In some movies where the action takes place over several decades, and the characters, of course, are affected by age, makeup artists are those who have the responsibility to make all actors appearance. Sometimes debate whether it’s appropriate to hold auditions to find actors that resemble older character that will make it or it’s easier to leave the situation in the hands of specialists in makeup.
10. Back to the Future II
Even if it was not nominated for the best makeup, Back to the Future II should be noted for the way in which Michael J. Fox was made to look as if it was 47 years. Even if Fox currently has 50, aged more beautiful, make-up artists’ work can not be overlooked. Protagonist of all three films in the series, Michael J. Fox now flirting with acting, even though 1990 was diagnosed with Parkinson.
09. Edward Scissorhands
Tim Burton tried to expose in Edward Scissorhands an unusual love story set in an incredibly fancy decor. Starting from the question: From where comes the snow, an older woman begins to tell his daughter the story of Edward Scissors-hands of a monster man, creation of a mad scientist who died before replace the arm-scissors with real hands. Finally we find that snow comes from particles scattered by Edward, when the ice sculpture and the woman telling the story is actually the character played by Winona Ryder.
08. Little Big Man
In Little Big Man, the actor Dustin Hoffman starred as a man of 121 years, which tells the life story of a curious history. The film wants to make a contrast between the lives of early Americans and Indians, as the boy’s life takes place. Dustin’s makeup was created by Dick Smith of foam latex and some false eyelashes incurs revolutionary, who blinked at the same time with the actor. Because editing the final version of the film character played by Hoffman does not flash at all.
Another successful and credible makeup is that of Ray Liotta from drama Blow. The film actor is the father played by Johnny Depp. Always protective and very attached to his son, he supports his children constantly, even though he knows that things do not exactly legal (drug traffic). No Johnny Depp did not escape of aging, the image of the last part of the film is affected by years in prison and regret that haunt him every day.
06. A Beautiful Mind
The story of mathematician John Nash is one of the most iconic film biography made so far. Nominated for 8 Oscars and awarded four statuettes for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress, A Beautiful Mind followed the evolution of the character played by Russell Crowe, moving from social difficulties, to a secret life full of adventure, which ultimately will prove to be the result of mental illness.
Adam Sandler plays one of his few dramatic roles in Click, a film, a remote beam the miraculous is the protagonist of the future now. Determined to change the things the protagonist does is to sink ever more trouble, which affects families and lives apart. And the strains from the age of 30 years to 50-50 years are clearly visible due to makeup well done, which brought the film an Oscar nomination for makeup.
04. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
In The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, makeup was one of the key elements that made the film. Benjamin Button is a strange character who is born old and as get older still looks younger. The three Oscars that it has won for Art Direction, Makeup and Visual Effects have been worth it, especially since both Brad Pitt (who plays Benjamin Button) and Cate Blanchett (the woman he loves from lifetime) are presented in constant physical change.
03. Mr. Nobody
Nemo Nobody, played by Jared Leto in SF drama Mr. Nobody is a character with an interesting development, shrouded in mystery. In the 117 years of his mortal remains only in a world where nobody else dies. Lying on his deathbed, he recounts three different existences and three different love affairs, and its real existence is closely linked with a choice he must make the age of 9 years.
02. La Vie En Rose
Extraordinary transformation experienced by Marion Cotillard in the biopic La Vie en Rose was worth won Oscars for Best Actress and Best Makeup. And who else to interpret the famous French singer Edith Piaf, but a very talented actress born in Paris. Marion gave a very convincing interpretation of the drama of the artist’s life and because exceptionally make-up portrayed her until the last moments of life.
01. J. Edgar
We end this list with an actor who has grown in two hours as others in decades. Leonardo DiCaprio has teamed up with Clint Eastwood famous director to illustrate life FBI – J. Edgar Hoover. He has been instrumental in establishing the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1935, where he remained director until 1972. Along with DiCaprio, have advanced in years with makeup and actors Naomi Watts and Armi Hammer. Eastwood’s attention to visual details, and presentation consistent with reality as events unfortunately did not achieve box office success of the film, but film critics have balance in this respect.