An American Werewolf Is 30 – Celebrate With Rick Baker Winning A Special Oscar

Posted by August 21, 2011 Comment

John Landis‘ remarkable horror with a sense of humour, An American Werewolf in London was released 30 years ago today, on 21st August 1981.

To celebrate, I thought I’d share a video of Vincent Price and Kim Hunter giving the first ever Academy Award for Makeup to Rick Baker for his work on the film.

If you’ve seen Werewolf, you’ll know how richly he deserved it (if you haven’t…).

Indeed, if there wasn’t an award to give to Mr. Baker, they would have had to invent one so, er,  good timing, Oscar.

But wait until you see what he had to beat. One of the all time most bemusing films – a really nutty flick, great makeup or not.
(Last Updated August 21, 2011 4:10 pm )

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