Beauty Sound Bites: Monsters Inc.
“It was my hobby as a kid. I used to make monsters in my bedroom, [which was] my makeup laboratory—I slept amid monsters and toxic chemicals…I felt for the monsters; I was never afraid of them.”—Rick Baker, special-effects makeup artist
In the case of Baker, it looks like nightmares really do come true. Above, we pay homage to one of Baker’s best (and most terrifying) paint jobs: Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. While the artist initially didn’t think the pop star would be a “good candidate” for his type of makeup, when he watched the iconic dance filmed on-set for the first time, he said, “I’m witnessing something here—this is pretty cool.” Indeed.