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Richard Snell (I) (1955–2006)

Sometimes a man is the sum total of the work he leaves behind. This might best describe makeup artist Richard Snell, who passed away on February 21 on location for the second Pirates of the Caribbean sequel, currently filming in the Bahamas. Snell was one month shy of his 50th birthday. Snell was an artist's artist, plying his trade in the early ... See full bio »


(age 50) in Freeport, Bahamas

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The Running Man Make-Up Department
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Make-Up Department
Demolition Man Make-Up Department
The Time Machine Make-Up Department


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 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (dental prosthetics) / (makeup artist)
 2007 Creature People (Video documentary short) (makeup artist)
 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (dental prosthetics) / (makeup artist)
 2005 Revelations (TV Mini Series) (makeup artist)
 2004 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (special makeup effects artist)
 2003 Tears of the Sun (key makeup artist)
 2002 Clockstoppers (key makeup artist)
 2002 The Time Machine (key makeup artist: second unit)
 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (makeup artist: flesh fair and rouge city)
 2000 American Tragedy (TV Movie) (makeup artist: Mr. Plummer)
 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (makeup artist)
 2000/I Brother (special effects makeup artist: Los Angeles)
 2000 The Kid (makeup artist: second unit)
 1999 A Tribute to the Wizard of Oz (Video short) (makeup artist)
 1999 Hard Time: Hostage Hotel (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (TV Movie) (makeup artist: Mr. Brandauer)
 1999 Hard Time: The Premonition (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 1998 Species II (makeup artist)
 1997 Amistad (makeup artist)
 1997 Nightwatch (prosthetic makeup artist: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.)
 1997 Dante's Peak (key makeup artist)
 1996 Alien Nation: The Enemy Within (TV Movie) (head of special effects makeup)
 1996 The Fan (key makeup artist)
 1996 James and the Giant Peach (key makeup artist)
 1995 Huntress: Spirit of the Night (contact lenses)
 1995 Vampire in Brooklyn (contact lens)
 1995 Alien Nation: Body and Soul (TV Movie) (makeup department head)
 1994 Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (TV Movie) (key makeup artist)
 1994 The River Wild (makeup artist)
 1993 Demolition Man (makeup artist)
 1993 Last Action Hero (contact lens designer)
 1992 Lethal Weapon 3 (makeup artist)
 1991 The Last Boy Scout (special makeup effects designer: Richard Snell Designs - uncredited)
 1991 Hudson Hawk (makeup artist)
 1989-1990 Alien Nation (TV Series) (makeup artist - 21 episodes)
- Green Eyes (1990) ... (makeup artist - as Richard Alan Snell)
- The Touch (1990) ... (makeup artist - as Richard Alan Snell)
- Gimme, Gimme (1990) ... (makeup artist - as Richard Alan Snell)
- Rebirth (1990) ... (makeup artist - as Richard Alan Snell)
- Crossing the Line (1990) ... (makeup artist - as Richard Alan Snell)
 1990 The Sleeping Car (contact lens: special makeup effects unit)
 1988 Fright Night Part 2 (fangs)
 1988 Bad Dreams (special effects makeup crew)
 1987 The Running Man (makeup artist)
 1987 Evil Dead II (contact lens designer - uncredited)
 1986 Nutcracker (makeup designer)
 1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (special makeup effects artist)
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Richard Alan Snell

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