What Happened To These 11 Celebrities Is Mind-Blowing. I Didn’t Even Recognize Them.

In 1941, Orson Welles changed the face of the film industry — literally — by masterfully aging his titular character drastically in Citizen Kane. But at the same time, over in a television studio, makeup artist Dick Smith was taking long strides of his own and pioneering new techniques that would ultimately revolutionize the industry.

While mourning Smith’s recent passing on July 30th, we took a look back to celebrate the man who transformed so many famous faces into their unrecognizable counterparts throughout the years. 

1.) Eli Wallach in I, Don Quixote (1959)

2.) Laurence Olivier in The Moon and Sixpence (1959)

3.) Anthony Quinn in Requiem For a Heavyweight (1962)

4.) Peter Sellers in The World of Harry Orient (1964)

5.) Anthony Quinn in Marco the Magnificent (1965)

6.) Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight! (1967)

7.) Fred Gwynne in Arsenic and Old Lace (1968)

8.) Dustin Hoffman in Little Big Man (1969)

9.) Marlon Brando in The Godfather (1971)

10.) Linda Blair in The Exorcist (1973)

11.) Dennis Quaid in Everybody’s All American (1988)

12.) Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1975)

13.) Walter Matthau in The Sunshine Boys (1975)

14.) David Bowie in The Hunger (1982)

15.) F. Murray Abraham in Amadeus (1983)

16.) Hal Holbrook in North and South (1985)

(H/T Izismile)

Smith’s profound impression on the film and television industry won’t be forgotten any time soon. Take that, CGI.

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