EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Makeup Effects Artist Rick Baker Talks 'Men in Black 3'

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:45
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Opening in theaters on May 25th is the third installment of the extremely popular science fiction comedy franchise Men in Black, this time entitled Men in Black 3. The new film once again stars Grammy-winner Will Smith (Ali) and Oscar-winner Tommy Lee Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Agents J and K, respectively, and was also directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (Get Shorty) who helmed the first two installments. In addition to the return of Smith and Jones, the new movie also features Oscar-nominee Josh Brolin (Milk) as a younger version of Agent K, as well as performances from two-time Oscar-winner Emma Thompson (Love Actually), Alice Eve (ATM), Jemaine Clement (HBO's Flight of the Conchords), Nicole Scherzinger (Fox's The X Factor), David Rasche (United 93).

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with makeup effects artist Rick Baker (The Wolfman, The Nutty Professor, Ed Wood) to discuss his work on Men in Black 3. The legendary makeup artist talked about the new movie, creating the '60s era aliens and his inspirations for them, why setting the film in the '1960s helped keep the third installment fresh, advances in CGI since the first movie, the importance of using both practical as well as CGI effects, working with director Barry Sonnenfeld for the third time, having to make two different versions of the film's villain, and why Harry & the Hendersons holds a special place in his heart. 

To watch our exclusive interview with makeup effects artist Rick Baker about Men in Black 3, please click on the video player above. 


Veteran MIB field agent Agent J (Smith) learns that Agent K's (Jones) life and the fate of Earth are at stake. He must time-travel to 1969 to stop an alien criminal named Boris (Clement) from assassinating a young Agent K (Brolin) and changing history, while also facing a 24-hour time limit before he is trapped in the past. 

Men in Black 3 travels in to theaters on May 25th. 

To watch our exclusive video interview with director Barry Sonnenfeld about Men in Black 3, please click here

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