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Over the weekend we announced that legendary make-up artist Dick Smith had received an honorary Oscar for his many contributions to the industry. Now you can watch the man himself collect his well deserved and long overdue prize!
In addition to his incredible work on The Exorcist, some of Smith’s other work in the horror genre includes The Stepford Wives, The Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), The Sentinel (1977), Altered States (1980), Scanners (1981), Ghost Story (1981) and The Hunger (1983). He also worked in television on a show you may remember, “Dark Shadows.” And this is just a small sample of his work.
Outside of horror, Smith worked on legendary films such as The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather Part II (1974), Midnight Cowboy (1969), Miracle on 34th Street (1959), The Deer Hunter (1978) and Taxi Driver (1976). He initially got his start working for NBC creating techniques with foam latex and plastic for live television. Smith held this position from 1945 to 1959 and expanded the roster of artists from one to 25 by the time he left.
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