Stan Winston 1946 - 2008

Special Effects genius Stan Winston died Sunday night at his home in Malibu.

Winston, who set the industry standard for robotic/animatronic creatures and prosthetic makeup, won four Oscars: a visual effects Oscar for 1986's "Aliens," visual effects and makeup Oscars for 1992's "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and a visual effects Oscar for 1993's "Jurassic Park," for which he created animatronic dinosaurs that complemented the film's digitally animated creatures.

Winston suffered from multiple myeloma, a form of cancer of the plasma cells of the body. His creative work and incredible mind for creating some of the most memorable cinematic special effects will be missed. He was 62.

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