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The Face Behind Tom Hanks' Face

Makeup artist Dan Striepeke created "scars, sunburns, rashes, rotted teeth and seeping wounds" for Tom Hanks in the film Cast Away. 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks hide caption

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Sometimes the "old media" really delivers. Here's a story in The New York Times' style section (otherwise known as the "having section"). It's not only about a celebrity — it's by a celebrity. Tom Hanks writes a tribute to his makeup artist, Dan Striepeke, the man who gave Elvis his tan in Viva Las Vegas and Olivier his nose in Spartacus. Striepeke has transformed Hanks' face for the last two decades.

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