In this episode, you will learn absolutely everything you want to know about the makeup and hair design in the film, Amsterdam. All the details behind Margot Robbie's beautiful looks and the effort put into the most perfect shade of brunette I've ever seen are broken down by Lori McCoy-Bell (hair department head), Oscar Winner, Adruitha Lee (hair co-department head), and Nana Fischer (makeup department head). We discuss Christian Bale, Taylor Swift, and Anya Taylor-Joy's many looks as well. Frequent collaborators with director David O. Russell, these women discuss their process, reveal their painstaking detail and we celebrate their successful jumps between periods. And hold your breath as you hear the story about re-envisioning Mike Myers' entire look on a moment's notice and working with Jason Collins to remain in line with the overall look of the film. It cannot be denied that these ladies executed impeccable work which I encourage you all to see upon its upcoming digital release.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/look-behind-the-look-pod/support
Makeup Department Head
Nana Fischer trained at Shiseido in her native Japan. After working in Tokyo, London and Paris for leading designers she entered the film world with Troy (2004) and Roger Michell's landmark Venus (2006) starring Peter O'Toole. Along with musical features like Mamma Mia! and Sweeney Todd, Nana worked on King Lear in Great Performances and The Wolfman, two productions heavily reliant on makeup and hair. Her work can also be seen on 12 Years A Slave, World War Z, X-Men: First Class, Hanna, The King's Speech.
Creating iconic looks, Nana styled Michael Fassbender's character David in Prometheus (2012) and Fassbender's hair and makeup in The Counselor (2013), where she was hair department head.
Nana devised the compelling gangster look for James Franco in Spring Breakers (2012) and his period groove in Oz The Great and Powerful (2013). Additionally, Nana designed hair, makeup and prosthetics for Bukowski (2014).
She has been personal hair designer and makeup artist to both Michael Fassbender in Macbeth (2014), Trespass Against Us (2014) and Frank (2014) and to James Franco in Good People (2014), This Is The End (2013) and Tar (2012).
The daughter of two artists, Nana Fischer speaks Japanese, German, English and a little French - but her real language is transformation.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Karen Krizanovich
Hair Department Head
Adruitha Lee is an American hairstylist in the film industry. She opened her own salon and then opened a second one in Nashville, Tennessee. In the latter city, she began working with country music stars on music videos and live performances. She later moved to Los Angeles, realizing her dream of a career in the movie business. Her hairdressing and hair stylist work was seen on such television shows as "Medium" and "Lizzie McGuire". She has been working in feature films for over a decade. She has enjoyed collaborating with Angelina Jolie on several movies, including The Good Shepherd (2006), Salt (2010), andA Mighty Heart (2007). Other notable titles to her credit include, Walk the Line (2005), North Country (2005), The Artist (2011), 12 Years a Slave (2013) and Dallas Buyers Club (2013).