Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oklahoman Who Converted Passion into Success

Dracula character photo from
A "kid," raised on a dairy farm in Atoka, Oklahoma, loved monster movies. He asked to have his mother's old makeup, although his parents were a bit skeptical. At 15, he made himself up as a character from Planet of the Apes to help a local theater promote that movie. In 1993, he won an Oscar for his makeup special effects in Bram Stokers' Dracula. Watch the video below for interviews and glimpses into Mungle's world, his studio, coworkers, and special effects. 

Discuss with your mentee(s) being different, passion, perseverance, and many other qualities that must have been necessary to propel Matthem Mungle where he is today.

Matthew Mungle
The art of Hollywood special effects makeup 

March 2, 2014, 9:35 AM Lee Cowan introduces us to 

Lee Cowan introduces us to Academy Award-winner Matthew Mungle, one of the greatest make-up special effects men in movie history. Cowan follows Mungle as the artist goes thruogh the process of creating bodies for an episode of "CSI."      

Learn more about Mungle's work and resume at the company website for W.M. Creations, Inc., in North Hollywood.   

Looks real, doesn't it! 


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