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Quick Facts of

  • Born NameKazuhiro Tsuji
  • Birth PlaceKyoto, Japan
  • Zodiac SignGemini
  • NationalityAmerican
  • EthnicityJapanese
  • ProfessionPortrait Sculpture, Special make-up effects artist
  • Net Worth$9 million
  • Age50 years old

Kazuhiro Tsuji is a Japanese decent American Special make-up effects artist and also, visual artist. Some of his notable works are Darkest Hour (2017), Bombshell (2019), and Mindhunter (2017).

Most significantly, the artist won enormous awards as a special effect makeup artist, Prosthetic makeup supervisor, designer, makeup and hair designer, sculptor. He’s active in the field since 1989.

Kazuhiro Tsuji Astonishing Net Worth

The 50 years old designer made the fortune through his artistic creative mind. There is an assumption that he holds a net worth of $9 million.

Hiro earned most of his money from making sculptures and projects such as Blade: Trinity, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Total Recall, Darkes hour, plus The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Early Career

When the artist was just 5 years old, his parents were to busy working, So, they couldn’t make sufficient time to spend with him. Since a very early age, he had to do stuff on his own. When he was in kindergarten, he used to observe artisans working at the artisan’s shop. Hence, Tsuji was made to become an artist from a very young age.

First Sculpture

Kazu’s first creation was a Dinosaur in kindergarten. In fact, he didn’t like to attend class but, he used to sculpt anything that came to his mind.

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Since a very early age, Hiro realized that he was meant to become an artist. Believe it or not, he began working with Make-Up Art when he was attending high school.

Reason Behind Kazuhiro Sculpting Other Artists

The reason behind Kazu to sculpt other artist is because of their inspiration on him.

Kazu mentioned that at the time when he picked a subject to sculpt Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali, they had a direct impact on his life. Hence, the Japanese born turned them into sculptures.

How People’s Lives Inspire Him

The 50 years old Kazuhiro once stated that he gets fascinated through people’s lifestyles as how they spend their lives. He gets inspired by seeing how people project themselves to the outside world as well as their ways of making money and also their wealth.

Kazuhiro’s Achievements

As Kazu was excessively fascinated towards sculpting, designing from a very young age, he attempted to fulfill his desires through a very successful career, winning enormous awards.

In 2001, Hiro firstly got nominated for two awards, OFTA Film Award and BAFTA Film Award for Best Make-Up and Hair in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). And also, he won Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award featuring in the same movie. Secondly, Kazu received the Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award in 2002 for Planet of the Apes. He again got nominated for OFTA film Award in 2002 for the same movie.

In 2005, the 50 year’s old designer got nominated for the Ofta Film Award featuring Hellboy (2004). He was a nominee of the Oscar in the year 2007 for Click (2006). Subsequently, the make-up artist got nominated for the Oscar in 2007 for Norbit (2007).

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In 2009, the sculpture achieved the OFTA Film Award featuring The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). Again in 2012, he got nominated for the Saturn Award for La Pie Que Habito (2011) plus Ofta Television Award presenting Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012).

After a long gap, the Japanese descent came with an explosion in 2017, winning two awards Rome Film Award and ACCA as a star of Darkest Hour (2017). Furthermore, he got nominated for Best Costume Design and Makeup (2017). 2018 was one of the most successful years in his professional career as he won the Oscar featuring Darkest Hour (2017) together with five more awards, Bafta Film Award, Gold Derby Award, Artisan, Jury Prize, and the Rome Film Award.

Hiro recently received the Oscar 2020 for the Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling, representing Bombshell 2019. Moreover, he has already claimed the Bafta Award, ACCA, CIFCC Award, Gold Derby Award, HCA Award, Artisan, LEJA Award, and the OFTA Film Award in 2020.

After winning on February 10, 2020, Hiro dined with Charlize Theron as he posted a photo on his Twitter.

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