Michael Mills
Make-Up Artist / Local 706

Michael puts finishing touches on Viggo Mortensen for "Hidalgo"
Michael Mills has been a Make-up Artist with Local 706 since 1984. He apprenticed to the great John Chambers (Winner of the Academy Award for Planet of the Apes) after completing a Master of Fine Arts. With this vast base of knowledge and training, he has designed and been a Department Head of Make-up on some of the largest and most iconic films of the past 25 years. He has worked with Hollywood’s brightest stars all over the world. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Paramount’s “Star Trek 6: the Undiscovered Country”, still considered one of the largest character Make-up films ever made. Star Trek 6 had 253 original designs and 10 thousand make-up applications over 6 months of filming.

Michael has worked multiple times with many of Hollywood’s greatest Directors who have sought him out for their films like Academy Award Winners Robert Zemekis, Joel Schumacher, Edward Zwick, Joe Johnston, Johnathon Kaplan and Randall Wallace to name a few.

Michael’s work in television has earned him Emmy Nominations and Emmy Awards for Star Trek “The Next Generation”, “Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman”, and “Quantum Leap.” He continues to grow as the film and television industry changes. Using the most modern techniques and products, his designs are alluring and add quality to every production. His knowledge and skill with beauty make-up, historical make-up, and character make-up has allowed him to create award winning designs and memorable iconic characters in some of the greatest films in Hollywood.

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Hidalgo and the Ocean Of Fire
Held yearly for centuries, the Ocean of Fire--a 3,000 mile survival race across the Arabian desert--was a challenge restricted to the finest Arabian horses ever bred, the purest and noblest lines, owned by the greatest royal families. In 1890, a wealthy sheik invited an American, Frank T. Hopkins, and his horse to enter the race for the first time. The Sheik puts his claim to the test, pitting the American cowboy and his mustang, Hidalgo, against the world's greatest Arabian horses and Bedouin riders. For Frank, the Ocean of Fire becomes not only a matter of pride and honor, but a race for his very survival as he and his horse attempt the impossible.