February 17, 2014 in Nation/World

People: Depp honored for makeup artisanship

From Wire Reports
 
Associated Press photo

Johnny Depp, left, and Joel Harlow share a laugh at the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Awards.
(Full-size photo)

In an awards season that seems to have a ceremony for every facet of filmmaking, the Make-up and Hair Stylists Guild awards returned after a 10-year hiatus with an award for Johnny Depp.

The actor received the first ever distinguished artisan award for his work in films like “Edward Scissorhands,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Alice in Wonderland.”

Depp’s honor was presented by his longtime collaborator and makeup artist Joel Harlow, who is nominated for an Academy Award this year for makeup in “The Lone Ranger.” Depp also starred in the film.

“This is a great honor, but glancing up at the screen I realize what a ridiculous thing I’ve done,” Depp joked while accepting his trophy after clips of his work were shown at Paramount Studios theatre on Saturday evening.

“I mean seriously, why do they still give me jobs?” he added. “I’ve done a lot of things … I should probably apologize for a few, but I won’t.”

The soft-spoken actor praised the work of the makeup artists who’ve helped him “find the root of each character.”

“I try something different each time as an actor with the amazing help of makeup artists who have made my whole career.”

Evans will launch Daytona 500

Daytona has called on Captain America to kick off “The Great American Race.”

Actor Chris Evans will serve as grand marshal and give the command to “start your engines” for the Daytona 500 on Sunday.

Evans stars in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” scheduled for release on April 4.

He joins a list of previous Daytona 500 grand marshals that includes Ben Affleck, Kate Upton, Matthew McConaughey and James Franco.

The birthday bunch

Actor Hal Holbrook is 89. Comedian Dame Edna (Barry Humphries) is 80. Actress Rene Russo is 60. Actor Richard Karn (“Home Improvement”) is 58. Actor Lou Diamond Phillips is 52. Comedian Larry the Cable Guy is 51. Singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) is 42. Actor Jerry O’Connell is 40. Country singer Bryan White is 40. Actor Jason Ritter (“Joan of Arcadia”) is 34. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is 33. TV co-host Daphne Oz (“The Chew”) is 28. Actor Chord Overstreet (“Glee”) is 25.


Thoughts and opinions on this story? Click here to comment >>

Get stories like this in a free daily email