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Audrey Hepburn in the Gap’s “Keep it Simple” TV ad in the 2006.

Audrey died in 1993, but came back to life for the Skinny Black Pants ad, which was constructed through using Audrey's appearance in the 1957 musical Funny Face.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Laurence Oliver in the 2004 movie “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.”

Plot: In 1939, an intrepid reporter in New York City makes a connection between the story she's covering (of famous scientists suddenly disappearing around the world) and a recent attack on the city by giant robots. Determined to find the solution to these happenings, she seeks the help of her ex-boyfriend, the captain of a mercenary legion of pilots. The two are investigating the case when the robots attack the city again, though in a stroke of luck, Sky Captain's right hand man is able to locate their source. They then set off on an adventure in search of the evil mastermind behind these schemes, who is bent on creating a utopia and destroying the current world.

Laurence Oliver died in 1989, but the clip was constructed by using old archive BBC footage.

Tron Legacy

Jeff Bridges in the movie 2010 “Tron: Legacy.”

Plot: Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 20 years. Along with Kevin's loyal confidant, Quorra, father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a visually stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous. Meanwhile, the malevolent program CLU, who dominates the digital world, plans to invade the real world and will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.

They constructed the younger version of Jeff Bridges from mapping his face based from the 1984 film Against All Odds, and occasionally pasting the face of the younger Jeff Bridges onto a younger actor.

Gene Kelly Volkwagen Golf TV Ad that aired in 2005

Prosthetic mask and a wet dance to recreate Gene Kelly’s singing the in rain.

Superman Returns

Marlon Brando in the 2006 “Superman Returns

Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure Superman Returns, a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world's most beloved superheroes. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life. Or has she? Superman's bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.

Mixture of outtakes and CGI allowed Marlon Brando to be in the 2006 movie.

J’ Adore Dior – The Film (2011)

Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly all in the J’ Adore Dior – The Film (2011)

A mixture of CGI was used to make this polished and amazing ad.


Oliver Reed in the Gladiator movie, he died during the production of the film.

Plot: Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death. The powerful general is unable to save his family, and his loss of will allows him to get captured and put into the Gladiator games until he dies. The only desire that fuels him now is the chance to rise to the top so that he will be able to look into the eyes of the man who will feel his revenge.

At the cost of 3.2 million dollars they created Oliver Reed’s face to place into a younger actor for the arguably the best posture performance.

Terminator Salvation

Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 2009 version of Terminator Salvation movie

Plot: In 2003, in the Longview State Correctional Facility, the criminal Marcus Wright is on death row, and is convinced by the cancerous Dr. Serena Kogan to donate his body to her research and he accepts. In 2018, after an unsuccessful attack to a Skynet facility, only John Connor survives, but he discovers that Skynet is developing the powerful new model T-800. Out of the blue, Marcus appears naked and with amnesia in the location. Marcus befriends the teenager Kyle Reese and the girl Star who help him to survive the lethal machines and they travel together in a Jeep. Meanwhile the resistance discovers a signal that might turn off the machines and John offers to test it. When Kyle is captured by a machine and brought to the Skynet headquarters, Marcus decides to help the youngster and heads to Skynet; on the way, he saves Blair Williams who suggests to him that he should meet John Connor first.

Prosthetic Mask from the 1984 terminator movie with the prosthetic mask on a younger bodybuilder's body to recreate the younger terminator.

The Crow

Brandon Lee in the 1994 The Crow.

A poetic guitarist Eric Draven is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancée are murdered. The crow guides him through the land of the living, and leads him to his killers: knife thrower Tin-tin, drugetic Funboy, car buff T-Bird, and the unsophisticated Skank. One by one, Eric gives these thugs a taste of their own medicine. However their leader Top-Dollar, a world class crime lord who will dispatch his enemies with a Japanese sword and joke about it later, will soon learn the legend of the crow and the secret to the vigilante's invincibility.

Brandon Lee died on set of The Crow. Brandon Lee was created with CGI for rest of the film.

Forrest Gump

JFK, Richard Nixon, Elvis Presley, John Lennon in the Forrest Gump movie.

Forrest Gump is a simple man with a low I.Q. but good intentions. He is running through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His 'mama' teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam, finding new friends called Dan and Bubba, he wins medals, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, starts a ping-pong craze, creates the smiley, write bumper stickers and songs, donating to people and meeting the president several times. However, this is all irrelevant to Forrest who can only think of his childhood sweetheart Jenny Curran. Who has messed up her life. Although in the end all he wants to prove is that anyone can love anyone.

Old archive footage of the presidents and the musicians, voice doubles and a lot of special effects were created for the movie of Forrest Gump.

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