CGI has a lot of backlash now. I think it's just because there are so many people doing it. It's a tool and it's only as good as the people behind it.
Grinch had so many people in make up - virtually everybody. We had about 100 people a day for five months. And every day we would use 100 sets of appliances.
I can't tell you how many people would say to me as a teenager, 'Why don't you grow up and start thinking about getting a real job?
I do fat people and these makeups are really hard to do, but I want to make monster movies.
I find it kind of disturbing when people cheer when someone just gets stabbed brutally.
I hate wasting time or money and that happens all the time for no good reason, and then people save money by skimping on the important things.
I have a job that I truly love, and an enormous crew of people that can do things better than I can!
I'm not really listed anywhere; I don't know how people find me!
It's a funny relationship that makeup artists have. I always feel kind of like a dentist. People look at me and think of pain.
It's funny: I've been very successful and done a lot of films, and I don't really have an agent - I don't really pursue jobs, I let people come to me.
So many people of my generation all grew up with that shock theater package on television of 'Frankenstein,' 'Wolfman,' 'Dracula,' 'Mummy,' all the Universal stuff.
The problem I have with schools is, people are taught, 'This is how you do this.' They're not taught about why you do this.
Usually people who are in my position, they run a company and they hire people and then they take the credit for it.
When you're working on a movie you always hope that people will go for it and enjoy what you're doing.
When my parents died, it became clear to me that there was an end in sight. Death was never a real thing to me. And then when that happened I realized I only have so many years left, if I'm lucky.