To portray the Master of Suspense in the biopic (out Nov. 23), the 74-year-old actor became a master of disguise. Still, appearances aren't everything. ''We didn't just want Anthony to impersonate Hitchcock,'' says director Sacha Gervasi. ''We wanted him to channel Hitchcock.''
A silicone wrap was applied to Hopkins’ cheeks and neck to create Hitchcock jowls. ”[Tony did] the lip on his own,” says makeup artist Howard Berger. Clean Pate, Pale Face
”We shaved the top of Tony’s head every day, since he has a full head of hair,” says Berger. ”Then the hairdresser would glue a thinning hairpiece on.” Finishing touches included a prosthetic nose and earlobes, brown contact lenses, and an airbrushing of makeup in a shade that matched Hitchcock’s signature pallor. A Wide Girth
Since Hopkins wasn’t willing to gain weight, costume designer Julie Weiss used strategically placed padding to fill him out. ”Hopefully it won’t be noticeable,” Weiss says of her work. To watch a video of the transformation, visit: http://popstyle.ew.com/2012/11/19/watch-anthony-hopkins-transform-into-alfred-hitchcock-in-under-a-minute-exclusive-video/