Monday, June 16, 2008
R.I.P. Stan Winston
Hollywood special-effects maestro Stan Winston has died at age 62.
The Oscar-winning visual effects artist died at his home Sunday evening surrounded by family after a seven-year struggle with multiple myeloma, according to a representative from Stan Winston Studio.
Winston won visual effects Oscars for 1986's "Aliens, "1992's "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and 1993's "Jurassic Park."
Winston is survived by his wife, Karen; a son, daughter, brother and four grandchildren.
His final films to be released will be:
Avatar. Directed by James Cameron currently scheduled for a 2009 release. This feature is in production.
Shutter Island. Directed by Martin Scorsese currently scheduled for a 2009 release. This feature is in production.
G.I. Joe. Directed by Stephen Sommers currently scheduled for a 2009 release. This feature is in Post Production.
His recent work can be seen in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, You don't mess with the Zohan and Ironman.
Posted by Gavin Elster at 1:52 PM