Norihiro Honda

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Norihiro Honda
Norihiro Honda
Born 1970[1]
Occupation Sculptor, modeler, makeup artist
First work Society (1989)
Notable work Men in Black (1997)

Norihiro "Nori" Honda (本田 憲拡,   Honda Norihiro) is a Japanese sculptor, modeler, and special effects makeup artist. He served under Shinichi Wakasa on several entries in the Millennium series of Godzilla films.

Honda began his career in the 1980s as an apprentice of prolific special effects artist Joji Tani, known professionally as Screaming Mad George.[1] Over the years, he worked on such films as RoboCop 3, Species, Anaconda, and the original Men in Black. In 1999, he was hired by Weta Workshop to work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and moved to New Zealand for a year.[1] In 2004, he returned to New Zealand to work as an instructor at Cut Above Academy[1] and again worked with Weta on the first entry of the The Hobbit trilogy in 2012. Honda continues to be active in film, and was involved in the 2017 Ghost in the Shell adaptation as well as the 2020 live action Mulan remake.

Selected filmography

Modeled monsters

External links


This is a list of references for Norihiro Honda. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Vol.86 Career up in NZ ニュージーランドで特殊メイク講師に Norihiro Honda 本田 憲拡さん (38歳) 特殊メイク講師 cut above - tutor". E Square. Retrieved 15 October 2019.


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