Academy Award® and Emmy® winner Michael Westmore returns as a mentor on SYFY's reality competition series Face Off: Battle Royale.
Since 1917, almost every major studio has had a Westmore supervising
their make-up departments, including his father, Monte Westmore, on
Gone with the Wind. Westmore has received a record 42 Emmy
nominations, bringing home nine statuettes. The Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences has honored him with four nominations and an
Oscar in 1986 for his artistry on the film Mask. His work has also
been recognized around the world. While supervising during his 18 years
on Star Trek, he turned his attention to writing articles and books on
cosmetics and their application. Westmore spent two years department
heading and designing the largest makeup project ever to be filmed in
India. He has just published a book, titled Makeup Man: From Rocky to
Star Trek, The Amazing Creations of Hollywood's Michael Westmore, and
currently has an exhibit at University of California, Santa Barbara
displaying a collection of his work.
The Westmores' outstanding contributions to the film industry were
recognized on October 3, 2008 when Westmore and his family were honored
with a star ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard's famous Walk of Fame.
Westmore graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara and
resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Marion, who he met on the
Universal Studios Tour when she was a personal model for Edith Head, the
legendary costume designer.