The Lists: In Contention's Top 10 Rick Baker contributions to the movies
With 'Men in Black III' on the way, we look at the legendary makeup artist's best work
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5. "The Nutty Professor" (1996)
It's fair to say Baker's innovations on the 1996 remake "The Nutty Professor" were harbingers of doom -- and yet the Academy kept nominating them (see: "Norbit"). But even if the work did yield facepalms like "Big Momma's House," it was a showcase in its time. Murphy had already established an ability to slide into Baker's work and convey separate, distinguished characters (as you'll see in just a moment on our countdown), but this took things to a whole new level.