Jurassic World is close to us, so I wanted to take a moment to remember someone that won’t be here to see it happens.
Meet Stan Winston.
If the name doesn’t ring a bell, he’s the guy that worked on every non-CGI dinosaur from Jurassic Park/The Lost World/Jurassic Park III. And many don’t even realize how many there were!
Oh, but that is not all.
He is also the guy that created and gave ”life” to some other movie stars…
The characters of The Wiz? Stan Winston.
The Dog-Thing from The Thing? Stan Winston.
The Terminators of the original Terminator trilogy? PLUS Terminator Salvation? Stan Winston.
The Alien-Queen of Aliens? Stan Winston.
All the monsters of The Monster Squad? Stan Winston.
The Predator from Predator I and II? Stan Winston.
Pumpkinhead? Stan Winston.
The iconic hands of Edward Scissorhands? Stan Winston.
The Penguin looks form Batman Returns? Stan Winston.
“I don’t do special effects. I do characters. I do creatures.”
Happy birthday, Stan Winston (April 7, 1946 – June 15, 2008)
You didn’t make special effects, you sir made the World special.