Visiting the makeup and effects department of THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)

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Visiting the makeup and effects department of THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)

The Joker make-up was composed of three pieces of stamped silicone, which took less than an hour to apply to Heath Ledger on each day of shooting.

Visiting the makeup and effects department of THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)

Ledger described it as "new technology which is much quicker to apply than regular prosthetics"; he felt he was not wearing any make-up at all.

Visiting the makeup and effects department of THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)

Two-Face's disfigurement was created through computer graphics rather than prosthetic make-up, as director Christopher Nolan felt that, no matter how good the make-up was, it is still inherently adding something onto an actor's face, when Two-Face's appearance requires part of his face to be burned away.

Visiting the makeup and effects department of THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)

Aaron Eckhart enjoyed wearing the Two-Face makeup and warned: "When you look at him, you should get sick to your stomach. It's like you would feel if you met someone whose face had pretty much been ripped off or burned off with acid. There are fans on the Internet who have drawn versions of what they think it looks like, and I can tell you this: They're thinking small. Chris has gone way farther than people think."

Visiting the makeup and effects department of THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)

Visiting the makeup and effects department of THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)

Visiting the makeup and effects department of THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)

A lot of people in the comment section don't remember this guy. He was crucial in the Joker's escape from the GCPD.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwluvtQOX_4#t=30

Visiting the makeup and effects department of THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)

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3 responses to “Visiting the makeup and effects department of THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)”

  1. ShortGiant says:

    This post made me sad… RIP Heath Ledger.

  2. BonzuPippinpaddleopsicopolisTHETHIRD says:

    Now we know how they got those scars.

  3. DoctorJungyBrongen says:

    This is awesome!! Also, RIP Heath Ledger :/

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