Kazuhiro Tsuji

About Kazuhiro Tsuji

Who is it?: Make Up Department, Special Effects, Miscellaneous Crew
Birth Day: May 26, 1969
Birth Place:  Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan, Japan
Birth Sign: Gemini
Occupation: Special make-up effects artist
Years active: 1989–2012; 2017–present

Kazuhiro Tsuji Net Worth

Kazuhiro Tsuji was bornon May 26, 1969 in  Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan, Japan, is Make Up Department, Special Effects, Miscellaneous Crew. Kazuhiro Tsuji was born on May 25, 1969 in Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan. He is known for his work on Darkest Hour (2017), How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Makeup Application and Design (2001) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008).
Kazuhiro Tsuji is a member of Make Up Department

💰 Net worth: $300,000

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Tsuji grew up in Kyoto, where he spent much of his time alone engaging in art projects. Tsuji came across an issue of Fangoria which featured Dick Smith and his work turning Hal Holbrook into Abraham Lincoln for the 1976 miniseries Lincoln. This led to Tsuji's own experiments with special make-up effects, photos of which he began sending to Dick Smith after discovering his P.O. box in the back of a magazine. The two would eventually meet in person when Smith traveled to Japan to work on Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Sweet Home. Smith invited Tsuji to work on the film with him and this began Tsuji’s film career.


Tsuji crafted the silicone model of Brad Pitt's head used to artificially age him via CGI for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in 2008. In 2012, Tsuji created the prosthetics which turned Joseph Gordon-Levitt into a young Bruce Willis for Looper.


In 2017, Gary Oldman talked Tsuji out of retirement to create the Winston Churchill prosthetics for Darkest Hour. Oldman had been considered for the role of General Thade in Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes film and his work at that time had impressed Oldman enough that for him, Tsuji was the only man to turn him into Churchill. For this, on March 4, 2018 Tsuji won the 2018 Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.