Patt Morrison for February 17, 2012

Oscar-nominated make-up artist transforms Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs”

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Glenn Close in "Albert Nobbs."

Longtime make-up artist Matthew W. Mungle has worked on films ranging from “Inception” to “Schindler’s List.” He is nominated for his fourth best make-up Oscar this year for the 19th century-set film “Albert Nobbs.” He won a best make-up Academy Award in 1993 for “Dracula.” For “Albert Nobbs,” Mungle managed to transform beautiful 64-year-old actress Glenn Close into a demure, shy and stately hotel Irish waiter named Albert Nobbs, who lived as a man and concealed his female-born identity. Patt talks to Matthew W. Mungle about make-up and what goes into transforming an actress, or actor, into a character such as Nobbs. Make-up artists for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” and “The Iron Lady” are also nominated this year for the best make-up Oscar.


What do you like best about Close’s make-up in “Albert Nobbs”? What make-up film tricks are you curious about?


Matthew W. Mungle, Oscar-nominated this year for best make-up for “Albert Nobbs”

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