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Stan Winston, RIP

MALIBU, Calif.—Stan Winston, the Oscar-winning special-effects artist perhaps best remembered for creating the terrifyingly realistic dinosaurs of “Jurassic Park” died here June 15 after a seven-year struggle with multiple myeloma. He was 62. MSTies will recall his work as special makeup creator for the movie in episode 1010- IT LIVES BY NIGHT.

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9 Replies to “Stan Winston, RIP”

  1. Doctor Marijuana Face Dude Man Testing Out The Limit That This Field Has For Entering Name that Is Required to Post To the Reply Board Thingy and The one day we might all be whisked away in my beautiful balloon. take these broken wings and learn to fly me says:

    RIP Good buddy.

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  2. Graboidz says:

    :cry: Most folks will remember Stan for his work in Jurassic Park, but to me he will always be remembered for bringing “Pumpkinhead” to the big screen.

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  3. the2ndsuitor says:

    Genius. With someone so great at practical effects, I hope the folks that would usually go to Stan won’t just run to CGI now. He gave bang for the buck work & most flicks with his involvement were usually good shows.

    He was as proud of Wrong Turn as he was of T2 or whatever, so huge tip of the hat there. Cheers.

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  4. radioman970 says:

    His name is all over the place on my DVD shelf. A great loss to effects fans.

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  5. MFifer says:

    A shocking loss… TOO YOUNG.
    A true original who truly loved what he did, whether it be garage or Spielberg.
    RIP, Stan.

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  6. BSBrian says:

    my best friend was diagnosed 14 mos ago with this terrible cancer, he has just begun his long trip through a bone marrow transplant. I will try to chear him up with some mst, maybe ILBN! RIP, Stan.

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  7. Bobo "BuckDat" Briggs says:

    Just got back from seeing Iron Man. I sure hope Stan had some kind of underlings or an understudy or something. Cause man, that was some beautiful stuff in that movie.

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  8. magicvoice says:

    I was really bummed to hear about this the other day. Mr. Winston did such wonderful work. I truly hope that more artists of the future do things Stan’s way instead of always relying completely on CGI. His credits are great going all the way back to Gargoyles.
    Pumpkinhead is a great little film. Let’s also not forget he did the Wookie costumes for the Star Wars Holiday Special (another MST connection.) I have lots of fond cinematic memories of Mr. Winston’s work.

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  9. Rachel says:

    This news ruined my whole day when I found out, possibly my entire week. Stan Winston was a genre genius and I’m really gonna miss him. He did brilliant work, things no amount of CGI can bring to life.

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