Multiple Oscar-winning effects and make-up artist Stan Winston (Aliens
, Terminator 2: Judgment Day
, Jurassic Park
) is dead. Well-known as a wizard in the fields of make-up effects (Heartbeeps
, Edward Scissorhands
) and animatronics (Jurassic Park
, AI Artificial Intelligence
), Winston’s most recent credits included work on Tony Stark’s Iron Man
suit and the now-in-production Terminator 4
. He was, of course, the founder of Stan Winston Studios.
According to an entry at Jim Hill’s blog
, Winston got his start at Disney, working on Bedknobs & Broomsticks
. He was best-known for big VFX films, but genre buffs will also remember him for quality smaller films like Dead and Buried
and the Winston directed Pumpkinhead
. According to IMDb
, he racked up three Oscar wins and nine (!) nominations.
He will be missed.