The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents a tribute to Dick Smith, six-time Oscar winner for makeup. Smith’s credits include character makeups for Marlon Brando in THE GODFATHER and Dustin Hoffman in LITTLE BIG MAN, but he is also is an important innovator in cinefantastique, having created work for some of the greatest science fiction, fantasy, and horror films: ALTERED STATES, THE EXORCIST, and many more.
Smith’s protoge Rick Baker will host the event. Scheduled guests include Linda Blair (The Exorcist), Hal Holbrook (Mark Twain’s Tonight), Greg Cannom (Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Carl Fullerton (Silence of the Lambs), (Alec Gillis & Tom Woodruff Jr (Amalgamatd Dynamics Inc).
Tickets are $5 for general audiences, $3 for Academy members.
Doors open at 6:30pm.
Title: A Tribute to Dick Smith: Godfather of Special Makeup Effects
Location: Samuel Goldwyn Theater – 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (310) 247-3600
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Date: Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30pm