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Rick Baker
Rick Baker 2001
Baker at the 74th Academy Awards
12 Nominations / 7 Wins
Role Makeup Artist, Visual Effects Artist
Born December 8, 1950
Binghamton, New York
 

Rick Baker is a seven-time Oscar-winning makeup artist, best known for his work on the 1980 film An American Warewolf in London and the groundbreaking Michael Jackson music video, "Thriller". In addition to the twelve films for which he has received an Oscar nomination, Baker has also worked on such Academy-recognized movies as Enchanted, Click, Gorillas in the Mist, and the 1976 version of King Kong, sometimes uncredited.

Wins

54th Academy Awards, 1981
Best MakeupAn American Werewolf in London
60th Academy Awards, 1987
Best MakeupHarry and the Hendersons
67th Academy Awards, 1994
Best MakeupEd Wood (shared with Ve Neill and Yolanda Toussieng)
69th Academy Awards, 1996
Best MakeupThe Nutty Professor (shared with David LeRoy Anderson)
70th Academy Awards, 1997
Best MakeupMen in Black (shared with David LeRoy Anderson)
73rd Academy Awards, 2000
Best MakeupDr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (shared with Gail Ryan)
83rd Academy Awards, 2010
Best MakeupThe Wolfman (2010) (shared with Dave Elsey)

Nominations

54th Academy Awards, 1981
Best MakeupAn American Werewolf in London
57th Academy Awards, 1984
Best MakeupGreystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (shared with Paul Engelen)
60th Academy Awards, 1987
Best MakeupHarry and the Hendersons
61st Academy Awards, 1988
Best MakeupComing to America
67th Academy Awards, 1994
Best MakeupEd Wood (shared with Ve Neill and Yolanda Toussieng)
69th Academy Awards, 1996
Best MakeupThe Nutty Professor (shared with David LeRoy Anderson)
70th Academy Awards, 1997
Best MakeupMen in Black (shared with David LeRoy Anderson)
71st Academy Awards, 1998
Best MakeupMighty Joe Young (shared with Hoyt Yeatman, Allen Hall and Jim Mitchell)
72nd Academy Awards, 1999
Best MakeupLife
73rd Academy Awards, 2000
Best MakeupDr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (shared with Gail Ryan)
80th Academy Awards, 2007
Best MakeupNorbit (shared with Kazuhiro Tsuji)
83rd Academy Awards, 2010
Best MakeupThe Wolfman (2010) (shared with Dave Elsey)

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