If you’ve seen Terminator, Aliens, Predator, The Thing, Jurassic Park, Edward Scissorhands and even this year’s blockbuster hit Iron Man, then you know Stan Winston’s work. He is an Oscar-winning special effects and makeup genius, and more importantly, has been a staple of my geeked-out movie-going experiences over the years. Sadly, he passed away yesterday at the too-young age of 62, after a seven year struggle with cancer.
Thanks for the memories, Stan! You will be sorely missed.
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Photo courtesy of The Winston Effect, a deluxe retrospective of his work, available from Titan Books.