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‘The Actor’ statuettes cast for 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards

SAG statuette casting

“The Actor” is heated and coated with a chemical to give the bronze statuette a patina at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank. The Actor will be presented at the SAG awards show on Jan. 30th.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
SAG statuette casting

Skilled craftsmen hoist the cauldron of molten bronze into position where they can pour the liquid metal into wax molds at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank to create “The Actor” statuettes.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
SAG statuette casting

Craftsmen pour molten bronze into wax molds at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank to create “The Actor” statuettes for the Screen Actors Guild awards.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
SAG statuette casting

Craftsmen hoist the cauldron of molten bronze into position where they can pour the liquid metal into wax molds at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank to create “The Actor” statuettes for the Screen Actors Guild.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
SAG statuette casting
Skilled craftsmen hoist the cauldron of molten bronze into position where they can pour the liquid metal into wax molds at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
SAG statuette casting

Molten bronze spills out of the mold while craftsmen create “Actor” statuettes for the Screen Actors Guild at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
SAG statuette casting

Molten bronze jumps from the mold while craftsmen create “Actor” statuettes for the Screen Actors Guild at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
SAG statuette casting

Craftsmen pour molten bronze into wax molds at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
SAG statuette casting

Molten bronze cools and hardens in wax molds at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank to create “Actor” statuettes for the Screen Actors Guild.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
SAG statuette casting

After the molten bronze cools and hardens in the wax molds, the casting material is broken with a hammer to expose the rough version of the “Actor” statuette at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
SAG statuette casting

Craftsmen use grinding tools to shine the rough “Actor” statue after it is broken out of the mold at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
SAG statuette casting

The green patina on the “Actor” statue is created with heat and chemicals at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
SAG statuette casting
The green patina on the “Actor” statue is created with heat and chemicals at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
SAG statuette casting

Artisans prepare the wax molds used at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank to create the “Actor” statuettes.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
SAG statuette casting

SAG awards nominee Emily Robinson (“Transparent”) and SAG Awards Committee member Jason George (“Grey’s Anatomy”) play with the newly produced “Actor” statues at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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