Tom Hanks has written a tribute to his longtime makeup guy, Dan Striepeke in the New York Times. Dan did Hanks’ makeup on The DaVinci Code, but I’m not quite sure why this piece ran when you get right down to it. Striepeke sounds like a gifted, amiable, very hard-working guy but so was my father in his prime and so are a lot of other people out there right now. (Not a huge deal, but Striepeke isn’t listed on the IMDB credits for the film.) Of course, it isn’t Hanks’ makeup in the forthcoming Ron Howard thriller that has gotten all the attention so far, but his longish haircut. And the guy to talk to about that, according to the IMDB, would be hair designer Frances Hannon.