Awww geeze, one of the best Fx guys in the biz has passed away…on a Monday no less. Well, Stan doesn’t deserve to be an also-ran for Man-Up Mondays so this is his own post.
Stan Winston April 7, 1946 – June 15, 2008
From the AP:
“LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Winston, the Oscar-winning special-effects maestro responsible for bringing the dinosaurs of “Jurrasic Park” and other iconic movie creatures to life, has died. He was 62.
Winston died at his home in Malibu surrounded by family on Sunday evening after a seven-year struggle with multiple myeloma, according to a representative from Stan Winston Studio.
Working with such directors as Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and Tim Burton in a career spanning over four decades, Winston created some of the most memorable visual effects in cinematic history. He helped bring the dinosaurs from “Jurassic Park,” the extraterrestrials from “Aliens, the robots from “Terminator” and even “Edward Scissorhands” to the big screen.”
-By DERRIK J. LANG
So everyone goes on and on and on about the Terminator series, Aliens, Jurassic Park, and Predator…but not me!
Has everyone forgotten about THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL? He totally designed the Wookie Family, you know!
Remember how awesome they were?
Or what about HEARTBEEPS?! He was nominated for an Academy Award, for Christ’s sake!
Wow…so much cooler than the Predator, right?
And why don’t people fawn over Mr. Winston for his totally badass design of the MR. ROBOTO mask he did for Styx?
Oh where’s your video? Well, the shit-birds over at Universal Music don’t cotton to no embedding…so, click here for Roboto Awesomeness!
Damn, he did some great work, huh? Domo, Mr. Winston…Domo, indeed!