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Prior to 1981, an Oscar had never been given for Best Makeup, but that all changed on March 29, 1982, when Rick Baker took the stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the 54th Annual Academy Awards to accept the golden statuette for “An American Werewolf in London.” Written and directed by John Landis, (Animal House) the 97 minute film was released on August 21, 1981 in both the United States and the UK. The harrowing psychological thriller, which also mixes in a dose of comedy, was made for an estimated budget of approximately ten million dollars. The movie would go on to gross over thirty million.
Two young, American tourists, Jack Goodman, (Griffin Dunne) and David Kessler, (David Naughton), are traveling the English Moors when hunger calls, so they stop off at a pub called “The Slaughtered Lamb.” Upon entering the establishment, the boys quickly can discern that…
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