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Monday, June 16, 2008

Stan Winston: 1946 - 2008

Last night, Sunday June 15th, Stan Winston passed away. Winston died at home Sunday evening after a seven-year struggle with multiple myeloma.

He was a special effects wizard in the movie world. Here's a list of movies he was credited for doing Special effects for:

  1. Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins (2009) (filming) (special effects supervisor)
  2. Iron Man (2008) (special effects)
    ... aka Ironman (International: English title: alternative spelling) (USA: poster title)
  3. Constantine (2005) (makeup and animatronic effects)
    ... aka Constantine (Germany)
  4. Big Fish (2003) (special effects director)
  5. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) (animatronic effects: Terminator)
    ... aka T3 (USA: promotional abbreviation)
    ... aka Terminator 3 - Rebellion der Maschinen (Germany)
  6. Darkness Falls (2003) (tooth fairy designer)
  7. The Day the World Ended (2001) (TV) (special effects)
  8. Jurassic Park III (2001) (live action dinosaurs)
    ... aka JP3 (USA: promotional abbreviation)
  9. Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001) (animatronics designer) (robot character designer)
    ... aka A.I. Artificial Intelligence (USA: poster title)

  10. Galaxy Quest (1999) (animatronic and creature effects)
  11. End of Days (1999) (creature effects supervisor)
  12. Inspector Gadget (1999) (special animatronic effects)
  13. Lake Placid (1999) (creature effects)
    ... aka Lac Placid (Canada: French title)
  14. Instinct (1999) (special character effects)
  15. Small Soldiers (1998) (animatronic design and effects)
  16. The Relic (1997) (creature effects)
    ... aka Relikt - Das Museum der Angst, Das (Germany: TV title)
    ... aka Relikt, Das (Germany)
  17. Congo (1995) (gorilla special effects)
  18. Amazing Stories: Book Two (1992) (V) (special makeup effects) (segment "Go to the Head of the Class")
  19. Predator 2 (1990) (special effects)

  20. Leviathan (1989) (creature effects producer)
  21. The Monster Squad (1987) (monster creator)
  22. Predator (1987) (special effects)
  23. "Amazing Stories" (special effects) (1 episode, 1986)
    ... aka Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories (USA: complete title)
    - Go to the Head of the Class (1986) TV episode (special effects)
  24. Aliens (1986) (alien effects creator)
  25. Invaders from Mars (1986) (invaders designer and creator)
  26. "Manimal" (1983) TV series (special effects designer) (unknown episodes)
  27. The Phantom of the Opera (1983) (TV) (special effects makeup)

  28. W.C. Fields and Me (1976) (special effects)
I'd imagine that people should recognize some of these films. As they are legendary and his work will never be forgotten. His son, Matt Winston, has been doing alot of acting work. He was "Crewman Daniels" in the TV series, Star Trek: Enterprise. Daniels was the character that would travel through time from 800 years in the future. He was even in the movie "Fight Club". Matt played the part of the priest that kept getting sprayed before lashing out and punching the guy aggrivating him. I'm sure if you people watched that movie again you'd notice him. Anyways, I'm putting my monster creations in a genuflected pose. Praying that winged demons may guide Stan Winston's soul to the next evolution of state he's ascended to.

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