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Seller: forsche_design (7,756) 100%, Location: Appleton, Wisconsin, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 254217895035 This enhanced modern day casting of Robert Downey Jr. has been created by special effects and lifecasting artist William Forsche utilizing an original R.D.J. life mask from his collection. Select Thumbnails Below To View Larger Images This 1:1 life-size casting is professionally crafted using a professional grade plaster and has a sturdy metal loop in the back for displaying on a wall. This casting can also be produced from a lightweight urethane plastic for an additional 75 dollars upon request. William Forsche has been creating and collecting lifecasts for most of his adult life. One of Forsche's career highlights was creating a lifecast of Vincent Price in 1988. "I have personally been collecting and creating life masks in Hollywood for over 30 years." "This is a professionally made modern casting made of the highest grade materials available." - William Forsche William Forsche offers you this high quality life mask direct from his Hollywood collection. Castings from our "Premium" Life Mask collection are made for the discriminating collector. These castings have been professionally remastered from the best source materials available, and should not be confused with lower quality life masks readily available elsewhere. A signed C.O.A. and a signature on every cast is provided by William Forsche to ensure its authenticity and high quality. Our castings have been used in numerous film productions and are also in the personal collections of high profile collectors and artists such as: Guillermo del Toro, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Liza Minnelli, Hugh Heffner, Kirk Douglas, and the late Tony Curtis and Gregory Peck. Testimonials from Hollywood professionals about the quality of Forsche Design Life Masks. Andy Schoneberg is a two time Emmy award winning makeup artist for "The Walking Dead." Below is the Humphrey Bogart display he created using one of Forsche's Life Masks. "I met William 28 years ago(!) on Dead Heat. He was a master life caster then, doing excellent work. He's a fantastic artist and technician. William's life cast collection is without equal. If William is offering a life cast of a particular person, you can bet he's done the legwork to make sure that it's the best, most accurate cast available. Period." -Andy Schoneberg Dan Platt's work includes "Terminator 2", Tupac Shakur's hologram for "Coachella" and he was also the Facial Model Lead responsible for youthenizing Jeff Bridges as Clu for "Tron: Legacy." "Bill, I've been collecting life casts from you for 20 years and without fail, your castings are undisputedly the sharpest, distortion free and most accurate castings in the industry. How do I know? Every morning Ebay sends out a fresh listing of available life casts and I am appalled on what is being offered by your competitors. When I had the privilege to work with you at Greg Cannom's in the early 90's, your life cast work was without flaw and that same attention to detail and craftsmanship is evident in every cast that you sell. I could not and most importantly, WILL NOT buy any life cast from anyone other than you. The success of my career depends heavily on the solid understanding of facial anatomy, form and structure. For the last two decades, your life casts gave me that invaluable understanding. And without that knowledge, I would never have been able to correctly interpret poorly lit or artistically shot photographs when I recreated Tupac for Coachella." -Dan Platt Tom Spina: Sculptor, Movie Prop Conservation Artist and Collector works on an original "Mrs. Doubtfire" appliance displayed on a custom Robin Williams life mask display bust provided by William Forsche of Forsche Design. "To any and all collectors of lifecasts, You will simply never find another source like William Forsche. His decades of film FX experience and encyclopedic knowledge are a benefit not found in any other lifecast seller, but the real value is in the exquisite quality of the castings themselves. Each is a work of art in its own right, always with highest level of detail of any available, and the closest generation to the original actor's face. I am never disappointed when I open a package from Forsche! I've counted on Bill for reference busts when recreating famous faces and also for things like copies of Robin Williams' head, to which we applied two sets of original Mrs. Doubtfire appliances for display. In order to achieve that, we needed castings that were properly sized and without warp. Bill delivered, as he always does! I can highly recommend his work to anyone interested and look forward to my next purchase!" Sincerely, -Tom Spina Why purchase our life masks when there are cheaper plastic castings and other sources available? "The advent of the internet has put collecting life masks into the hands of many people outside the film industry; I have personally acquired some of these life masks from various internet sources and have been extremely disappointed with the quality and the distortion (shrinkage etc.) of these castings. The average person outside the film industry doesn't have studio grade life masks to compare their castings with. With over 30 years of selectively collecting life masks it has always been my goal to obtain the highest quality masks available. Not only have I been a collector I am also a Hollywood life mask artist who has created some of the castings that exist in private collections, museums and have been used in the production of many of the major Hollywood films which I have worked on. My professional experience gives me the insight and the ability to compare similar castings and grade them on their detail, shrinkage and distortion. It is my goal and my passion to always make the highest quality life masks possible and it is my pleasure to share these casts with the discriminating life mask collector." -William Forsche Select Thumbnails Below To View Larger Images Forsche Design's white plaster lifecast of Grace Kelley on the left compared to theirs which is on the right. Our more complete and detailed Grace Kelley cast does not exhibit the shrinkage or distortion of their casting which has less detail. Their once white plastic cast has yellowed considerably with age and has only a single wire as a do it yourself type of hanger. Lifecast artist Willa Shalit invited William Forsche to New York City in 1986 to teach her his lifecasting techniques, after seeing the torso and face casting of Hugh Heffner's girlfriend that he created for the Playboy Mansion. Forsche was later asked to assist Willa Shalit with the smiling lifecast of Stevie Wonder created for his Album cover "Characters." Many of Forsche's lifecasting techniques were also utilized for some of Shalit's more refined lifecasts in her book "Life Cast: Behind the Mask." Forsche works on a life mask of Brooke Shields in Shalit's lifecast studio, New York City circa 1986. Modern day photo of William Forsche recreating the "Aladdin Sane" life masks that he originally made for David Bowie's personal collection. David Bowie and William Forsche at "Top of the Pops" circa 1987. William Forsche with Hollywood Acting Legends: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis and Gregory Peck. Select image below to read an article about the lifecast artist William Forsche. William Forsche was asked to join several other top Hollywood make-up effects artists recently to teach his lifecasting techniques in the "Ultimate Creature Creator Class." Performer's Film Television & Media Appearances Date of Birth 4 April 1965 , New York City, New York, USA Birth Name Robert John Downey Jr Nicknames Bob RDJ Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m) Born in Manhattan, New York, on April 4, 1965, Robert Downey Jr. made his debut as an actor at the age of five in the film Pound (1970), written and directed by his father, Robert Downey Sr., and since that early role, Robert Downey Jr. has amassed an enviable list of credits and honors throughout a four-decades-plus career that shows no signs of slowing. Downey Jr.'s laurels include two Academy Award nominations, three Golden Globe wins, numerous other award nominations and wins, and tremendous popular and commercial success, particularly in his roles as Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) and as Tony Stark in Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012) and Iron Man 3 (2013). Downey Jr. is married to Susan Downey and has two sons (one from a previous marriage). Born to writer, director and filmographer Robert Downey Sr. and actress Elsie Downey, Downey Jr. and his sister Allyson were immersed in film and the performing arts from a very young age, leading Downey Jr. to study at the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York before moving to California with his father following his parents' 1978 divorce. In 1982, he dropped out of Santa Monica High School to pursue acting full time. Downey Sr., himself a drug addict, exposed his son to drugs at a very early age, and Downey Jr. would go on to struggle with abuse for decades. Downey Jr. built his film repertoire throughout the 1980s and 1990s with roles in Tuff Turf (1985), Weird Science (1985), True Believer (1989), Chaplin (1992), Natural Born Killers (1994) and Wonder Boys (2000) among many others, but the actor's drug-related problems escalated from 1996 to 2001, leading to numerous arrests, rehab visits and incarcerations, and he was eventually fired from the hit TV series Ally McBeal (1997). Emerging clean and sober in 2003, Downey Jr. began to rebuild his career with roles in Gothika (2003), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) and A Scanner Darkly (2006), and then in 2008 he began a period of remarkable productivity, with starring roles in a string of very successful blockbusters including Tropic Thunder (2008) and the films of the Iron Man, Avengers and Sherlock Holmes franchises. In 2005, Downey Jr. married Susan Downey, who gave birth to their son, Exton Elias Downey, on February 7, 2012. Downey also has another son, Indio Falconer Downey, born September 7, 1993, from his first marriage to Deborah Falconer, from whom he was officially divorced in 2004. In addition to acting, Downey Jr. has also pursued a singing career, releasing a 2004 album called "The Futurist", and in 2010, he and his wife established their own production company, Team Downey. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after three decades in the business. In 1992, Downey received an Academy Award nomination and won the BAFTA (British Academy Award) for Best Actor for his performance in the title role of Chaplin (1992). In August of 2008, Downey starred with Ben Stiller and Jack Black in the comedy Tropic Thunder (2008), and went on to receive an Academy Award®-nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as "Kirk Lazarus". Downey was honored by Time Magazine's "Time 100" in 2008, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In December 2009, Downey starred in the action-adventure Sherlock Holmes (2009). The film, directed by Guy Ritchie, co-starred Jude Law and Rachel McAdams and earned Downey a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical in January of 2010. Downey and director Guy Ritchie are preparing to reproduce the success of Sherlock Holmes (2009) as they are working together again on the production of the sequel. In the summer of 2009, Downey achieved critical acclaim and worldwide box office success for his starring role in Iron Man (2008), Jon Favreau's big-screen rendering of the Marvel comic book superhero. The film co-starred Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges and Terrence Howard. In early Summer 2010, Downey re-teamed with director Jon Favreau and reprised his role as "Tony Stark/Iron Man" in the hugely successful sequel to the original film, Iron Man 2 (2010), starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and Mickey Rourke. Downey has since recently filmed Due Date (2010), a sensational comedy, directed by Todd Phillips, in which he plays the role of an expectant father on a road trip racing to get back in time for the birth of his first child. Due Date (2010), starring The Hangover (2009)'s Zach Galifianakis, was released in November 2010. In addition, Robert Downey Jr. has jump-started the Team Downey Production Company with wife Susan Downey, whose first much-awaited production will be a heist film titled Yucatan, an original development by Steve McQueen intended to propel him to stardom. Another upcoming Team Downey project is Emergency!: This Book Will Save Your Life" - a tale by Neil Strauss that ventures to tell of one man's survival in a dangerous world - which Team Downey will develop into a feature film with producing partner Michael De Luca. But prior to this distinguished global success, Downey starred in powerful yet humbling roles inspired by real-life accounts of some of history's most precious kept secrets, including Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly (2006) in 2006 co-starring Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and Woody Harrelson, and Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) co-starring Nicole Kidman, a film inspired by the life of Diane Arbus, the revered photographer whose images captured attention in the early 1960s. These roles exhibited Downey's unwavering momentum from the previous year of 2005, in which he starred in the Academy Award®-nominated feature film Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), directed by George Clooney, in Shane Black's action comedy Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) co-starring Val Kilmer, and in David Fincher's suspenseful Zodiac (2007/I) alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Ruffalo, about the notorious serial killer who haunted San Francisco during the 1970's. Marking his debut into music, Debuting Robert Downey Jr. released his debut album titled "The Futurist" on the Sony Classics Label on November 23rd, 2004. The album's eight original songs, that Downey wrote, and his two musical numbers debuting as cover songs revealed his sultry singing voice and his musical talents. Downey continued to display his versatility in two very different films in October 2003: the musical/drama The Singing Detective (2003), a remake of the BBC hit of the same name, and the thriller Gothika (2003) starring Halle Berry and Penélope Cruz. In 2001, Downey made his prime-time television debut when he joined the cast of the Fox-TV series Ally McBeal (1997) as attorney "Larry Paul". For this role, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, as well as the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Comedy Series. In addition, Downey was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. In 2000, Downey co-starred with Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire in Wonder Boys (2000), directed by Curtis Hanson. In this dramatic comedy, Downey played the role of a bi-sexual literary agent. Also in 2000, he starred alongside Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy in the hit comedy, Bowfinger (1999). In September of 1999, Downey appeared in Black and White (1999), written and directed by James Toback, along with Ben Stiller, Elijah Wood, Gaby Hoffmann, Brooke Shields and Claudia Schiffer. In January of 1999, he starred with Annette Bening and Aidan Quinn in In Dreams (1999), directed by Neil Jordan. In 1998, Downey co-starred with Tommy Lee Jones and Wesley Snipes in U.S. Marshals (1998), directed by Stuart Baird and he starred with Heather Graham and Natasha Gregson Wagner in the critically acclaimed Two Girls and a Guy (1997), directed by James Toback. In 1997, Downey was seen in Robert Altman's The Gingerbread Man (1998), alongside Kenneth Branagh, Daryl Hannah and Embeth Davidtz; in One Night Stand (1997), directed by Mike Figgis and starring Wesley Snipes and Nastassja Kinski; and in Hugo Pool (1997), directed by his father, Robert Downey Sr. and starring Sean Penn and Patrick Dempsey. In 1995, Downey starred in Restoration (1995), with Hugh Grant, Meg Ryan and Ian McKellen, directed by Michael Hoffman. Also that year, he starred in Richard III (1995), in which he appears opposite his Restoration (1995) co-star McKellen. In Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers (1994), with Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis, Downey starred as a tabloid TV journalist who exploits a murderous couple's killing spree to boost his ratings. In Robert Altman's Short Cuts (1993), he appeared as an aspiring film make-up artist whose best friend commits murder. For the comedy Heart and Souls (1993), Downey starred as a young man with a special relationship with four ghosts. Downey's other film credits include The Soloist (2009), The Last Party (1993), Soapdish (1991), Air America (1990), Chances Are (1989), True Believer (1989), Johnny Be Good (1988), 1969 (1988), Less Than Zero (1987), The Pick-up Artist (1987), Back to School (1986), Tuff Turf (1985), Weird Science (1985), Firstborn (1984) and Pound (1970), marked as Robert Downey Jr.'s feature film debut, directed by Robert Downey Sr. Filmography Jump to: Actor | Soundtrack | Producer | Writer | Thanks | Self | Archive footage Hide Actor (80 credits) Captain America: Civil War (filming) Tony Stark / Iron Man Sherlock Holmes 3 (announced) Sherlock Holmes (rumored) 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron (filming) Tony Stark / Iron Man 2014 The Judge (post-production) Hank Palmer 2014 Chef Marvin 2013 Iron Man 3 Tony Stark 2012 The Avengers Tony Stark / Iron Man 2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Sherlock Holmes 2010 Due Date Peter Highman 2010 Love & Distrust (Video) Rob (segment: "Auto Motives" by Lorraine Bracco) 2010 Iron Man 2 Tony Stark 2009 Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes 2009 The Soloist Steve Lopez 2008 Tropic Thunder Kirk Lazarus 2008 Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness (Video short) Kirk Lazarus (uncredited) 2008 The Incredible Hulk Tony Stark (uncredited) 2008 Iron Man (Video Game) Tony Stark (voice) 2008 Iron Man Tony Stark / Iron Man 2007 Charlie Bartlett Nathan Gardner 2007 Lucky You Telephone Jack 2007 Zodiac Paul Avery 2006 Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus Lionel Sweeney 2006 A Scanner Darkly James Barris 2006 The Shaggy Dog Dr. Kozak 2006 A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Dito 2005 Family Guy (TV Series) Patrick Pewterschmidt - Fat Guy Strangler (2005) ... Patrick Pewterschmidt (voice) 2005 Good Night, and Good Luck. Joe Wershba 2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Harry Lockhart 2005 Game 6 Steven Schwimmer 2004 Eros Nick Penrose (segment "Equilibrium") 2003 Gothika Pete Graham 2003 The Singing Detective Dan Dark 2003 Whatever We Do (Short) Bobby 2000-2002 Ally McBeal (TV Series) Larry Paul - Love Is All Around: Part 2 (2002) ... Larry Paul (uncredited) - Heart and Soul (2002) ... Larry Paul (uncredited) - The Wedding (2001) ... Larry Paul (credit only) - Home Again (2001) ... Larry Paul - Queen Bee (2001) ... Larry Paul Show all 25 episodes 2002 Lethargy (Short) Animal Therapist 2000 Auto Motives (Short) Rob 2000 Wonder Boys Terry Crabtree 1999/I Black and White Terry Donager 1999 Bowfinger Jerry Renfro 1999 Friends & Lovers Hans 1999 In Dreams Vivian Thompson 1998 U.S. Marshals Special Agent John Royce 1998 The Gingerbread Man Clyde Pell 1997 Hugo Pool Franz Mazur 1997 Two Girls and a Guy Blake 1997 One Night Stand Charlie 1996 Danger Zone Jim Scott 1995 Restoration Robert Merivel 1995 Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (TV Short) Mr. Willowby 1995 Home for the Holidays Tommy Larson 1995 Richard III Lord Rivers 1994 Only You Peter Wright 1994 Natural Born Killers Wayne Gale 1994 Hail Caesar Jerry 1993 Short Cuts Bill Bush 1993 Heart and Souls Thomas Reilly 1992 Chaplin Charles Spencer Chaplin 1991 Soapdish David Seton Barnes 1990 Too Much Sun Reed Richmond 1990 Air America Billy 1989 Chances Are Alex Finch 1989 True Believer Roger Baron 1989 That's Adequate Albert Einstein 1988 1969 Ralph Carr 1988 Rented Lips Wolf Dangler 1988 Johnny Be Good Leo Wiggins 1987 Less Than Zero Julian 1987 The Pick-up Artist Jack Jericho (as Robert Downey) 1986 America Paulie Hackley 1986 Back to School Derek Lutz 1985-1986 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) Various / Paul Simon / John Cougar Melloncamp / ... - Anjelica Huston and Billy Martin/George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic (1986) ... Various (as Robert Downey) - Jimmy Breslin and Marvin Hagler/Level 42/E.G. Daily (1986) ... Various (as Robert Downey) - Catherine Oxenberg and Paul Simon/Ladysmith Black Mambazo (1986) ... Paul Simon / Various (as Robert Downey) - Tony Danza/Laurie Anderson (1986) ... Various (as Robert Downey) - Oprah Winfrey/Joe Jackson (1986) ... John Cougar Melloncamp / Various (as Robert Downey) Show all 18 episodes 1985 Deadwait (Short) 1985 Mussolini: The Untold Story (TV Mini-Series) Bruno Mussolini (as Robert Downey) 1985 Weird Science Ian (as Robert Downey) 1985 Girls Just Want to Have Fun Punk Party Crasher (uncredited) 1985 Tuff Turf Jimmy Parker (as Robert Downey) 1984 Firstborn Lee 1983 Baby It's You Stewart 1980 Up the Academy Boy on Soccer Team (uncredited) 1972 Greaser's Palace (uncredited) 1970 Pound Visit Our Other Auctions Please review our terms and conditions below thoroughly. If you are the high bidder please complete checkout through eBay by selecting the PAY NOW Button above. This will only be visible after the auction to the high bidder and will provide you with our payment address and shipping totals if they are not listed in the auction. Shipping costs for this item US Shipping and International shipping will be automatically calculated for you. WI residents add 5% Sales Tax. If you are bidding on multiple auctions we will combine shipping when possible. By bidding on our lifemask auctions you agree to the following terms below: Buyer agrees and understands that they are purchasing only the right to materially buy, sell and possess said product. Buyer agrees that they will not mold or reproduce in any medium, copies of said product. Buyer understands that violation of this could be a violation of copyright law subjecting them to possible civil litigation. HONOR "Please honor my request not to make copies of this casting or other Forsche Design castings for resale or offer it to others that won't honor this request. I understand the possible need to create a piece utilizing different materials as part of your own project, this is of course fine and as an artist I encourage "new" artistic expression. I just ask that you don't sell exact copies of these castings which I have put much time and effort to acquire and maintain over the years." -William Forsche Please complete checkout within 3 days. Payment is expected within 5 days. Non Paying Bidder notices are filed automatically if payment is not received within 10 days. Auction images, copy and content are copyright © 2015 William Forsche and Forsche Design. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. I have been successfully selling life masks, Hollywood props and other collectibles on eBay since 1999." Country of Manufacture: United States, Original/Reproduction: Reproduction, Modified Item: No, Country/Region of Manufacture: United States, Genre: Movie Memorabilia, Product Type: Life Mask

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