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Stephan Dupuis

Makeup Designer

Stephan Dupuis began working with David Cronenberg on Scanners.Prior to Eastern Promises, their subsequent projects together included Naked Lunch, Crash, eXistenz, Spider, A History of Violence and The Fly, for which Mr. Dupuis was nominated for a BAFTA Award and won an Academy Award (shared with Chris Walas).

He has earned three Emmy Award nominations, for his make-up on Ivan Passer's Stalin, starring Robert Duval; Robert Dornhelm's Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story, starring James Woods; and Robert Allan Ackerman's The Reagans, starring James Brolin.

Among Mr. Dupuis's film credits are Wolfgang Petersen's Enemy Mine; Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop and Total Recall; Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade; Martin Scorsese's Cape Fear; Mel Gibson's The Man Without a Face; Chris Columbus's Mrs. Doubtfire;George Clooney's Confessions of a Dangerous Mind;Niels Mueller's The Assassination of Richard Nixon; and Francis Lawrence's soon-to-be-released I Am Legend.

Self-taught, he began experimenting with foam latex make-up in his parents's basement in his native Montreal. While attending university, he was hired to assist the head make-up artist on Alvin Rakoff's City on Fire, and ultimately captained the FX make-up department on the project.

After graduating from Sir George Williams Campus with a Masters Degree in Cinema Fine Arts, his work was spotted by make-up artistry icon Dick Smith, who invited him to collaborate in New York. Mr. Dupuis next worked on the Academy Award-winning make-up for Jean-Jacques Annaud's Quest for Fire,and teamed with Mr. Walas for Mr. Cronenberg's Scanners.