Tuesday, June 17, 2008

SFX Wizard, Stan Winston Dead At 62

Stan Winston, who worked on a lot of the films us fanboys (and girls) really love, died on Sunday after a battle with multiple myeloma.

Some of the many films he worked on were:
Terminator 2
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Iron Man
Charlotte's Web
Big Fish
Jurassic Park
Galaxy Quest
Batman Returns
Edward Scissorhands
.... just to name a few.
Not to mention all the other projects he worked on in TV, commercials, and music videos.

When I was younger and wanted to do movie make-up and special effects as a career (which obviously got derailed along the way), I would read about how he did his effects and watch programs that spolighted him and fellow SFX creator, Rick Baker.

Stan, you will be missed.

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