Posted on Friday, February 9th, 2018 by Hoai-Tran Bui
The make-up job for the live-action 2000 version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas was notoriously arduous. Jim Carrey compared the eight-hour process to “being buried alive,” and the production nearly came to a screeching halt because of how much the actor hated the make-up. But what about the poor make-up artist on the other side of the brush?
That would be Kazuhiro Tsuji, the Academy Award-winning make-up artist behind acclaimed films like Men in Black, Hellboy, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Tusji recently scored his third Oscar nomination for Darkest Hour and is still steadily working in the industry. But that almost didn’t come to be after he worked with Carrey on The Grinch.