Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Quiz: Life Masks

A life mask is a mold made of a living person's face or head (as opposed to a death mask -- despite how creepy they look, the masks below were cast on living people.) For years movie makers have used life masks to create special effects makeup. The website of the Society of Amateur and Professional Special Effects Makeup Artists ( links to a collection of life masks belonging to "fxman." As I browsed the photos, I realized that I could hardly tell who some of them were, even though they were famous. Goes to show how much lighting and makeup can change a person's appearance.

Here's a quiz to see how well you can do. How many of the celebrities below do you recognize? Answers at the bottom of this post.

1. 2. 3.
4. 5. 6.

7. 8. 9.
10. 11. 12.


  1. Muhammad Ali
  2. Humphrey Bogart
  3. Robin Williams
  4. Keifer Sutherland
  5. Julia Roberts
  6. Danny Devito
  7. Mel Gibson
  8. Robert DeNiro
  9. Bob Hope
  10. Jim Carrey
  11. Sean Connery
  12. Tommy Lee Jones


TracyT said...

Wow. That was tough. I got Robin Williams and Keifer Sutherland. I almost got Bob Hope. I thought it was him but finally decided that it wasn't .

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...

I got robin williams, keifer sutherland and muhammad ali...
1. danny Devito looks like Alfred Hitchcock
2. Sean Connery looks like walter cronkite