The Best Actor Nominees for the 2009 Oscar ceremonies cross a wide range of the plastic surgery spectrum. From those that use plastic surgery judiciously to look better, like Brad Pitt, to those that overdone, like Mickey Rourke, Make Me Heal takes a look at all the Best Actor nominees and their procedures.
Richard Jenkins has been nominated for his first Oscar at age 61 for his work in The Visitor. Although the tall man has never been known for his stunning good looks, they could still be improved, even though Richard is new to plastic surgery. Aging has left Richard with baggy eyelids and extreme hair loss, both of which could be corrected with plastic surgery.
Facial plastic surgery expert, Dr. Paul S. Nassif tells Make Me Heal, “Richard Jenkins could use some Botox, but he definitely needs his eyes done. He probably can’t see out on the outside aspects of his eyes, due to his heavy eyelids. The heavy lids are causing what is called “hooding out” near the corners. The skin is folding over his upper eyelid, almost blocking vision.”
In addition to some eyelid plastic surgery, Richard could also conquer his hair loss by undergoing hair restoration. Hair loss expert Dr. Alan Buman says, “Richard Jenkins is a ‘Norwood Class 7′ (7 out of 7), an extensive pattern of hair loss. Any degree of restoration of his own living and growing hair would have to proceed with careful planning in order to achieve a satisfactory result. Unlike old-style ‘plugs,’ we used a process that involves the transplantation of single follicle grafts for the frontal hairline and groups of two or three hair follicles to create density farther back. Adding a randomized, natural design to the hairline gives a 100% undetectable look.” (See Make Me Heal’s story on Richard Jenkins’ plastic surgery).
71-year old Frank Langella, nominated for his work in Frost/Nixon, could also benefit from hair restoration.
According to Dr. Bauman, “Frank Langella is a ‘Norwood Class 5′ (out of 7), so he’s also already experienced severe hair loss over the course of his life. If enough donor hair is available in the back of the scalp, this could be transplanted into the thinning and balding areas to eventually give coverage and restore the look that was only previously possible with a thick hairpiece that he used in Frost/Nixon. It is important to understand that transplanted hair densities do not have to be equal to the original density in order to give coverage to the scalp.”
In addition, Frank could tighten up his appearance with some plastic surgery. Plastic surgeon Dr. Sherrell J. Aston says, “Frank Langella has not had any plastic surgery. He is a good candidate for a facelift and upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty. His neck is quite loose and he has significant jowling. His upper and lower lids are very heavy and full. He is at the stage where a properly done procedure would not look like surgery but surely maintain the roles he can play in the future.”
Dr. Nassif agrees that while Frank has never previously had plastic surgery, he could benefit from some, “Frank Langella is aging nicely, it looks good on him, like a Sean Connery-type. Maybe an upper eyelid lift and lower blepharoplasty to remove the little fat bags could help him look better.” (See Make Me Heal’s story on Frank Langella’s plastic surgery).
48-year old Sean Penn is up for his fifth Academy Award for his role in Milk and it will be his second Oscar if he wins. Although Sean has never been under the knife before, it could help restore him to his “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” Spicoli days. His large nose makes him an obvious candidate for a rhinoplasty, but he more imminently needs anti-aging treatments, like Botox.
Dr. Nassif says, “Sean Penn definitely hasn’t had any work done in the past, especially not a nose job, because it is still very large. Penn could benefit from a browlift and upper blepharoplasty. Botox to forehead and around the eyes (crow’s feet and glabella (between the eyes), would also help.”
Plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden says, “Sean Penn hasn’t had anything done, but he would look nice with a well-done rhinoplasty. That being said, a surgeon would have to be nuts to operate on him because it would likely change his trademark look so much that we would miss the old Sean Penn that has been on the screen for so long.”
45-year old Brad Pitt has received his second Oscar nomination for his role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Brad has been a sex symbol since his breakthrough role in Thelma & Louise and so, while he doesn’t need any major surgery, he could use some anti-aging treatments to keep him looking good.
Dr. Nassif says, “Like his co-nominees, Pitt could have his eyes done. He also has acne scarring from what I recall, which could be helped with some Fraxel or IPL.”
Also noting his good looks, Dr. Walden tells Make Me Heal, “Brad Pitt is a very handsome man who may have undergone a skin-resurfacing procedure or fillers, but I think he doesn’t even needs to do those things to age gracefully. Pitt is the caliber of Robert Redford or Paul Newman when it comes to natural good looks and acting talent, and neither of those men ever need(ed) a thing done!”
Weighing in on the father of six, plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn says, “The one plastic surgery that a man as good looking as Brad Pitt can consider is facial fat grafting. As he has aged, his face has become more gaunt as the fat has disappeared. This is most evident in his cheeks and under his eyes. Injecting some fat into these areas can give his face a softer appearance and bring him back to looking more like his ‘A River Runs Through It’ days. Oh, and he can shave that heinous 70s mustache too…” (See Make Me Heal’s story on Brad Pitt’s plastic surgery).
Unlike his co-nominees, 52-year old Mickey Rourke has had more than enough plastic surgery for all of the Best Actors. Nominated for his role in The Wrestler, Mickey has gone under the knife several times, to the count of at least one facelift, possible chin, cheek and lower lip implants and possible multiple nose jobs. All plastic surgeons and Make Me Heal agree, the best thing Mickey can do now is to stay away from plastic surgery to ensure his bizarre appearance doesn’t get any worse. (See Make Me Heal’s story on Mickey Rourke’s plastic surgery).
Make Me Heal is pleased to see some of these veteran actors finally getting recognized for their work and looks forward to seeing how all the men clean up for the red carpet.
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