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You know the kind I mean. At the intro of Mission Impossible, we see Tom Cruise, who suddenly hooks a hand beneath his jaw and tears of his face, which turns out to be one of those vinyl masks. Beneathe the mask, he's somebody totally different.

I have seen Mrs Doubsfire, where Robin williams wears one of thsoe masks and can seriously pass for an old lady, and even still has facial mobility. So I suppose it can be done, to a degree.

Given that the guy wearing the mask has a small face, small nose etc, could he really pass convincingly for someone else if he wore a mask?

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Mythbusters took it on once, showing that (at least 3 years ago) the technology isn't quite there yet. It could fool some people from far away, though, and a dog up close. –  Walt Aug 1 '14 at 8:49
Short answer: No. –  Meat Trademark Aug 1 '14 at 9:52

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No they aren't real and they are, the usual process of creating this affect is to use the actual actors for their specific roles Just like they do on Face/Off and then using a quick cut when they go to remove the mask they will apply a decent Mask then so they have something to rip off.

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