Johnny Depp is known for hitting the big screen with roles requiring an entirely new image (a mad scientist in 1990's Edward Scissorhands, the Hatter in 2012's Alice in Wonderland), so it comes as no surprise that the award-winning actor will be honored at this year's Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards at Paramount Studios on Feb. 15.
The award will be presented by the actor's makeup artist Joel Harlow, who has worked with Depp for The Lone Ranger, Dark Shadows, The Rum Diary and Pirates of the Caribbean: At Word's End and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
"Makeup and hair artisans agree that Johnny Depp is a wonderful selection to receive our first Distinguished Artisan Award," said Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild President Susan Cabral-Ebert in a statement. "He, probably more than any other actor working today, uses the skills of our members to delineate his characters. Depp has constantly been an outstanding supporter of our crafts, ultimately respectful and appreciative of our members’ abilities and generous with his creative collaboration. A great artist himself, he allows others to shine."
Depp's upcoming roles includes starring in Wally Pfister's sci-fi action, Transcendence, and Rob Marshall's comedy fantasy, Into the Woods; Harlow will be Depp's makeup artist for both films.