Local 706 - The Artisan

Winter 2018

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THE ARTISAN WINTER 2018 • 37 Preceding Hostiles, you did 3:10 to Yuma and Cowboys & Aliens. There are some distinctions in your style as a make-up artist that really lend themselves to Westerns. What do you think they are? Jane Galli: I want my make-up to move the audience forward in the story as they watch the film, and not take them out of it. The actions, the aftermath of actions, whether it's beauty, character or special make-up effects—I never want you to see the make-up. If someone doesn't notice the make-up in a film I worked on, I would take that as a great compliment. I go for a realistic look, for example, on Capt. Blocker (Christian Bale) I layered up to five different products to achieve a weathered, tan and at times, dirty look, building up transparent layers of color and texture. I love creating looks with facial hair, and hands are important to me. There are so many shots of hands in Westerns ... hands on the reins, loading bullets into guns, shooting guns, setting up camp, rolling and smoking cigarettes, etc. Whatever I do to the face and neck, I do to the hands, so maybe I have an attention to detail that lends itself to Westerns. You mentioned your love for facial hair and using it to create different characters. When you have a core group of male cast members and you know they're all going to be on screen together, do you design their vari- ous facial hair looks collectively, or individually? JG: When I sit an actor down in my chair, I don't care if he is #1 or #34 on the call sheet—he is the lead. We talk about HOSTILES THE GREAT AMERICAN WESTERN MAKE-UP GUIDE his character and work together to design an individual look for his face that will help get him to where he needs to be. I don't think about the others. I'm not concerned with balanc- ing things out on screen. Like, "If this guy has a mustache, then this one needs a goatee and that one needs a beard!" No, that's not how I work. When I treat each actor as his own unique, stand-alone character everyone seems to fall into place on screen just right. I kept DeJardin (Timothée Chalamet) who gets killed right out of the gate, porcelain-pale with lightly sun-kissed cheeks and his fuzzy sprout of a mustache. I wanted to show how young and new he was to being out on an expedition—not weathered yet like the others; with his whole life ahead of him. Henry (Jonathan Majors) saw this old postcard I had as one of my references and wanted to replicate the "Buffalo Soldier" depicted with a huge handlebar mustache. Watching you and following your lead on Hostiles, I noticed that you have an effortless way of doing special effects and character make-up that directors and actors seem to appreciate. You're not precious about it, and you don't obsess. JG: Listen, you can't be too precious about dirt and blood. Slap it on, don't make it too neat and walk away! It might look effortless but really I'm just prepared. I know which bloods and dirts I love on camera, and that gives me confidence. Simple common sense is involved too. If the actor is on the Photos by Lorey Sebastian © Yellow Hawk, Inc., except as noted. W O R D S O F W I S D O M W I T H J A N E G A L L I D E P T . H E A D M A K E - U P I N T E R V I E W E D B Y D O N I E L L A D A V Y K E Y M A K E - U P Wes Studi

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