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Francisco Xavier Pérez is a makeup artist who worked on the Star Trek: The Next Generation fifth season episode "Violations" in 1991. On one of the call sheets he is listed as Francisco Carassosa. In 1992 he received a BAFTA Film Award nomination in the category Best Make Up Artist for his work on Kevin Costner's western drama Dances with Wolves (1990).

Pérez also worked as personal makeup artist for Kevin Costner on several other films including the drama The Bodyguard (1992), the thriller A Perfect World (1993), the western Wyatt Earp (1994), the drama The War (1994), the science fiction adventure Waterworld (1995), the drama The Postman (1997), the romance Message in a Bottle (1999), the drama Thirteen Days (2000), the crime comedy 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001), the drama Dragonfly (2002), the western Open Range (2003), and the crime drama Mr. Brooks (2007).

He also worked as makeup artist or makeup supervisor on the horror film Evilspeak (1981, with Allan A. Apone and Morton Greenspoon), the horror sequel Friday the 13th Part III (1982, with Allan A. Apone and Kenny Myers), the science fiction film Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983), the horror thriller Prince of Darkness (1987, with Mark Shostrom), the science fiction film They Live (1988), the war drama Glory (1989), the sport drama Rocky V (1990, with Katalin Elek, Zoltan Elek, and Michael Westmore), the comedy Brain Donors (1992), the thriller Con Air (1997, with Thomas R. Burman and Bari Dreiband-Burman), the thriller Enemy of the State (1998, with Dino Ganziano, Steve LaPorte, and Danny Valencia), the horror film Wishcraft (2002), the crime comedy Bad Santa (2003), the remake Starsky & Hutch (2004, with Carolyn Elias, Kathrine Gordon, Shawn McKay, Carol A. O'Connell, and Erwin H. Kupitz), the war drama Jarhead (2005), J.J. Abrams' thriller Mission: Impossible III (2006), the crime drama Street Kings (2008), the science fiction remake The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), the drama Dirty Girl (2010), and the crime drama The Next Three Days (2010).

More recently, he worked as makeup department head on the action remake 21 Jump Street (2012, with Mike Smithson) and on the comedy Parental Guidance (2012) and as makeup artist on the reboot Man of Steel (2013, with Veronica Lorenz).

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