Monday, June 16, 2008

Legendary Special Effects Artist, Stan Winston, 1946-2008

Legendary special effects makeup artist Stan Winston passed away this past Sunday- perhaps before his time, but not without leaving an immense legacy. Winston and his Studio are responsible for some of the most memorable characters in modern film, including the Terminator, Edward Scissorhands, the Predator, and recent sensations like Iron Man. Winston won 3 Oscars for his work, 1 for Aliens, 1 for Terminator 2, and 1for Jurassic Park.

(Winston with some of his babies)

Stan Winston will be missed by the film loving community, and joins the likes of artists Sydney Pollack, Heath Ledger, and Yves Saint Laurent- each of whom left us too early this year.

** Read a full tribute to Winston at Time Magazine

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