Allan Apone - Make-Up Effects
(1953 -      )

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Biography: "Allan Apone's love of film began when he was nine years old. His family moved to Culver City, and the back lots of MGM and Desilu became his playgrounds. Career aspirations in film development in high school, where he and his friends made amateur movies. He worked as a production assistant on his first film soon after graduating. He worked on the movie The Sword and the Sorcerer with Frank Carrisosa and Doug White, which landed all three of them the job of creating special effects for Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D.

He is now president and CEO of Makeup & Effects Laboratories (MEL), Inc. in North Hollywood and a multi-award nominated makeup artist. Apone, who also has excellent financial and organizational skills, co-produced three projects with actor Tom Berenger's production company, 1st Corps Endeavors, from 1994 to 1997. The projects included the award-winning mini-series Rough Riders TNT telefilm Avenging Angel and the feature film An Occasional Hell.

Apone opened MEL, Inc., a special effects makeup facility, in 1979 after an apprenticeship with Burman Studios as well as being mentored by Academy Award winning special effects wizard, Stan Winston. MEL, Inc. has grown from 500 square feet to over 10,000 square feet, which has provided special effects elements on over 145 films and 25 television shows since its inception. Recent film projects include XXX, U.S. Marshals, Star Trek: Insurrection, Thick as Thieves, Doctor Doolittle, Batman Forever, Caveman's Valentine, Being John Malkovich and The Drew Carey Show.

Apone has served as a makeup artist on over 170 films and 150 television episodes throughout his career. For the past six years he has been the personal makeup artist Samuel L. Jackson. A member of Makeup and Hairstylist Local 706 for over ten years, he has been nominated for his achievement in makeup by the Emmys in 1993 and 1997 for Star Trek. In 1994 he was nominated for both an Emmy and ACE Award for And The Band Played On. Most recently, he was nominated in 2000 by the Hollywood Makeup Artists Guild for his work on Three Kings.

Apone is a member of both the Television Academy as well as the Motion Picture Academy. He resides in Newhall, California and has two children." -

Select Make-Up Filmography
Cleaner (2008)
Jumper (2008)
1408 (2007)
Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
Home of the Brave (2006)
Black Snake Moan (2006)
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Freedomland (2006)
Jarhead (2005)
The Man (2005)
XXX: State of the Union (2005)
The Man (2005)
Coach Carter (2005)
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Country of My Skull (2003)
The Blackout Murders (2003)
The Human Stain (2003)
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
S.W.A.T. (2003)
Basic (2003)
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
XXX (2002)
Changing Lanes (2002)
Formula 51 (2002)
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
The Caveman's Valentine (2001)
Unbreakable (2000)
Space Cowboys (2000)
Shaft (2000)
Three Kings (1999)
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
U.S. Marshals (1998)
Sphere (1998)
Batman Forever (1995)
Desperado (1995)
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
Gettysburg (1993)
Coneheads (1993)
Encino Man (1992)
Kuffs (1992)
Hot Shots! (1991)
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)
C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud (1989)
Black Rain (1989)
UHF (1989)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
Return to Horror High (1987)
Eat Or Be Eaten (1986)
Invaders from Mars (1986)
Runaway Train (1985)
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Deadly Eyes (1982)
Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D (1982)
The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)
Silent Rage (1982)
Parasite (1982)
Hospital Massacre (1981)
Wacko (1981)
Evilspeak (1981)
Victory (1981)
Wise Blood (1979)
Prophecy (1979)

Make-Up Department - Television
Imperfect Union (2007)
Deadwood (2004)
Enterprise (2001)
Ally McBeal (1997)
Profiler (1996)
Marshal (1995)
Heart of Darkness (1994)
And the Band Played On (1993)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)
Marla Hanson Story (1991)
Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys (1990)
Twin Peaks (1990)
Rock Hudson (1990)
Neon Empire (1989)
From the Dead of Night (1989)
Get Smart, Again! (1989)
Finish Line (1989)
Twilight Zone (1985)
Miami Vice (1985-88)

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Where Is He Now?: Allan Apone is very active in Hollywood doing make-up for upcoming releases, Black Snake Moan and 1408, and continues to be Samuel L. Jackson's personal make-up artist.

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