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His work has earned him quite a pile of Academy Awards and a slightly larger, record-setting pile of nominations. In addition to his groundbreaking creature effects, Baker has also acted in several small roles within the projects he worked on.

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His work has earned him quite a pile of Academy Awards and a slightly larger, record-setting pile of nominations. In addition to his groundbreaking creature effects, Baker has also acted in several small roles within the projects he worked on. Unfortunately, he eventually decided to retire in 2015 at age 64 with the rise of CGI usurping his art and at the annoyance of too many filmmakers refusing to work within his standards of craftsmanship when they want cheap and quick work instead.



Richard A. "Rick" Baker (born December 8, 1950) is an American special make-up effects creator, make-up artist, and special effects supervisor mainly known for his creature effects. He especially often created realistic-looking gorilla suits - from ''Film/KingKong1976'' to ''Film/GorillasInTheMist'' and ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001''.

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Richard A. "Rick" Baker (born December 8, 1950) is an American special make-up effects creator, make-up artist, and special effects supervisor mainly known for his creature effects. He was a master of the PeopleInRubberSuits effects. He especially often created realistic-looking gorilla suits - from ''Film/KingKong1976'' to ''Film/GorillasInTheMist'' and ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001''.


* ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' (1996)

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* ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' ''Film/{{The Nutty Professor|1996}}'' (1996)


** ''Nutty Professor II: The Klumps''

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** ''Nutty Professor II: The Klumps''''Film/NuttyProfessorIITheKlumps'' (2000)


Richard A. "Rick" Baker (born December 8, 1950) is an American special make-up effects creator, make-up artist, and special effects supervisor mainly known for his creature effects.

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Richard A. "Rick" Baker (born December 8, 1950) is an American special make-up effects creator, make-up artist, and special effects supervisor mainly known for his creature effects. \n He especially often created realistic-looking gorilla suits - from ''Film/KingKong1976'' to ''Film/GorillasInTheMist'' and ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001''.


* ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' (2004)

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* ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' ''Film/{{Hellboy|2004}}'' (2004)


Richard A. "Rick" Baker (born December 8, 1950) is an American special make-up effects creator, make-up artist, and special effects supervisor mainly known for his creature effects. His work has earned him a pile of Academy Awards and a slightly larger, record-setting pile of nominations.

In addition to his groundbreaking creature effects, Baker has also acted in several small roles within his projects.

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Richard A. "Rick" Baker (born December 8, 1950) is an American special make-up effects creator, make-up artist, and special effects supervisor mainly known for his creature effects.

His work has earned him quite a pile of Academy Awards and a slightly larger, record-setting pile of nominations.

nominations. In addition to his groundbreaking creature effects, Baker has also acted in several small roles within his projects.the projects he worked on.


* ''Star Wars''
** ''Film/ANewHope'' (1977)

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* ''Star Wars''
** ''Film/ANewHope''
''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'' (1977)

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* ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast''

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* ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast''''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast1987''


* ''Series/{{Werewolf}}''

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* ''Series/{{Werewolf}}''''Series/{{Werewolf}}''

* HeAlsoDid: Before he got started in creature makeup effects, Baker was a stop motion animator for Art Clokey on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/DaveyAndGoliath''.


* ''Film/{{Life}}'' (1999)

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* ''Film/{{Life}}'' ''Film/{{Life|1999}}'' (1999)


* ''Film/TrackOfTheMoonBeast''

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* ''Film/TrackOfTheMoonBeast''''Film/TrackOfTheMoonBeast'' (1976)

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* ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie'' (1977)


* ''Film/{{Cursed2005}}''

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* ''Film/{{Cursed2005}}''''Film/Cursed2005''

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