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Tony Gardner (II)


Known best for the films "127 Hours," "Zombieland," and"Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa," as well as his work with Daft Punk, Tony Gardner began his film career working on "Michael Jackson's Thriller" under the auspices of Rick Baker. His very first independent FX job was an animatronic Half-Corpse for Dan O'Bannon's "The Return of the Living Dead," ... See full bio »

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 2015 Scouts vs. Zombies (makeup effects designer) (post-production)
 2015 Kitchen Sink (makeup effects department head) (post-production)
 2014 Dumb and Dumber To (special makeup designer) (completed)
 2014 Clown (special makeup designer) (completed)
 2014 Love & Mercy (makeup effects designer) (completed)
 2013 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (special makeup designer)
 2013 Clear History (TV Movie) (special makeup designer)
 2013 Movie 43 (prosthetics - segment "The Catch") / (prosthetics makeup - segment "Truth or Dare")
 2012 The Motel Life (special makeup designer)
 2012/I The Watch (special makeup effects)
 2012 The Three Stooges (special makeup designer)
 2011/I Jack and Jill (special makeup effects artist)
 2011 What's Your Number? (special makeup designer)
 2011 30 Minutes or Less (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2011 The Beaver (special makeup designer)
 2011 Beastly (prosthetics) / (special makeup effects)
 2011 Hall Pass (special makeup designer)
 2011 The Resident (special makeup designer)
 2010 Jackass 3D (Documentary) (special makeup effects designer)
 2010 127 Hours (special makeup designer)
 2010 Forehead Tittaes (Video short) (special makeup designer)
 2010 La La Land (TV Series) (makeup designer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2010) ... (makeup designer)
- Episode #1.5 (2010) ... (makeup designer)
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... (makeup designer)
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... (makeup designer)
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... (makeup designer)
 2010 The Killer Inside Me (prosthetic designer: Alterian) / (prosthetic manufacture: Alterian)
 2010 Extraordinary Measures (prosthetic designer)
 2010 I'm Here (Short) (special makeup designer)
 2009 Zombieland (makeup effects prosthetic designer) / (special makeup designer)
 2009 Gentlemen Broncos (special makeup designer)
 2009 The Hangover (prosthetic dental effects artist) / (special makeup designer)
 2008-2009 Reno 911! (TV Series) (special makeup designer - 2 episodes)
- VHS Transfer Memory Lane (2009) ... (special makeup designer)
- Junior Runs for Office (2008) ... (special makeup designer)
 2009 Angels & Demons (prosthetic makeup artist)
 2008 Bedtime Stories (special makeup designer)
 2007-2008 Cavemen (TV Series) (special makeup designer - 13 episodes)
- Caveman Holiday (2008) ... (special makeup designer)
- Nick Sick (2007) ... (special makeup designer)
- Hunters & Gatherers (2007) ... (special makeup designer)
- Cave Kid (2007) ... (special makeup designer)
- Rock Vote (2007) ... (special makeup designer)
 2007 Ben 10: Race Against Time (TV Movie) (special makeup designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2007 The Heartbreak Kid (makeup effects designer: Alterian, Inc.)
 2007 Hairspray (makeup effects designer)
 2006 Smokin' Aces (makeup effects designer)
 2006 Rob & Big (TV Series) (special makeup designer - 1 episode)
- Big Bob ... (special makeup designer)
 2006 Jackass Number Two (Documentary) (special makeup designer)
 2006 Daft Punk's Electroma (special makeup designer)
 2005 The Ringer (special makeup effects artist)
 2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (special makeup designer)
 2005 It Waits (creature effects designer)
 2005 Bad Girls from Valley High (special makeup effects designer and creator: Alterian Studios, Inc.)
 2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (special makeup and animatronic effects designer)
 2004 Seed of Chucky (special makeup designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2004 Surviving Christmas (special makeup effects artist)
 2004 A Dirty Shame (prosthetics designer)
 2004 13 Going on 30 (special prosthetics - uncredited)
 2004 Mindhunters (lifecast makeup effects)
 2003 Stuck on You (special makeup designer)
 2002 Adaptation. (special makeup designer: Artist's Asylum)
 2002 Jackass: The Movie (Documentary) (key makeup artist: 16mm film unit) / (makeup effects designer)
 2001 Alien Hunter (TV Series) (creature makeup)
 2001 Shallow Hal (special makeup effects artist) / (special makeup effects designer and creator)
 2001 Bones (makeup effects designer: Alterian)
 2001 Osmosis Jones (special makeup designer: live action sequences)
 2001 Scary Movie 2 (special makeup designer - uncredited)
 2001 Human Nature (body hair effects: Alterian Studios)
 2001 Freddy Got Fingered (makeup effects designer)
 2001 Say It Isn't So (special makeup designer)
 2000 Bring It On (special makeup designer)
 2000 Me, Myself & Irene (makeup effects designer)
 2000 Where the Heart Is (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2000 Jackass (TV Series) (special makeup designer)
 2000 28 Days (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1999 Titus (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 Three Kings (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 Stir of Echoes (special makeup designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 Wild Wild West (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1999 Poseidon's Fury: Escape from the Lost City (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 Go (special makeup designer)
 1998 There's Something About Mary (special makeup and animatronic effects designer - uncredited) / (special makeup and animatronic effects supervisor - uncredited)
 1998/II Denial (special makeup designer)
 1998 Hush (special makeup effects: Alterian Studios)
 1997 The Jackal (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1997 Bean (special makeup effects artist)
 1997 Batman & Robin (special makeup effects artist)
 1997 Warriors of Virtue (makeup effects: Alterian Studios)
 1996 High School High (makeup effects supervisor)
 1996 Invader (creature effects designer)
 1996 Feeling Minnesota (special makeup effects artist)
 1996 Bone Chillers (TV Series) (makeup and animatronic effects artist) / (special makeup designer)
 1996 The Cape (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist: animatronics)
 1996 Arli$$ (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1996 The Rock (special makeup effects)
 1996 The Craft (makeup effects supervisor)
 1995 Lord of Illusions (additional makeup effects: Alterian Studios)
 1994 The Journey Inside (Documentary) (special makeup designer)
 1994 The Crew (special makeup designer)
 1994 Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist)
 1994 Bad Girls (makeup effects)
 1994 Cabin Boy (special makeup effects designer: Alterian Studios, Inc.)
 1994 Extra Terrorestrial Alien Encounter (Short) (special makeup effects designer)
 1993 Ghost in the Machine (makeup effects artist - as Tony Gardener)
 1993 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1993 Freaked (special makeup designer: Alterian unit)
 1993 A Dangerous Woman (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1993 The Meteor Man (special makeup effects artist)
 1993 Hocus Pocus (animatronic cat effects artist) / (special makeup effects artist)
 1993 Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story (TV Movie) (special makeup designer - uncredited)
 1993 Space Rangers (TV Series) (makeup effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Fort Hope (1993) ... (makeup effects supervisor: Alterian Studios)
 1992 Army of Darkness (character makeup) / (makeup effects: Ash, Sheila, Evil Ash, Evil Sheila)
 1992 Mom and Dad Save the World (special makeup and animatronic effects supervisor - uncredited)
 1992 Sleepwalkers (creature effects supervisor) / (special makeup designer)
 1991 Mobsters (makeup effects supervisor)
 1991 The Dark Backward (special makeup designer)
 1991 Iron Maze (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1990 Psycho IV: The Beginning (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist)
 1990 Blood Salvage (additional makeup effects crew: Migh Effects) / (additional makeup effects designer and creator: Migh Effects)
 1990 Darkman (special makeup effects designer)
 1990 Lifestories (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist: animatronics)
 1990 Swamp Thing (TV Series) (special makeup designer)
 1990 Rockula (special makeup effects artist)
 1990 Nightbreed (special makeup effects artist - additional)
 1990 Dark Angel (makeup effects supervisor) / (special makeup designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 1989 Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (effects director: special makeup effects unit) / (special makeup effects designer and creator)
 1989 Tale of Two Sisters (special makeup effects)
 1989 Under the Boardwalk (makeup effects)
 1988 Roseanne (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist: Halloween Special)
 1988 Gorillas in the Mist (Rick Baker's Gorilla crew - uncredited)
 1988 The Blob (special makeup and animatronic effects designer) / (special makeup and animatronic effects supervisor) / (special makeup designer: makeup effects crew)
 1988 Out of the Dark (special makeup effects)
 1987 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series) (beast crew: Rick Baker)
 1987 Harry and the Hendersons (hair stylist) / (special makeup effects assistant: Rick Baker's crew)
 1986 Ratboy (makeup crew: Boris, Inc. - uncredited)
 1986 Aliens (Stan Winston's creature effects crew - uncredited)
 1985 The Return of the Living Dead (makeup artist: half-corpse effects)
 1984 Starman (starman transformation crew: Rick Baker unit - uncredited)
 1983 Thriller (TV Short) (makeup effects crew - uncredited)
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Created animatronic "robot personas" of band members from electronic music group Daft Punk. Conceived and directed their music video "The Prime Time of Your Life."

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Arizona State Police originally believed that bullets had been fired through a real human cadaver and filmed with a high speed camera. The Missing Person's division thought that the "cadaver" was obtained by taking a homeless person off of the streets of Phoenix, Arizona. Eventually, Tony had to write a disclaimer describing how he had achieved the sequences with makeup effects technology so that... See more »

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