New never seen and incredible photos of Johnny as Whitey Bulger!
These photos were taken during the long make-up process for the filming of “Black Mass”, between May and July 2014.
This can be considered one of Johnny’s most extreme makeover Johnny has ever done.
Johnny wanted to look exactly like Whitey Bulger so he worn prosthesis that were done based from old photographs to even FBI footage. In the movie, there were about 45 forehead pieces that needed to be done for the filming, not including all the earlier tests to find the perfect density of silicone to make Johnny be able to make facial expressions through the pieces. To finish the look, Johnny also wore contacts, to turn his brown eyes in an incandescent light blue, and wore fake teeth to better evoke the Bulger’s rotting incisor.
The final result was so perfect that Johnny was even a little worried about his safety. No one wasn’t sure about how was going to be the people’s reaction as soon they start seeing Whitey Bulger walking again around Boston. Although not being the original Bulger his fame isn’t that good until today, so the risks of confusing somebody’s mind with such well done make-up art could even make some traumatized person try to harm Johnny, like shooting or knifing him as soon as he left the make-up trailer.
Luckily, even with security guards everywhere, people accepted really well Johnny’s performance and image. Some were scared of him, some even got chills thinking that he was some kind of Bulger’s ghost, some almost didn’t see Johnny with no make-up due to the long process of applying the pieces, but in the end everybody praised his performance and everything was filmed safely.
I gotta say these photos are scary AF!
New never seen photos of Johnny as Guy LaPointe!
These funny photos were taken during the make-up test for the filming of “Yoga Hosers”, sometime at the end of 2014, in California.
These photos reveals the “hidden” running joke included in the movie:
Different from the first movie “Tusk”, Johnny’s character, Guy LaPointe, now has moles on his face, and if you pay close attention, throughout the whole movie, the moles keeps changing places around his face and even multiply from shot to shot. In the beginning of the movie,
LaPointe has three of them, and in the end he finishes with seven. 😂 😂
Never seen photos of Johnny as Mad Hatter!
four new photos were taken during the make up test for the filming of “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, sometime between August/September 2014, in England.
The four photos indeed have his own titles and reveals in which part of the movie it was taken.
* The first photo is named “Flashback”:
In the movie we can see the same hair style starting at minute 47, right before Alice meeting Tarrant/Mad Hatter when she accidentally traveled back in time to the day of the
Iracebeth/Red Queen’s coronation.
The second photo is named “Sick Hatter”:
In the movie this scene starts at 1h 15 minutes, when Alice returns to the present days and goes to Tarrant’s house to tell him about his family, but finds a bedridden and white-lifeless Mad Hatter.
The third photo is named “MAD Hatter”:
In the movie this scene starts
at minute 19.
when Alice meets Mad Hatter
in his house and he talks about his family while acting madder than usual, thus the MAD with capital letters.
The fourth photo is named “New Poster”:
This photo was taken during the special “The Mad Hatter Surprise”, when
Johnny fully dressed as Mad Hatter, live-streamed onto a billboard as one of the Alice Through the Looking Glass promotional posters at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. But instead of simple poster, Johnny surprised the
Park’s guests interacting with them in real-time from a nearby film studio.
Underneath of one of the most extreme makeover Johnny
has ever done:
Different from “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, where he had his hair shaved by his friend Hunter S. Thompson, this time, in “Black Mass”, Johnny wore prosthesis to look exactly like Whitey Bulger. The process wasn’t easy: The makeup team had to cover up from Johnny’s cheeks and the bottom of his nose to the middle of his head with a prosthetic piece where every hair had to be plugged one at a time and by hand, including the eyebrows. In the movie, there were about 45 forehead pieces that needed to be done.
Johnny also wore contacts, to turn his brown eyes in an incandescent light blue, and wore fake teeth to better evoke the Bulger mug, rotting incisor. The whole process (protect the skin, use the products to glue the prosthesis, adjust, cut, paint, makeup, hair) used to took 22 hours to be done, and everything had to be redone with new prosthetics in the next day to film a new scene.