Since the Academy started giving out an award for best makeup in 1981, Baker has won the prize seven times. His rendition of Bigfoot in 1987's Harry and the Hendersons proved that not every mythical furry shut-in has to resemble ALF.
It takes award-winning talent to bring the twisted imagination of Tim Burton to life. Although making the character's face powder-white (as in 1988's Beetlejuice) seems to always be the starting point.
John Caglione, Jr.
Perhaps no makeup artist better gives comic book villains a horrific silver-screen treatment. In Dick Tracy (1990), he actually manages to make an aging Warren Beatty look like the handsomest man on set.
The makeup mogul managed to bring a sense of seriousness to Brad Pitt's role in 2008's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Unlike failed previous attempts at the character with Jonathan Winters.
Westmore is responsible for the look of many Star Trek characters, as in Star Trek: First Contact (1996). The transition from the laughable rubber suits of the original series to the mind-blowing characters of today is mainly due to Westmore's work.