Anthony Hopkins's Alfred Hitchcock Makeup

What a Transformation: See How Anthony Hopkins Became Alfred Hitchcock

What a Transformation: See How Anthony Hopkins Became Alfred Hitchcock

Hitchcock, the film that takes a look at the goings-on of Alfred Hitchcock and his inner circle during the filming of 1960's Psycho, recently came out on DVD. What happened behind the scenes of a movie that actually looks at life behind the scenes of a movie, however, is quite remarkable. Nominated for an Oscar in best makeup and hairstyling, the special effects makeup team of Howard Berger and Peter Montagna (nominated alongside hairstylist Martin Samuel), transformed legendary actor Anthony Hopkins into iconic film director Alfred Hitchcock.

Doing so didn't come without its challenges. "You have an actor like Anthony Hopkins, and you're faced with the task of taking one of the best-known actors in the world and transforming him into a perfect portrait of one of the greatest directors ever known," Berger explained. See what else he and Montagna had to say about the entire Hopkins-to-Hitchcock metamorphisis when you click through.

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