Makeup Artists

Makeup Artist – Mike Spatola

Mike Spatola is a make-up artist with over 35 years professional experience.

Although he’s flown under the radar for most of his career, he’s actually been nominated by his peers TWICE for Outstanding Individual Achievement In Make-up EMMY Awards, and TWICE for Best Make-up Cable ACE Awards.

Mike Spatola has worked on some of Hollywood’s most iconic films such as “Return of the Living Dead”, “Stargate”, “Terminator 2” and “Iron Man 3”.

He is probably best known for being the Make-up Effects Supervisor for a few seasons of HBO’s “Tales From The Crypt.”

Before his “Hollywood” career, Mike cranked out monster make-ups, day in and day out at The Brigantine Castle- a 5 story haunted castle amusement in Brigantine, New Jersey. After 6 years of the haunted house business, it was time to move to Hollywood. His work has been seen by millions of people around the world.

You’ll find that Mike’s a skilled instructor. He’s a teacher with the ability to explain techniques and methods so they are extremely easy to understand. Currently, you can find Mike at Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles. There he serves as  the Chief Academic Officer and lead instructor.

Spatola’s work is highly detailed and incredibly realistic, which is why he is one of the most sought-after artists in the business. He has also worked on films such as “Gettysburg”, “Iron Man 3”, and “Predator 2”.

If you are a fan of FX makeup, then you owe it to yourself to check out Mike Spatola’s work. You will be truly amazed at the detail and realism that he is able to create. Spatola is a true master of his craft, and he is sure to wow you with his incredible work.

Mike has written 3 books that has sold extremely well:
The Monstrous Makeup Manual, Book 1
The Monstrous Makeup Manual, Book 2
The Monstrous Makeup Manual, Book 3

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