Legendary special effects and make-up artist Rick Baker has officially announced his retirement. This news is real “end of an era” stuff, so if the serious film buff in your life seems pretty bummed out today, you know why. The only silver lining to this news is that Baker is auctioning off his personal collection of over 400 costumes and prosthetics, giving movie fans with disposable income a chance to own a piece of movie history.
It’s been a couple of days since you saw new photos of Jared Leto’s version of Joker, which means you probably just now stopped laughing about it (until we see more pics from Suicide Squad, anyway). But here’s something to interest (and maybe frighten) you: special effects master Rick Baker has created his own rendering of Joker, one that is not only great, but kind of unnerving — you know, the way Joker should look. It’s too bad we might never see this version on the big screen.
The vast majority of online featurettes are an excuse for movie stars to blather on about how they think their movie is going to be great. Then you get to see one highlighting the work of make-up genius Rick Baker in 'Men in Black 3' and suddenly all is right with the world.
Disney's re-imagining of the classic 'Sleeping Beauty' story has been picking up steam in the last week or so with casting news, but 'Maleficent' has one more name to throw into the mix: legendary visual effects artist Rick Baker.