character makeups: playing a role

Character makeups: A character playing a role

When movie makers turn to making movies about movie-making the results are fascinating. Illusion is revealed to go all the way down as you realise that the process of the actress-character transforming her appearance with makeup for a movie-within-a-movie role is itself all artifice.

This section features movie-within-movie makeups such as in The Stunt Man where Barbara Hershey plays the actress Nina Franklin who, in turn, dons prosthetic makeup to play an older character in the movie she is making.

There are also a few cases where a character dresses up: for Halloween; a fancy dress party; or a SyFy convention.