- 受賞者（後出 fellow winner はここでは同じく受賞者〈の〉）
- Winston Churchill
- flank ～
- grasp ～
- if not for ～
- (be) in charge of ～
- special ... makeup
- 特殊メーク（後出 face mold は顔型）
- on location
- late ～
- Kurosawa Kiyoshi
- 黒沢清（１９５５年～）（後出 Kurosawa Akira は黒沢明〈１９１０～９８年〉）
- "Rhapsody in August"
Tsuji Kazuhiro became the first Japanese recipient of an Academy Award for best makeup and hairstyling on March 4 for his outstanding artistry transforming actor Gary Oldman into former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill for the movie "Darkest Hour."
"We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to Gary Oldman. It was a real honor to go on this incredible journey with you, and we would not be standing here today if it wasn't for you," Tsuji, 48, said in an acceptance speech, flanked by British colleagues and fellow winners David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick. "This is a dream come true for all of us," he concluded, grasping his Oscar statuette.
Tsuji has been praised across Hollywood and the movie industry, and he was nominated in the same category for an Academy Award in 2007 and 2008. However, he quit working on films in 2012 to become a modern artist.
In 2016, it was Gary Oldman himself who asked Tsuji to work on "Darkest Hour." After a week of indecision, Tsuji agreed to join the team, and says he wouldn't have returned to movies if not for Oldman beckoning him back.
Tsuji was in charge of the design that became the foundation of the special effects makeup. At his studio, he took photos and face molds of Oldman, to create the final product after many tests, then taught his two British colleagues how to apply the makeup on location. Oldman won best actor for his role.
Tsuji was born in Kyoto, and his interest in special effects makeup was sparked by seeing "Star Wars." As a high school student, he found an article on the late makeup artist Dick Smith. He wrote a letter to Smith, and came under his tutelage through their correspondence while also polishing his own skills.
Smith then invited Tsuji to the set of Kurosawa Kiyoshi's 1989 film "Sweet Home" to be in charge of makeup, and Tsuji went on to work on Kurosawa Akira's "Rhapsody in August" (1991). In 1996, Tsuji moved to the U.S. to work on 1997's "Men in Black."
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