|Stan Winston at Comic-Con International 2007, standing with one of his creations, the Iron Man Mark I armor (photograph by Pinguino Kolb)|
The head of Stan Winston Studio, Winston’s work is all but ubiquitous in genre films, with his creations appearing in such classics as “Aliens” and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” for which he won Academy Awards. Winston also created effects and makeup for “Jurassic Park,” “Edward Scissorhands” and “Predator,” although comic book fans will perhaps remember him best for his contributions to “Batman Returns” as well as his final project, “Iron Man,” for which he created the armored suit worn by star Robert Downey, Jr.
The LA Times quotes fellow effects artist Phil Tippet as saying, "Stan contributed to some of the greatest -- fantastic movie characters in motion picture history. His loss in a great one and he will be missed."
Stan Winston was 62 and "died peacefully at home surrounded by family," a spokesperson said.
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