It warmed the cockles of our heart to see Rick Baker take home his seventh Oscar. It’s not that he needs any more recognition. But we’re a bunch of Starlog/Fangoria kids who’ve been following Baker’s career for decades. And we feel invested. We also wanted to share a few factoids.
This is Baker’s seventh win. What are the six other films he won Oscars for?
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2001), Men in Black (1998), The Nutty Professor (1997), Ed Wood (1995), Harry and the Hendersons (1988), and An American Werewolf in London (1982).
Yup, Harry and the Hendersons is an Oscar wining film.
He lost five times. Those films were:
Norbit (2008); Life (2000); Mighty Joe Young (1999); Coming to America (1989); and Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984).
And here’s a few films that he worked on that received no Oscar attention and probably should have:
King Kong (1976), Gorillas in the Mist (1988) , and Planet of the Apes (2001).