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EXCLUSIVE: Donald Mowat will return as head of hair and makeup design for ‘Dune: Part Two’

Donald Mowat and Timothée Chalamet on the set of “Dune: Part One.” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

As awards season enters the home stretch, makeup and hair designer Donald Mowat is busier than ever after receiving his first-ever Oscar nomination for his work on “Dune.”

After a trip back Inside The Film Room to talk through his career, “Dune,” and what’s next, it sounds like Mowat’s schedule is about to get even busier.

Mowat was able to confirm exclusively to Inside The Film Room that he will be returning to Arrakis this summer and reuniting with Denis Villeneuve and Co. once more as the head of hair and makeup design for “Dune: Part Two.”

In addition to that exciting news, Mowat shared plenty of details behind his creative process on creating Stellan Skarsgård’s Baron Harkonnen, visually distinguishing between the great factions of Dune, and how he strives to balance realism with “movie magic when it comes to wounds and blood.

Check out the full interview on this week’s episode of the Inside The Film Room podcast.

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Johnny Sobczak is an entertainment journalist and graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in Media and Journalism and minored in Global Cinema. Johnny is a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association and has been with Inside the Film Room since August 2019. He was named Senior Writer in January 2020 and co-hosts the Inside the Film Room podcast with Zach Goins. Johnny spends his days job-hunting, watching films and obsessing over every new detail of Denis Villeneuve's "Dune."

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