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17 incredibly awesome movie prosthetics


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1. Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”

Believe it or not, Heath Ledger actually designed the Joker’s cakey makeup in The Dark Night. The cheek scars, however, were the work of prosthetic. Source

Photo courtesy of Warner Bros./Everett Collection

2. John Matuszak, “The Goonies”

The Sloth’s facial deformities are made up of 15 layers of prosthetics and mechanical elements—and no, they weren’t dreamed up by Data. The result turned actor John Matuzak from man to monster. Source

Photo courtesy of Warner Bros./NY Daily News

3. Nicole Kidman, “The Hours”

What a difference a nose makes. Nicole Kidman became virtually unrecognizable in her role of Virginia Woolf all thanks to her prosthetic schnoz, so much so that a test audience didn’t even recognize her in an initial screening of the film. Source

Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures/Everett Collection

4. Elijah Wood, “The Lord of the Rings”

Elijah Wood’s huge, hairy hobbit feet aren’t real, thank Bob. The cast and crew went through over 1,800 prosthetic footses to give Frodo that Shire look, even picking up a Guinness world record in the process. Source.

Photo courtesy of New Line Cinema/Everett Collection

5. Johnny Depp, “Edward Scissorhands”

If you couldn’t tell Edward Scissorhand’s scissored hands were fake, you should probably lay off the drugs. The impressive metalwork as well as the accompanying faux facial scars got the crew a nomination for Best Makeup in ‘91. Source.

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox/Everett Collection

6. Marlon Brando, “The Godfather”

Don Vito Corleone’s famous distorted speech was the result of a little Hollywood trick. Marlon Brando stuffed prosthetics into his cheeks to puff up his lower face and get that intimidating mob boss accent.

Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures/Columbia Pictures
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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.

Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…

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Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.


Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

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Dream Of The ’90s

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No You Go

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A-O River!

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Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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