For Johnny Depp, the process of creating a larger-than-life character often involves spending hours in the make-up chair, a commitment that has earned the actor the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild’s inaugural Distinguished Artisan Award.
If he shows up to the ceremony (to be held February 15th in L.A.) the Guild will pay homage to the actor’s talent for transformation in films like Alice in Wonderland, Edward Scissorhands, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Depp’s longtime make-up artist Joel Harlow (The Lone Ranger, Dark Shadows, Pirates of the Caribbean: At Word’s End) will be on hand to present him with the award.
“Makeup and hair artisans agree that Johnny Depp is a wonderful selection to receive our first Distinguished Artisan Award,” Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild President Susan Cabral-Ebert said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “He, probably more than any other actor working today, uses the skills of our members to delineate his characters. Depp has constantly been an outstanding supporter of our crafts, ultimately respectful and appreciative of our members’ abilities and generous with his creative collaboration. A great artist himself, he allows others to shine.”
The Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards — which returns after a ten-year hiatus — will also honor hairstylist Gail Ryan (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 21 Grams) and special effects makeup designer Dick Smith (The Godfather, Amadeus) with Lifetime Achievement Awards and hand out trophies for outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials, and live theater in 2013.
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