Rick Baker Quotes
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.
Sometimes we think of a creature like a person in a suit, but then you have limitations of two eyes and two legs - they have to see and breathe. I got more into puppetry because it offered more possibilities.
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.
When I do a mask, I do try to put a lot of character and a lot of expression into the sculpt.
I don't want to be doing movies that I don't want to do. They take so much out of you.
Usually people who are in my position, they run a company and they hire people and then they take the credit for it.
I do what I did as a hobby as a kid, you know, and make a living at it. And I just feel like I'm one of the luckiest guys in the world 'cuz I get paid to make toys and play with them.
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.
I used to have to save my allowances to buy a quart of rubber to make a mask, and it's how I spent all my free time.
I have a job that I truly love, and an enormous crew of people that can do things better than I can!
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.
So many of my dreams were to actually be able to make a living of what I did as a hobby.
I'm not a big gore hound but monster gore is different to me than killing a teenager in any way that you can when another human-like person does it. I don't know how I rationalize that really but it seems different to me.
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