Austin Butler's Transformation for Dune: Part Two Revealed: The Bald Look Process

News - 22 February 2024
During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Austin Butler shared an interesting tidbit about his experience working on the highly anticipated film Dune: Part Two. The actor revealed that he had to endure a lengthy three-hour process in the makeup chair in order to achieve the bald look required for his role as Feyd-Rautha in the movie.nnButler explained that, despite his willingness to fully commit to the role, he was unable to shave his head due to his upcoming project, The Bikeriders, starring alongside Tom Hardy.

The director of The Bikeriders, Jeff Nichols, requested that Butler refrain from shaving his head for the role, as it would make it challenging for him to grow his hair back in time for the new project.nnAs a result, the talented hair and makeup team on Dune: Part Two found a creative solution to create the bald head look for Butler. They crafted a bald cap that was meticulously attached to his eyelids, requiring precise measurements to ensure that he could still open his eyes properly.

The entire process took three hours to complete, showcasing the dedication and attention to detail of the makeup team.nnIn Dune: Part Two, Butler takes on the role of Feyd-Rautha, a menacing and pale villain in the epic sci-fi saga. The transformation of Butler into the character of Feyd-Rautha is truly remarkable, as seen in behind-the-scenes footage that gives fans a glimpse into the actor's immersive preparation for the role.

nnFans of the Dune series can look forward to the release of Dune: Part Two in Dutch cinemas starting February 29, where they can witness Butler's captivating portrayal of Feyd-Rautha and immerse themselves in the expansive and visually stunning world of the Dune universe.