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There's a scene in Cocoon with the female alien, Brian Denehy, and Steve Gutenberg. The female alien has just put her fake human skin back on. There is a wrinkle on her cheek. Brian Denehy pulls gently on her ear to flatten out the wrinkle.

My question: how the heck did they do that makeup? It looked FLAWLESS, and it was years before CGI.

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Almost a direct quote from me on your other question: I think if you look at this wiki page, you'll discover CGI had been used extensively before Cocoon. You'll remember that Tron came out in 1982 and it had a BUNCH of CGI in it. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Apr 25 '14 at 23:10
And yet another movie from "years before CGI"? ;-) – Napoleon Wilson Apr 26 '14 at 0:50
That said - in an effort to answer this, even though some basic CGI was used in the film for 'glowing' effects and such, the prosthetics were handled by Greg Cannom, who was at the time a contemporary of Rick Baker and Rob Bottin, and responsible for some amazing FX in the 80s and 90s, so I wouldn't put that gag past his skill range. Can you find a video of the moment so that we can inspect it? – Nobby Apr 26 '14 at 0:56

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