Everyone believes that Charlize Theron is a likely Best Actress contender for her portrayal of Megyn Kelly in Bombshell. However things turn out in that regard, it seems virtually assured that the makeup people behind her transformation into Kelly will be nominated in their category. As far as I can discern from the IMDB, the principal architects are head of makeup Vivian Baker along with Kazu Hiro, the prosthetic artist who created and applied the jutty Kelly chin. (Not to mention the cheekbones.)
Officially speaking, from the horse’s mouth:
Best Special Make-up Effects / Kazu Hiro, Prosthetic Makeup Designer; Vivian Baker, Makeup Department Head and Richard Redlefsen, Prosthetic Makeup Artist.
Best Contemporary Make-up / Vivian Baker, Makeup Department Head; Cristina Waltz, Key Makeup Artist; and Richard Redlefsen, Makeup Artist.
HE is once again urging anyone with the slightest interest in Montgomery Clift to catch Robert Clift and Hillary Demmon‘s Making Montgomery Clift (1091 Media, 88 minutes, currently streaming). As I stated on 10.9, the doc turned out to be much better than I initially expected. I’ve read two Clift biographies (Robert LaGuardia‘s “Monty” and Patricia Bosworth‘s “Montgomery Clift: A Biography“), and I came away from this viewing what felt like a more intimate, finely textured understanding of who the poor guy really was.
The film is basically an assemblage of home movies, tape recordings and talking heads mixed with first-hand narration by co-director Clift, the son of Clift’s older brother, William Brooks Clift (1919–1986) and journalist Eleanor Clift, with creative collaboration from Demmon.
Earlier today reps for the film offered this excerpt in which Clift’s onetime boyfriend Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen in The Adventures of Superman) recalls the start of their relationship sometime in late ’52 or thereabouts. Merv Griffin was peripherally involved.
…but you can’t take the Hoboken out of the guy.
During a “bitter” March 1993 child custody hearing against Woody Allen, Mia Farrow testified that “a former husband had offered to have both of Allen’s legs broken, but added that he had only been joking.” According to a 3.27.93 Independent report, Farrow was asked which of her ex-husbands — Frank Sinatra or Andre Previn — was more likely to make such a suggestion, but the question was disallowed. Four years later Farrow told Howard Stern that it was Sinatra, of course, who made the offer. 75% joke, 25% serious. Possibly 66% vs. 33%.
I’ve either forgotten this or never heard it to begin with — one of the two. The pertinent portion begins at 3:33 mark.