« Hot Copy: V.F. Takes a Crack at Pellicano | Main | Cruise Crazytrain Jumps Rails in Manhattan »

Hanks Thanks Striepeke

Hanks wrote a tribute to his makeup man Daniel Striepeke, who, after 19 years with Hanks, retired when "The Da Vinci Code" wrapped.

Hanks' gratefulness, their working history and his admiration for Striepeke's craft are conveyed in the story, The Man Who Aged Me, which ran on the front page of the New York Times website for a brief moment.


While some actors can't seem to command enough attention on red carpets others are willing to use their star power to redirect popular attention to otherwise publicly unrecognized artists. And who can argue with Hanks' long hair in "Da Vinci Code" once they know a makeup maestro like Striepeke is behind the wig lace. Link

Reader comment: Han wants us to check out the subtitled, super-wide Marie Antoinette trailer Link (the link is ganked in his/her comment below)

UPDATE: The Reeler is smothered in Da Vinci Code's ancillary excess, not the least of which is Hanks' tribute to his makeup man. Link


[posted by Sheigh]


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Hanks Thanks Striepeke:


Got something to say? There’s three exciting options:

  1. Comment instantly and anonymously below. Just enter a real (or fake, we don’t mind) name and email address below and hit "Post Comment." Email addresses remain private. OR--
  2. Check "Register with DISQUS." Same as #1, but you can create a profile, add a photo, vote on comments and more. OR--
  3. Use Facebook. Click the "F Connect" button to quickly post this article on your Wall.
blog comments powered by Disqus
The Hollywood Reporter

About Risky Business

  • Risky Biz blog takes a deep, daily look at the film industry's ups, downs and deals from around the world and the heart of Hollywood. It is edited by media and entertainment journalist Steven Zeitchik, with contributions from The Hollywood Reporter's worldwide team of film editors and reporters. Zeitchik is a Los Angeles-based writer for THR and also has written for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

    Subscribe to feed