One of the most renowned make-up artists in the motion picture business today, Ve Neill has, over the course of her thirty-year career, earned 21 international nominations and wins for her creative and innovative makeup, including three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards and four Saturn Awards. Neill recently added Pirates of the Caribbean to her list of creations, for which she was awarded the BAFTA (British Academy Award) and another Oscar nomination.
Ve created space travelers for the first Star Trek film and for the hit comedy Galaxy Quest; rocker vampires for Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys and visions of the afterlife for Tim Burton's wacky comedy Beetlejuice. In addition, she turned Johnny Depp into a scissors wielding anti-hero for Edward Scissorhands, Robin Williams into a Scottish nanny for Mrs. Doubtfire, Martin Landau into horror king Bela Lugosi for Ed Wood and brought to life an onslaught of villains, beauties and super-heroes for Warner Brothers' Batman series. She gave Patricia Arquette the Stigmata, transformed Christine Baranski into the Grinch's sexy girlfriend, aged Johnny Depp 60 years for the film Blow, and turned Jude Law into the perfect love robot for Steven Speilberg's A.I.
Some of her other credits include The Chronicles of Riddick, Danny DeVito’s Matilda, and Hoffa and Spielberg’s Amistad. Neill continues her illustrious career with an assortment of new characters ranging from a manic 100 year old woman in Duplex, possessed beings in Constantine and a slew of dirty, drunken, barnacle-encrusted camp pirates that everyone adores for the Pirates of the Caribbean series. In early 2007, she turned Johnny Depp into the infamous Demon Barber of Fleet Street for the film musical Sweeney Todd. In late 2007, she also transformed Mike Myers into The Love Guru. Earlier this year, she headed up the Special Makeup Dept. for the film Thor.
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