A great Hollywood makeup artist can transform an actor into almost anything, but the legendary John Chambers was so good at his craft — he created Spock’s pointy ears — that the CIA sought him out to help rescue American hostages. Now that’s talent.
In Argo, John Goodman plays the role of Chambers, the special effects makeup artist who helps CIA agent Tony Mendez (played by Ben Affleck) devise the cover story for a high-stakes rescue mission during the Iran hostage crisis. ”He was the first makeup artist to win the Academy Award and he had a side career. He had a hobby,” Goodman said of his character — who moonlighted as a disguise expert for the CIA — during a recent appearance on Good Morning America. “I was very attracted to the whole double life aspect… You couldn’t make [the story] up.” READ FULL STORY