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It takes a lot of work (and red paint) to turn Ron Perlman into the super-strong demon Hellboy. So it’s no surprise that Mexican special effects whiz Mike Elizalde earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Makeup his work on Guillermo del Toro’s supernatural superhero film  Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Most recently, he’s reteamed with del Toro as the creature effects person on the Mexican director’s highly anticipated sci-fi flick Pacific Rim.

Best Makeup, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, 81st Academy Awards, Nominated

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.