Stan Winston, 1946 – 2008

Special effects master Stan Winston died yesterday at the age of 62, way too soon for him to go. If you’re not saddened by this, here’s a very quick list of movies Stan Winston did the effects for:

? John Carpenter’s The Thing
? Aliens
? Predator
? Monster Squad
? Batman Returns
? Jurassic Park
? Terminator 2: Judgment Day
? Iron Man

The man made both the Terminator endoskeleton and the Iron Man armor, aliens and predators, and more. In a world where more and more CG is used in films, Winston was doing special effects the old-fashioned way, and they always looked better. This sucks. (Via IESB)