Date of Birth:
7 April 1946, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Date of Death:
15 June 2008, Los Angeles, California, USA (multiple myeloma)
I was meant to post this the other day but didn't get around to it.
Some might not know who Stan Winston is, for those people, he was a makeup effects artists and special effects artist who worked for many big name directors in Hollywood.
Some of the films he worked as the lead special effects or makeup effects artist are:
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park III
As you can see, he worked on many blockbuster movies and worked alongside directors such as James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante & Tim Burton.
He won four oscars for his work on the following movies:
Best visual effects: Jurassic Park (1994)
Best visual effects: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1993)
Best make-up: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1993)
Best visual effects: Aliens (1986)
I've always admired his work, the creatures he created and the attention to detail he'd go into.
He'll be missed.
R.I.P. Stan Winston
More here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7458478.stm
For a list of his work, go here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0935644/
For his obituary, where u can see which directors etc have gave their comments, go here: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/37106