Make-up artist Dick Smith: Honorary Oscar recipient at the Governors Awards
Linda Blair introduced the presentation of the Honorary Oscar to veteran make-up artist Dick Smith at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2011 Governors Awards on Nov. 12 in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.
Back in 1973, Smith transformed Blair into an iconic movie “monster” in William Friedkin's blockbuster The Exorcist. For her performance as a teenager possessed by a (literally) head-turning demon, Blair – assisted by the voice of Mercedes McCambridge – was shortlisted for that year's Best Supporting Actress Academy Award. (She lost to the even younger Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon.)
Dick Smith movies
Among Dick Smith's other movie credits are Otto Preminger's The Cardinal, Arthur Penn's Little Big Man, Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II, Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, Tony Scott's The Hunger, and Milos Forman's Amadeus.
Here are a few more titles: The World of Henry Orient, House of Dark Shadows, The Sunshine Boys, Altered States, The Deer Hunter, Starman, Ghost Story, Dad, Death Becomes Her, and House on Haunted Hill.
Dick Smith photo: Matt Petit / © A.M.P.A.S.
Actor and screenwriter Tom McCarthy on the Red Carpet
Pictured above is screenwriter Tom McCarthy (a.k.a. Thomas McCarthy) on the red carpet at the 2011 Governors Awards. The evening's honorees were actor James Earl Jones, who had to accept his Honorary Oscar from London, make-up artist Dick Smith, and Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient and TV celebrity Oprah Winfrey.
Tom McCarthy has four screenplay/story credits: Up (which earned him an Oscar nomination, along with co-writers Bob Peterson and Pete Docter), The Station Agent, The Visitor, and Win Win. McCarthy also directed the last three titles.
As an actor, his movie credits include Meet the Parents, Syriana, Michael Clayton, Baby Mama, The Lovely Bones, and Little Fockers.
Tom McCarthy photo: Matt Petit / © A.M.P.A.S.
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