Rick Baker

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  • Birth Name: Richard A. Baker
  • Birth Place: Binghamton, New York, United States
  • Profession: Make up artist, Special effects artist
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Fast Facts

  • First job was working for Clokey Productions, which produced Gumby.
  • Worked on Octaman (1971) while still in college.
  • Won the first Academy Award for Best Makeup in 1981, for An American Werewolf in London.
  • Created the werecat for Michael Jackson's Thriller video.
  • Personal favorite is the work he did on Harry and the Hendersons (1987). 
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.

Awards

  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement In Makeup For A Series: Nominee
  • 1974, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement In Makeup: Nominee
  • 2007, Oscar — Best Achievement in Makeup: Nominee
  • 1998, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects: Nominee
  • 1997, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Make Up & Hair: Winner
  • 1996, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Make Up & Hair: Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement In Makeup For A Miniseries Or A Special: Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement In Makeup For A Series: Nominee
  • 1981, Oscar — Best Achievement in Makeup: Winner
  • 1984, Oscar — Best Achievement in Makeup: Nominee
  • 1988, Oscar — Best Achievement in Makeup: Nominee
  • 1997, Oscar — Best Achievement in Makeup: Winner
  • 1996, Oscar — Best Achievement in Makeup: Winner
  • 2000, Oscar — Best Achievement in Makeup: Winner
  • 1999, Oscar — Best Achievement in Makeup: Nominee
  • 1994, Oscar — Best Achievement in Makeup: Winner
  • 1998, Oscar — Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Nominee
  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Make Up & Hair: Nominee
  • 2001, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Make Up & Hair: Winner
  • 1985, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Make-Up Artist: Winner
  • 2010, Oscar — Best Achievement in Makeup: Winner

Relationships

  • Doris Hamlin Baker — Mother
  • Elaine Parkyn — Ex-wife
  • Ralph Baker — Father
  • Rebecca Yvonne Baker — Daughter
  • Silvia Abascal — Wife
  • Veronica Paige Baker — Daughter

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  • Birth Name: Richard A. Baker
  • Birth Place: Binghamton, New York, United States
  • Profession: Make up artist, Special effects artist