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Zoltán Elek is a Hungarian make-up artist who worked on Star Trek Nemesis. He has a long working relationship with Star Trek makeup artist Michael Westmore.

Before working on the Star Trek franchise, he worked on Joe Dante's science fiction adventure Explorers (1985, with James Cromwell, Brooke Bundy, Robert Picardo, Dick Miller, Frank Welker, and Paul Abascal), Johnny Handsome (1989, with Michael Westmore, Ken Diaz, and Gerald Quist), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), and Independence Day (1996, with Michael F. Blake, Hazel Catmull, Patricia Miller, Norma Lee, Candace Neal, Katalin Elek, Joy Zapata, and Craig Smith).

He won an Academy Award for best make-up in 1985 for the movie Mask that he shared with Michael Westmore. In addition to this award, he was part of a team which earned an Emmy Award nomination for "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup for a Miniseries or a Special" for Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (along with Edouard F. Henriques, Craig Reardon, Janna Phillips, Rick Stratton and Richard Snell).

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