Local 706 - The Artisan

Fall 2019

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36 • THE ARTISAN FALL 2019 B Y J A N E G A L L I D E P T . H E A D M A K E - U P MAKE-UP Ford v Ferrari is my 10th film with director James Mangold and my fourth with Christian Bale. When Jim asked me to do the project, he had already done a tremendous amount of research and had created a dedicated database with photos, interviews and videos, a kind of web-based lookbook. Whenever he found something new, he would post it to the database and of course, we did our own research too. Jim was very involved in the whole look of each character. Christian Bale playing Ken Miles and Matt Damon playing Carroll Shelby, Tracy Letts as Henry Ford II, Jon Bernthal as Lee Iacocca, all of these iconic people but Jim didn't want us to reproduce them. He didn't want to rely on prosthetics, he just wanted the essence of that person. The actors also gave us their ideas for their character. The main action of the film spans from 1959 to 1966, culminating in 1966. And it's very specific to the race car circuit of that era and each of the races we followed took place at a different place and time. The races leading up to Le Mans were not glamorous, like the final in Le Mans, France. So we had to do our research on those races and how the people in them and attending them looked. Continued on page 38

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