Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards

8th Annual MUAHS Awards 2021

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MAKE-UP ARTISTS & HAIR STYLISTS GUILD AWARDS | 17 L I F E T I M E A C H I E V E M E N T A W A R D MATTHEW MUNGLE MAKE-UP Oscar-winning make-up artist Matthew Mungle has earned recognition as a master of elite make-up effects, with over 250 fi lm and television projects to his credit. Known for transforming Glenn Close and Janet McTeer in Albert Nobbs, earning him his fourth Oscar nomination, Matthew's most recent collaboration with Close was for Hillbilly Elegy. The work secured a nomination for Special Make-Up Effects at this year's MUAHS Guild Awards. "Glenn said she was signed on to play Mamaw in the fi lm and sent me a photo of the person she was going to portray," Matthew explained. "We discussed what we thought would be the right prosthetics for the character and at fi rst, she only wanted a nose tip. After my analysis of the look, we agreed to test a full nose and full ears." Matthew's fi rst major success was in 1990 on Edward Scissorhands, working with award-winning make-up artist Ve Neill. He has since accumulated an impressive list of credits and an equally impressive genre mix of box-offi ce successes. including Bram Stoker's Dracula, which earned him an Oscar in 1993, which he shared with Greg Cannom and Michèle Burke. He received nominations for Schindler's List, Ghosts of Mississippi and Albert Nobbs. Profi cient in all types of make-up and prosthetics, his other fi lm credits include 10 Cloverfi eld Lane, Lee Daniels' The Butler, Mud, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, and Pay It Forward. Matthew has also been nominated for 26 Emmys, winning six. His work includes an 11-year run creating graphic make-up effects for CSI: Las Vegas. As a young boy in Durant, Oklahoma, he recalls seeing Frankenstein, Dracula and The Mummy. He was fascinated by the make-up, often borrowing his mother's make-up to "create his own version of horror." As he got older, he ordered theatrical make- up from New York, experimenting with face casts and prosthetics on willing friends and family. His parents thought it was a passing phase he'd outgrow, but he knew differently. In 1964, The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao came out and Matthew credits this fi lm as his greatest infl uence and deciding factor to his path on becoming a special make-up effects artist. Matthew arrived in Hollywood in 1977 after applying and being accepted into Joe Blasco's Make-up Center, the premier academy responsible for training many Local 706 members. Joe Blasco said this about Matthew: "From the very beginning, Matthew showed exceptional talent. I knew he had what it takes to become a success in this business." One of Matthew's biggest challenges, which started in 2003, is creating the various character prosthetics and masks for the hit Broadway show Wicked. Balancing his fi lm and TV projects, Matthew & his lab, W.M. Creations, Inc., continues his work for the show's Broadway, U.S. tours and worldwide productions. After 42 years as a master of make-up effects artists, Matthew and husband of 40 years, John Jackson, moved to Texas. They set up a studio for his loyal clients, including stars Robert DeNiro, Glenn Close and Tracey Ullman. Matthew also conducts educational seminars to pass on his enormous wealth of knowledge. (L-R): Matthew Mungle applying make-up to Glenn Close for Hillbilly Elegy; Close in Albert Nobbs; James Woods in Ghosts of Mississippi, Mungle on the set of CSI: Las Vegas.

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