I had not seen the film The Cell, but on checking up on it on IMDB it looks interesting so I will see if I can get it.
As far as influences go, I would say that my main visual influences are: Chinese opera, Japanese Kabuki and Noh. But with a lot of others added to the soup.
I have now done 4 images using that character, if interested you can see them here:
But the actual ‘look’ I have been using for a while, as you can see with the other images on that page.