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Matthew W. Mungle

Matthew W. Mungle
Born (1956-10-26) October 26, 1956
Atoka, Oklahoma, USA
Occupation makeup artist
Years active 1981-Present

Matthew W. Mungle (born October 26, 1956) is an American make-up artist. He has been nominated four times for the Academy Award for Best Makeup, winning (as part of a three-person team) in 1992 for Bram Stoker's Dracula. He has also received 26 Emmy nominations, winning 6.[1]

Mungle is a native of Atoka, Oklahoma, and graduated from Atoka High School in 1975.[2] He studied for two and a half years at Oklahoma State University before moving to Hollywood in 1977. He studied under make-up artist Joe Blasco, then became an instructor at Blasco's school and worked in low-budget horror films[1] before his career moved into larger projects beginning with Edward Scissorhands in 1990.[3] In addition to Dracula, he has also received Oscar nominations for his work on Schindler's List (1993), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), and Albert Nobbs (2011). In Albert Nobbs he used make-up and prosthetics for actresses Glenn Close and Janet McTeer portrayals of women pretending to be men.[4]


  1. ^ a b Michael Smith, "Atoka native could win second Oscar in makeup category", Tulsa World, February 24, 2012.
  2. ^ Penny Soldan, "Atoka makeup artist puts face on Hollywood", The Oklahoman, April 18, 2003.
  3. ^ Robin Rauzi, "The Transformer: Makeup man Matthew Mungle found his calling in Hollywood as a creator of illusions." Los Angeles Times, May 15, 1997.
  4. ^ Randee Dawn, "Nominees for best makeup", Variety, February 3, 2012.

External links

  • Matthew W. Mungle at
  • Official website (W.M. Creations)

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