Makeup Artist Dick Smith Receives Honorary Oscar

Legendary Makeup Artist Dick Smith Receives a Much-Deserved Oscar

Legendary Makeup Artist Dick Smith Receives a Much-Deserved Oscar

On the left is David Bowie, and on the right is . . . also David Bowie, just a few hours in legendary makeup artist Dick Smith's chair later. Smith is a pioneer in special effects makeup, and he's responsible for everything from Marlon Brando's amazing age makeup in The Godfather to Linda Blair's terrifying little possessed girl in The Exorcist. Now, he's receiving an honorary Oscar, which his long and storied career in film certainly merits. We're taking a look back at some of his most iconic special effects makeup jobs — how many famous films with Smith's work in them have you seen?

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