film's success must also go to the person who plumped Murphy into a convincing big man to begin with--makeup effects artist Rick Baker.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2009 | Susan King
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2001 | RICHARD NATALE, Richard Natale is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Even the devilish Tim Burton couldn't have come up with a more amusingly incongruous anthropomorphic image for his upcoming remake of "Planet of the Apes" than the sight of British actress Helena Bonham Carter, in full primate face, a cigarette dangling from her lips as she picks her nose.
NEWS
December 4, 2007
"Enchanted" effects: An article in Sunday's Calendar section about visual-effects house Tippett Studio and its work on the Disney film "Enchanted" ran with a photo of the witch Narissa, played by Susan Sarandon, who morphs into a dragon. Although Tippett designed the computer-generated dragon, it was makeup artist Rick Baker who created the look for Sarandon's live-action witch.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2001 | ANDRE CHAUTARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Audiences have come to expect the outrageous from the Farrelly brothers, the directing duo behind the gross-out gags of "There's Something About Mary." But their new comedy, "Shallow Hal," offers perhaps the most shocking sight of all: famously svelte Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow emoting while encased in a fat suit.
SPORTS
November 26, 1997 | JIM HODGES
UCLA remains on a bowl alliance "protected list" after a conference call Tuesday among the Orange, Sugar and Fiesta bowls in which several schools were eliminated from consideration. Paul Hoolihan, executive director of the Sugar Bowl, said that UCLA and Arizona State remain in consideration for alliance bowls, along with Florida, Kansas State, North Carolina, Ohio State and Penn State. The alliance also includes the champions of the Big 12, Big East, Atlantic Coast and Southeastern conferences.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2001 | RICHARD NATALE, Richard Natale is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Even the devilish Tim Burton couldn't have come up with a more amusingly incongruous anthropomorphic image for his upcoming remake of "Planet of the Apes" than the sight of British actress Helena Bonham Carter, in full primate face, a cigarette dangling from her lips as she picks her nose.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2000 | MICHAEL MALLORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Makeup wizard Rick Baker is at a slight disadvantage as he settles into a chair in the Gothic abbey sanctuary of his Glendale-based studio, Cinovation, to talk about "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps," for which he once more transformed Eddie Murphy into an obese college professor and his entire family.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 1996 | CHUCK CRISAFULLI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's been a big week for Eddie Murphy, with "The Nutty Professor" doing hefty box office and garnering belly laughs from critics and the public-at-large. And while it's Murphy's ample performance as the overweight academic Sherman Klump that gives the movie its comedic weight, no small amount of credit for the film's success must also go to the person who plumped Murphy into a convincing big man to begin with--makeup effects artist Rick Baker.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2001
FOREIGN FILM: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," Taiwan ART DIRECTION: Tim Yip, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" CINEMATOGRAPHY: Peter Pau, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" COSTUME DESIGN: Janty Yates, "Gladiator" DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: "Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport," Mark Jonathan Harris, Deborah Oppenheimer DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: "Big Mama," Tracy Seretean FILM EDITING: Stephen Mirrione, "Traffic" MAKEUP: Rick Baker, Gail Ryan, "Dr.
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