Monday, June 16, 2008

RIP Stan Winston

I was very sad to hear of the recent death of make up and special FX legend Stan Winston. Ever since I started reading Starburst and Fangoria he was a name that constantly popping up in articles about films like The Monster Squad, Invaders from Mars and The Exterminator. Hey I even remember reading a review of his work on Dead & Buried that said his make up effects were too realistic, you can't get better praise than that. He won visual effects Oscars for 1986's Aliens, 1992's Terminator 2: Judgment Day and 1993's Jurassic Park and a makeup Oscar for 1992's Batman Returns. What can you say about the man who gave us Edward Scissorhands, the Predator, the Terminator and the T-Rex? The work he produced for director's like Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and Tim Burton will live on forever.

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