Translator: Davood Salehan
(Interview with an Iranian Hollywood staff)
"Hassan Lotfi" Iranian makeup artist in Hollywood, said about how to make up in Eastern and Muslim figures in Hollywood films: " in the context of face make up Hollywood classifies humans based on historical, religious and geographical background, and since it is largely propaganda machine of Foreign Office of America and the Pentagon, it is moving in line with their policies. Because America's political relations with Muslim countries are not favorable at the moment we see that Muslims have always been introduced in Hollywood films with rough figures and unclean and as "bad men".
Hollywood is completely monopolized by Jews, and Jews do not neglect their own interests even if they ignore the interests of the Americans, but because they have aligned themselves with America's policies, thus in general the works are crystallization of the CIA and the Pentagon's views and the interests of Zionists' lobby, even though the Jewish is different from Zionism and some Jews hate the Zionists, when it comes to their interests, they prefer being Jewish to anything else.
He said about the existence of negative characters in Hollywood films: "there is always difficulty of bad man in American films, so that always and at all times whites are good people and the rest of the people are unreliable; meanwhile the problem only is not Muslims but black haired people are always bad in the movies. "
He added: "Before Israel coming, there is a good look at Muslims particularly Arabs and in this course Arabs are introduced as very rich and wealthy sheikhs. Sheikhs especially during the period of silent are symbol of money and aristocracy and we see their roles starring by handsome actors, but after the Second World War when Israel came into existence, Arabs became bad gradually so henceforth Arabs in the films are raised as backward people who only have oil money. "
Lotfi said: always presence of an enemy is necessary in America and Hollywood, given the time and the political situation, the enemy is different, just as during the Cold War, Russia was introduced as the foe; essentially America's foreign policy is on the basis that they create a certain enemy in each period to introduce itself as savior of humanity and eventually America will defeat this enemy.
He added: in general, there is a very complex system in the Hollywood; they firstly define all their enemy and superheroes through "comic books" in the form of fiction stories. The books are very important in the culture of America because everybody thinks that this is just a myth and no one cares about them and people know from childhood with the Comic books and aspire to understand the characters of the comics in real and the desire leads to making the adaptation film and the characters become more serious. Hypothetical enemies are often in the Comic books in the first step and in the next step they go on the big screen where they become more serious, but they are still fabulous so no one tales the matter seriously and thus public opinion gets ready to create new enemies in reality.
Iranian makeup artist in Hollywood said: in general policy of America is based on the saying: "first make a crisis then decide", as they have made the films as testing ground which means at first they raise an issue through cinema and create unrealistic crisis, then according to the people's reaction towards the issue they will make the final decision.
Lotfi said: they used to introduce Russians and aliens as enemies for a while and now given their unfavorable political relations with Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, they have focused their thoughts on Muslims and recently we see that Muslims' faces are shown by harsh eyebrows in frown, prominent cheeks and penetrating eyes and they are introduced as terrorists or enemies.
He added: although Hollywood became more arrogant after the September 11th incident, in recent reactions of Muslims to insults of the West about Islam, Hollywood has been scared a little bit and now they introduce small nations such as Chechens, Albanians and others as enemy, which of course in such mainstreaming, Hollywood was not only and the press has become as a tool in the hands of the white House and US politicians.
Hassan Lotfi, who began make up in America with cooperation of Courtier agencies, the most prestigious Grimm agency in Los Angeles, has resume in the movie Austin Powers by applying makeup on Mike Myers, make up for ads: for the film Planet of the Apes " directed by Tim Burton " and he was candidate for an Academy Award for Makeup and has other achievements as well.
Lotfi's latest project was "Gilgamesh" by "Roger Christine" which won an Academy Award twice and starring "Omar Sharif", "Peter Atwell" and "Christopher Lee" which is currently being made.