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|Aliases||Richard A. Baker|
|Roles||Makeup effects artist; special effects artist; actor|
|Place of birth||Binghamton, New York|
|Date of birth||December 8th, 1950|
|Date of death||N/A|
|First appearance||The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971)|
Rick Baker is an American makeup and special effects artist. He was born in Binghamton, New York on December 8th, 1950. Baker's first professional job was the development of the gorilla suit seen in the schlocky 1971 film The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant. He received the inaugural Academy Award for Makeup for his work on An American Werewolf in London. He also created the "werecat" creature Michael Jackson transforms into in the movie/music video Thriller. Subsequently, Baker has been nominated nine more times with five additional Oscars, both records in his field. On October 3rd, 2009 he received the Jack Pierce – Lifetime Achievement Award title of the Chiller-Eyegore Awards. Baker also created the special makeup effects for the 2010 film The Wolfman. He made a cameo appearance in the film as the first victim of the initial werewolf. Baker's special effects techniques in The Wolfman are stylistically reminiscent of his work on An American Werewolf in London.
Body of work[edit | edit source]
|The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant||1971||Miscellaneous crew|
|The Thing With Two Heads||1972||Special effects|
|The Exorcist||1973||Special effects assistant|
|It's Alive||1974||Makeup effects artist|
|Track of the Moon Beast||1976||Makeup effects artist|
|King Kong||1976||Makeup effects; Actor|
|The Incredible Melting Man||1977||Special makeup effects|
|The Fury||1978||Special makeup effects|
|It's Alive 2: It Lives Again||1978||Special makeup effects|
|The Howling||1981||Makeup effects consultant|
|The Funhouse||1981||Special makeup design|
|An American Werewolf in London||1981||Special makeup effects|
|Videodrome||1983||Special makeup effects|
|Michael Jackson's Thriller||1983||Special makeup effects; Actor|
|Gremlins 2: The New Batch||1990||Special effects supervisor|
|Body Bags||1993||Special makeup effects|
|Wolf||1994||Special makeup effects|
|The Frighteners||1996||Special makeup effects|
|The Devil's Advocate||1997||Demons designer|
|Modern Vampires||1998||Speical effects consultant|
|The Ring||2002||Special makeup effects|
|The Haunted Mansion||2003||Special makeup effects|
|Cursed||2005||Special makeup effects|
|The Ring Two||2005||Special makeup effects|
|The Wolfman||2010||Special makeup effects; Actor|
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