12 Days of Christmas Movies, Day 5: How the Grinch Stole Christmas


Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas movies that have fun special fx.
Todays pic is How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) staring Jim Carey. It’s creepy to see a life-size version of the Grinch. Even if it wasn’t the best Christmas movie, you got to give it to a film where EVERYONE has a prosthetic face… except for Cindy Lou Who (she must be adopted). Actually all the Who kids have normal faces. I guess they mutated after puberty.  And, has anyone notices the Grinch has man-boobs? He does carry quiet a bit of weight around the middle so it makes sense.  Anyway,  I can only imagine what the days were like on set for the crowd scenes. All hail Rick Baker and his team of artist!

Synopsis: Dr. Seuss’s much-loved story about the real meaning of Christmas finally makes it to the big screen in live-action form, with Jim Carrey starring in the titular role of the green-faced villain who plots to rob Whoville of the holiday celebration. The Grinch has been an outcast all his life, but a dash of kindness from little Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen) and her family may be enough to melt his heart.

In a movie like this, the makeup department is a mile long. Here is a list, from IMDB, of makeup/special fx artist whose work made How the Grinch Stole Christmas interesting to watch.

Makeup Department:
Lance Anderson …. makeup artist
Richard Arguijo …. moldmaker: Cinovation Studios
Karen Asano-Myers …. hair stylist
Jane Aull …. makeup artist
Rick Baker …. special makeup effects
Terry Baliel …. hair stylist
Jason Barnett …. special effects makeup technition: Cinovation
Kate Biscoe …. makeup artist
John Blake …. makeup artist
Fred C. Blau Jr. …. makeup artist (as Fred Blau)
Barney Burman …. makeup artist
Cydney Cornell …. hair stylist
Bill Corso …. makeup artist: Who
Wade Daily …. makeup artist
Richard Davison …. special makeup effects technician: Cinovation Studio
Gabriel De Cunto …. special makeup effects artist
Yvonne Depatis-Kupka …. hair stylist
Zoltan Elek …. makeup artist
Earl Ellis …. makeup artist
Leonard Engelman …. makeup artist
Toni G …. makeup department head
Jane Galli …. makeup artist
Connie Grayson …. wig maker
Glen Griffin …. special makeup effects: Rick Baker/Cinovation
Kevin Haney …. makeup artist
Isabel Harkins …. makeup artist
Joel Harlow …. makeup artist
Donna-Lou Henderson …. makeup artist
Will Huff …. makeup artist
Karen Iverson …. makeup artist
Jamie Kelman …. makeup artist
Michael Key …. makeup artist
Heather Koontz …. makeup artist (as Heather Koontz-Eaton)
Toby Lamm …. makeup artist
Mark Landon …. makeup artist
Cammy R. Langer …. hair stylist
Steve LaPorte …. makeup artist
Margie Latinopoulos …. makeup artist
Norma Lee …. hair stylist
Judy Lovell …. makeup artist
Cass McClure …. foam latex technician: Cinovation Studios
Loretta Jody Miller …. hair stylist
Patricia Miller …. key hair stylist
Bart Mixon …. makeup artist
Geneva Nash Morgan …. makeup artist
Gilbert A. Mosko …. makeup artist
Kenny Myers …. makeup artist
Sylvia Nava …. hair department supervisor: Rick Baker/Cinovation
Ve Neill …. makeup artist
Greg Nelson …. makeup artist
Mimi Palazon …. special makeup effects artist
Nina Paskowitz …. hair stylist
Deborah Patino Rutherford …. makeup artist (as Deborah Patino)
Deborah Ann Piper …. hair stylist
Joe Podnar …. makeup artist
Margaret Prentice …. makeup artist
Vincent Prentice …. makeup artist
Alex Proctor …. makeup coordinator
Steve Prouty …. makeup artist
Gerald Quist …. makeup artist
Bernd Rantscheff …. makeup artist
Craig Reardon …. makeup artist
Mike J. Regan …. special makeup effects artist
Jill Rockow …. makeup artist
Robert Romero …. makeup artist
Matt Rose …. sculpture department head: Cinovation Studios
Sandra Rowden …. makeup artist
Gail Rowell-Ryan …. key hair stylist
Robert Ryan …. makeup artist
Yoichi Art Sakamoto …. special makeup effects artist
Kim Santantonio …. hair stylist
Randy Sayer …. hair stylist
Amy Schmiederer …. makeup artist
Susan Schuler-Page …. hair stylist
Elaina P. Schulman …. hair stylist
Mark Shostrom …. makeup artist
Robin Slater …. makeup artist
Mike Smithson …. makeup artist
Richard Snell …. makeup artist
Justin Stafford …. special makeup effects artist
Brian Stiver …. mold department
Rick Stratton …. makeup artist
Bill Sturgeon …. makeup production supervisor
Sylvia Surdu …. hair stylist
Thomas E. Surprenant …. makeup artist
Jackie Tichenor …. makeup artist
Christien Tinsley …. makeup artist
Kazuhiro Tsuji …. makeup artist: Grinch
Brian A. Tunstall …. hair stylist
Laurel Van Dyke …. hair stylist
Kevin Wasner …. foam department
Karl Wesson …. hair stylist
Karen Westerfield …. makeup artist
June Westmore …. makeup artist
Monty Westmore …. makeup artist
Marlene D. Williams …. hair stylist
Hiroshi Yada …. mold department: Cinovation
Eddie Yang …. special makeup effects artist
Art Anthony …. special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
David Beneke …. dental prosthetics (uncredited)
Adam Brandy …. additional special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Jim McPherson …. sculptor (uncredited)

 Images from http://www.imdb.com

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