#1 Posted by Nighthunter (29560 posts) - - Show Bio

According to multiple sources, Oscar-winning special effects artist Stan Winston died late Sunday evening at his home. Winston was 62 and had battled multiple myeloma for seven years.

"Stan died peacefully at home surrounded by family," a spokeswoman from Stan Winston Studios told the LA Times.

Perhaps the most acclaimed visual effects artists currently working in Hollywood, Winston won the Oscar for visual effects three times, for Aliens in 1986, Terminator 2: Judgment day in 1992, and Jurassic Park in 1993. Most recently, Winston and his Studio produced the effects for Marvel’s Iron Man.

Some of his final work will be seen in 2009's Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. Winston was the second visual effects artist to be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

#2 Posted by King Saturn (219120 posts) - - Show Bio
Oh My God. This is really sad and tragic. Stan Winston was the face of Visual Effects for years.  He has designed some of the greatest characters ever. The Terminator, The Predator, his work in The Thing, Iron Man armor.  Hell he even did the design for Pumpkinhead.  Stan Winston will be truly be missed...

Rest In Peace Brother

pours out a little liquor from 40 oz
#3 Posted by King Saturn (219120 posts) - - Show Bio
Damn that really fu#ked up !  Cant no one else think of something great to say about this legend of Special Effects  ?
#4 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't know of him til now, but seeing most of the movies he's been involved in, I can say with certainty that he was a genius.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Winston.

#5 Posted by King Saturn (219120 posts) - - Show Bio
Wow.  A whole three people responded to this thread...
#6 Posted by brainiac 1.0 (4446 posts) - - Show Bio

This is sad even if I didnot know him.

#7 Posted by King Saturn (219120 posts) - - Show Bio
The world of Science Fiction will really miss Stan Winston... you guys know who made the Terminator design ? Or the Iron Man armors for the film ? Or even the way The Predator looks all came from Stan Winston
#8 Posted by TheDrifter (24789 posts) - - Show Bio

This is so sad.

#9 Posted by Nighthunter (29560 posts) - - Show Bio

Special-effects guru Winston blended his own dreams with others', Spielberg says at memorial

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Friends, relatives and show-business colleagues gathered Sunday to remember Oscar-winning special-effects maestro Stan Winston, the man responsible for bringing the dinosaurs of ''Jurassic Park'' and other iconic movie creatures to life.

Winston died at his home in Malibu surrounded by family June 15 after a seven-year struggle with multiple myeloma. He was 62.

Winston's son Matt recounted his father's last day as being filled with laughter, hugs, kisses, tears and music from the Beatles. At the end of the private memorial service at the Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, Matt played the last song Winston heard before he died: the Beatles' ''All My Loving.''

Colleagues including ''Iron Man'' director Jon Favreau, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Arnold, Ernie Hudson and Robert Patrick joined Winston's family and friends to reminisce and listen to personal stories from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rabbi Judith Halevy, brother Ronny Winston, uncle Mitchell Karlan, son-in-law Erich Litoff, and directors James Cameron and Steven Spielberg.

''What Stan did is that he took our dreams - he took all of our dreams - and he blended them with his own dreams,'' Spielberg told mourners in attendance. ''He then workshopped those dreams with pencil, clay and later years on the computer. He would basically give life to all of our ideas. He would make them come to life.''

In a career spanning 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. He was a pioneer in merging real-world effects with computer-generated imagery.

Winston won visual effects Oscars for 1986's ''Aliens,'' 1991's ''Terminator 2: Judgment Day'' and 1993's ''Jurassic Park.'' He also won a makeup Oscar for ''Terminator 2.'' He was nominated for his work on ''Heartbeeps,'' ''Predator,'' ''Edward Scissorhands,'' ''Batman Returns,'' ''The Lost World: Jurassic Park'' and ''A.I.''

Frequent collaborator Cameron told those gathered he spoke with Winston the day before he died. Cameron said Winston expressed something that he never had before: Winston told his colleague and friend that he loved him. Cameron also let ''the fans speak for Stan'' by reading several messages posted after Winston's death by users of the movie news and gossip Web site Ain't It Cool News.

''He inspired a generation of fans,'' Cameron said. ''I think that just maybe the words of a bunch of people who didn't even know him personally may be his best tribute.''

Winston's survivors include his wife, Karen; and his son, daughter, brother and four grandchildren.

#10 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio
King Saturn said:
"Wow.  A whole three people responded to this thread...
#11 Posted by King Saturn (219120 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"King Saturn said:
"Wow.  A whole three people responded to this thread...
Well... we did get a few more people to respond